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WESTERN NEWS 4 Historic«] Ubnry ' r Mont With which is consolidated THE LIBBY TIMES and THE TROY TRIBUNE Libby, Lincoln County, Montana. Thursday. Octobcrt2, 10113 VOLUME XXXIII Number 19 INCREASED MINING ACTIVITY IN LIBBY DISTRICT Discuss Court House Plans With Architect Fred Brinkman of Kalispell Meets With County Commissioners. BOND ELECTION MAY BE NECESSARY The possibility of obtaining a loan for a new Lincoln County court house is being further investigated by the board of county commissioners. The board met in Libby Monday afternoon to consider the matter, at which meet ing there were present all three com missioners, County Attorney Blackford, Fred Brinkman, architect, of Kalispell, and E. E. Jaqueth and Chas. D. Rowe, members of a Libby Commercial club committee. Mr. Blackford had written the Mon tana branch of the Public Works Ad ministration for information as to the possibility of the county's obtaining a loan on the sale and lease plan. He submitted a letter from Helena which stated, in effect, that in view of Lincoln county's excellent financial condition, it undoubtedly would be necessary for the county to issue-bonds to cover the loan. This would require a bond elec tion. During the conference, Mr. Brink man stated it is highly probable reg ulations will be modified so as to al low granting of loans on a more liberal basis, and it is thought probable a loan on the sale and lease plan may be worked out later. Flathead county has sent County Attorney King to Helena to look into this possibility and on his return the Lincoln county board is to be informed of the latest developments. In the meantime, Mr. Brinkman was instructed to prepae tentative plans that are required for the filing of a loan application! If the probabilities arc at all encouraging, these will be filed with the proper officials before the closing date, which is January 1 next Then if it is later decided not to go through with the undertaking, the application for a loan can be cancelled. Under plans discussed at the Monday meeting, the contemplated building would cost approximately $50,000. It would consist of a main two story structure to house all county offices and court room requirements. On one side of the main structure would be a wing for the county library and on the other side a wing for the jail and sheriffs quarters. Mr. Brinkman will develop these ideas into plans more 'in detail and submit them at a later meeting. The building would be of modernistic type. Under tre public works act, 30 per cent of the cost of the project would be a gift by the government. On a $50,000 building that would mean a gift of $15.000. In other words, the county would obtain a $50,000 building at a cost of $35,000. And this $15.000 gift would be used to pay off the first bonds and interest as they mature. The government estimates that this provi sion would relieve the county from raising any money for this debt pay ment for three or four years and it is hoped business conditions will be back to normal by that time. Local men state a new building is badly needed, that present facilities are inadequate and that operation of the court house, the county jail and li brary quarters under present plans is expensive, Much could be saved with a modern building housing all depart ments of county government However, the big argument just at the present time is that the project would provide much needed employ ment for a number of men and an also much needed market for materials and supplies. FLANS BEING MADE FOR N. R. A. PARADE Preparatlns are under way for the staging of an NRA narade on Friday afternoon, Oct. 20. This is planned as a feature of the program of the dis trict meeting of the Federated Women's clubs to be held in Libby on Friday and Saturday of next week. The club women are emphasizing the NRA in their exercises. The parade will start from the school house at 4 p. m, on Friday, the 20th. It will be led by the Libbv band, and in it will be the school children, the lodges and other organizations as well as individuals. More details are available at this time but will be given in next week's issue. not Circulating Petition for Road Money. Petitions are being freely signed in Libby this week directed to the forest service, the state highway commission and the bureau of public roads, asking for an appropriation of forest money to build an improved highway from the Elk Hill section westward approximate ly 22 miles, to about Elliott creek. The petitions originated in Kalispell and are also being signed by Flathead citizens, There is already a petition before the state highway commission asking for| gas tax money for a project extending 12 miles eastward from Libby on same highway. GIVE MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER FOR NEWLY-WED BRIDE Mrs. Forrest DeRosia and Mrs. Irene Barrett entertained at five tables of pinochle Friday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Art Rosholt, who were recently married at Sandpoint. At the pinochle games, high score prizes were captured by Miss Frances Schouweiler and Lloyd Baker, while Mrs. Roshol* and Marlin Adkins carried away the consolation tokens. At the conclusion of the games, the bride was surprised with a shower of miscellaneous gifts. Refreshments were served. Is Hostess to Entre Nous Club The members of the Entre Nous club enjoyed a pleasant evening Tuesday as guests of Mrs. J. K. Dwindle, bridge being the diversion of the Comparing of scores at the conclusion of the games revealed that Mrs. W. F. Kienitz was entitled to high score honors and Mrs. M. K. Kedzie to the consolation. Refreshments were served. evening. Head Of Moose Lodge Will Be Present At Meet I Supreme Dictator Sartori Will Address 1 District Convention in Libby on Sunday, October 15. The presence of the supreme die- j tator of the order will be the chief drawing card at the district meeting of the Moose lodge to be held in Libby j next Sunday, October 15. Al J. Sartori of Spokane is the supreme dictator and he will be present during the exer cises and will deliver the princpal ad dress of the program. For the beneft of those not acquainted with the order, it can be said that the supreme dictator is the head of the order, the highest office in the lodge._ Mr. Sartori has the reputation of be ing an eloquent speaker and will have much of interest to tell his hearers. He will be accompanied by Fred J, Lake of Spokane, who holds the office of Great Northern Moose. Mr. Lake is also known as an interesting speaker and he will also take pat in the pro gram. Exercises will begin at I o'clock in the afternoon, when a first degree team wll open lodge for initiaton work. This will be followed by second degree initiatory work. At the close of the initiations, a short parade will be held. A banquet will be served at 6 o'clock, at which there will undoubtedly be a large attendance. Mr. Sartori and Mr. Lake will speak at that time. It is expected that representatives from Spokane, Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Troy and Whitefish lodges will be present MRS. DUNGAN HOSTESS TO FORNIGHTLY CLUB The Fortnightly Bridge club was en tertained last ITiursday night at the home of Mrs. James Christie, with Mrs. Dungan hostess. After a pleasant eve ning at the card tables, it was found that high score prize had been won by Mrs. L. J. Olson, the consolation by Mrs. W. N. Curtis, while a guest prize was presented to Mrs. Weaver, who was visiting in the city as a guest of Miss Mary Barnes. Dainty refreshments were served. The club will be entertained at its next meeting by Mrs. A. M. Hoffman. Former Troy Yonng Man Dies From Gon Shot Wound Receives Charge in Back From Gun, Fired by 12 Year Old Boy— Was Accident TROY, Mont., Oct. 11.—Word was received here that Vincent Walcott, son of Dr. F. Walcott, passed away about 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, at St. Ignatius. He was accidently shot in the back by a 12 year old boy with a shotgun. The accident occurred at about six o'clock Monday evening, and he was rushed to the hospital, where he died the following morning. The body was brought here Wednes day afternoon, and the funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Church. The school, and all stores suspended during the afternoon. Vincent is a graduate of the Troy High School, class of '32, and was active in athletics, and well known and liked by everyone here. He is sur vived by his father, Dr. Walcott, a sister, Mrs. Mauvis Filseth, and two children. Brownie and Wesley. at Recently the county advertised for the purchase of two trucks for use of Commissioner Kensler in the Troy dis trict. At the last meeting of the com missioners an International one and a j half ton truck with steel dump body and hydraulic hoist was purchased of W. H. Kemp, while a one and a half ton • Chevrolet truck also equipped with the'steel body and hydraulic hoist purchased from the J. & C. garage. County Buys Two Trucks ■a as A Fair Question nr K. 4 T'HOW tSWY Youft n»a n&yvwr we DO 9 JK WKT WE HAVE I ■SALES L— % 9 % V. ♦ V/ m <7/ i . ' ! [ Federated Women's Clubs Planning For! District meeting Here — Interesting Program Being Prepared for Entertainment and Instruction of Delegates . . , ... Plans are being made by the Libby Woman's Club for a pleasant and bene ficial meeting of the Federated Clubs t tv ♦ + xi i r\ 4 . k on i oi of District No. 1 on October 20 and 21, Friday and Saturday of next week The meetings will be held in .he Woman's Club House with the Libby Woman's Club as hostess. Kalispell, Eureka and Troy clubs have in years past held the district meetings and at these places Libby women have been most royally taken care of. After many years it is now the pleasure of the Libby club women to have as their guests outstanding women from these places. As everyone knows the aim of federated club women is the good of the community. It is hoped the local women will ar range their work so that they will be able to attend all the sessions. A large delegation of club women from out of town is expected. The program which is to be presented will be of more than ordinary interest. It has been the desire of the president, Mrs. E. E, Jacqueth, to have a program that is up to the minute and to get away from old, stereotyped subjects. The has been arranged to present subjects of practical help to the club women. Hie theme of the meeting is "This Montana, Economic Security and Op portunity for All." State officers who will be here are; Mrs. R. E. Brown, president M.F.W.C., Bozeman, Montana; Mrs. J. H. Morrow, first vice president M.F.W.C., Moore, Montana; Mrs. W. H. Bunney, Belfry, Montana, will accompany president. District officers: Mrs. E. E. Jacqueth, Libby, president; Mrs. G. A, Fessenden, Kalispell, first vice president; Mrs. A, N. Tobie, Kalispell, second vice pres ident; Mrs. M. D. Rowland, Libby, sec retary; Mrs. D. T. Wood, Troy, treasur er. Husbands are invited to the evening session, to be held in the auditorium. The program, in detail, follows: Friday, October 20, 9:30 A. M. Registration at 9:30. Meeting opens at 10 A. M. President Call to order Assembly Singing, National Anthem .led by Mrs. W. N. Curtis. Libby Salute to Flag. Invocation, Mrs. C. L. Clifford, Kalispell Greetings for Libby Woman's Club Mrs. L. J. Olson, Libby Response, Mrs. A. McCullough, Eureka Assembly Singing, "Montana" .. led by Mrs. W. N. Curtis, Libby Presentation of State and District Of ficers. President's Message, Mrs. E E. Jaqiteth, ... . . Libby "The American Home; Can it Meet the Requirements of the Changing World:" Mrs. Richard Hardie, Kalispell Round Table Discussion of foregoing Conducted bv Kalispell Secretary's Report, Mrs. M. D Row land,..., f .. ! Treasurer's Report .. subject Libby Mrs. D. T. Wood. Troy Report of Credential Committee I Mrs. R. W. Smithberger, Libby A anointment of Committees. : Adjournment. Luncheon Friday Afternoon, 1:30 P. M. Assembly Singing. Led by Mrs, W. N. Curtis, Libby ■Club Collect— [Minutes of Morning Session. i 'The Club Woman and Legislation" i .Mrs. A. C. Herbst, Libby 1 Solo ., Mrs. J. A. Krall, Libby I Montana Art Exhibit with Lecture ..-"Mrs. Walter Neils, Libby | "Educational Reformers' t ..Mr. A. A. Wood, Libby i Solo Mrs. J. A. Krall, Libby Membership Mrs. J. H. Morrow, jyjoore, First Vice-President M. F. W. C. I Business _ Adjourn»* Banquet 6:30 P. M. Basement First Presbyterian Church Toastmistress Mrs. C. L. Clifford, Kalispell Decorations by Mrs. E. N. Alley, Libby Adjournment to High School Auditorium, 8:00 P. M. Music, Group of Songs Girls' Glee Club, Miss Blanche Fousek, Libby "Brave .Women of Montana History" Junior Woman's Club, Directed by Miss Inez Ratekin, Libby "Montana and the New Era, Are the Women's Clubs Helping?" , Mrs. R. E. Brown, Bozeman, Pres ident M. F. W. C. Duet, . Mrs. Walter Neils, Mrs. J. K. Dwi nelle, Libby Saturday, October 21, 9:30 A. M. Assembly Singing Led by Mrs. W, N. Curtis, Libby Invocation. American Creed. Minutes of Afternoon Session. "Junior Work" Mrs. J. H. Morrow. First Vice President M. F. W. C. Club Institute Mrs. W. H. Bunney, Belfry 'Our Aims and Accomplishments" Club Presidents Mrs, Henry Weidner, Troy Mrs. Olivia Rice, Eureka Miss Caroline Walchli, Kalispell Miss Inez Ratekin, Libby Mrs. H. W. Miller, Libby Adjournment, Luncheon 12:13 Methodist Church Saturday Afternoon, 1:00 P. M. Assembly Singing . Led by Mrs. W. N. Curtis, Libby Report of Nominating Committee. Election of Officers. "Montana Women and the N.R.A." .. Mrs. C. L. Clifford, Kalispell Report of Resolutions Committee. Presentation of New Officers. Prayer. Adjournment. The dance given by the ririons club last bight for the benefit of the foot ball team was a satisfying success, about 70 couples being present. MRS. BLACKFQRD HOSTESS AT PLEASANT AFTERNOON The beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Blackford, Sr., north of the city, was the scene of a most delightful af ternoon gathering last Saturday when ; Mrs. Blackford was hostess to a few ladies of the city. The arriving guests were so enthralled with the beauty of the grounds that some time was spent wandering around enjoying the coloring of the trees and shrubs that had been so lavishly painted by Jack Frost in gorgeous golds, browns and russets. Part of the afternoon was spent by the ladies with their sewing, with the hostess serving light refreshments at the afternoon's close. fall Higher Price For Gold Has Beneficial Result SAYS NOT TO ACCEPT WINTER C.C.C. ENLISTMENTS The Lincoln county relief committee is in receipt of a letter from the Helena office which ■ says, relative to enlist ments in CCC forces for the winter: "We are advised by the commanding officer at Fort Missoula that a large number of men now in the camps will en-roll for the second period, leaving féiv if any vacancies. He requests touhake no commitments or plans for enrollment at the present time." It is said instructions and information will be given out as soon as received. us Glacier Company Orders Outstanding Indebtedness Paid Obligations Amounting to $16,496.48 Will Be Wiped Off Slate— Operate All Winter. Reports submitted at the annual meeting of the Glacier Silver Lead Mining company, held at the mine south of Libby Monday showed en couraging earnings during the past few months, with indications promising for successful operation during the winter. Action was taken at the meeting au thorizing the calling and paying of dll outstanding indebtedness, which will call for an expenditure of $16,496.48. financial report submitted showed the following: The Permanent assets and real estate . $ 438,150.72 Liquid assets, cash and cash items, ore in transit and deferred gold payments Ore on dump, estimated at 30,000 tons at $7.00 per ton average estimated at 300,000 tons at $7 00 per t*n average 2,100,000.00 To be charged against this "lÄJSf 1 dlkT™"* amounting to 52,203.02 210 , 000.00 16,496.46 Nothing in the way of new plans de veloped at the meeting. Operations are to be continued at full capacity during the winter and a large assortment of supplies is now being laid in for that purpose. All old officers and directors were re-elected. These are: H. A. Jouqhin, president and manager: Chris Devenish, vice president; G. W. Millett. treasurer; George Penfold, director; J. W. Barrett, secretary, Samuel B. Holbert, directing engineer. Among out of town stockholders present at the meeting were H. A. Jacky of Wenatchee, Wash.; Fred Jacky of Seattle, Wash.; Henry Mc Cullough and son, Leonard Fleming, Walter Wilton, P. F. Palmer, E. A. Rice, M. S. Berke, W. V. Stanton, and Mr. Rummer, all of Spokane; George Pen fold, Coeur d'Alene, Ida.; C. H. Tol ford, two sons and R. E. Clark, of Spirit Lake, Ida.; R, E. Rudd, Green acres, Wash.; Chris Devenish, Colville, Wash.; Sam. Holbert, Troy, Mont. Black Diamond Reports Making Rich Gold Strike Report Says Ore Assays $70 in Gold, $18 in Copper and $2 in Silver with High Lead Content TROY, Mont, Oct. 11.—What is con sidered one of the most important strikes in the history of mining de velopment in the Troy district has re cently been uncovered in the Black Diamond mine owned by L. A. White and S. M. Gibbs of this city. _ , j n n _ Bound Over on Rape C harge Phillip Harris was arrainged Wed nesday afternoon in Justice Gibbs' court at Troy on a charge of rape and was bound over to district court under bonds of $500. The ore occurs in the sulphides, and is rich in gold and copper with good values in silver and lead. Assays taken across the vein for a distance of 21 feet show $70 in. gold, $18 in copper, $2 in silver and a high content of lead. Tke mine is favorably located, being only eight miles from the railroad and four miles from the highway . It is about 17 miles from Troy, just off the Yaak road and should add another large and important industry to this community. A sufficient amount of ore is in sight to warrant the erection of a mill on the property and if the present plans can be completed the construction of a mill will be started as soon as possible. C/e Property Now Beady To Pay Dividend, Others Make Good Progress By Dr. C. B. Boyle Lincoln County, Montana, is keeping step with the renewed activity in min ing in general. Copper, lead, and zinc are holding a steady market. A little low for ordinary mines not carrying gold or silver. The recent goverunental action offering to buy newly mined gold or silver. The recent governmental is now between $31.00 and $32.00 ounce, instead of the former fixed price of $20.67 per ounce, has made the production of gold attractive. In our county of Lincoln, prospectors been busy since early spring. Many have been panning and sluicing on the various creeks such as Libby, Cherry, Little Cherry, Ramsey ,and Wolf; also on West Fisher River and the upper Yaak River. A few careful and experi enced men have made fair others their grub only, if that. No assessment work was an have wages. necessary for the fiscal year, July 1, 1932, to June 30, 1933, but much work was done by claim holders. Some new ledges were opened, notably on Leigh. Snowshoe, Poorman, Miller, and Prospect creeks, and also near Warland. Work has been done on a wide mineralized dike, out cropping very near the Kootenai, river, between Cedar and Williams creeks. Low values in gold. Quartz stringers carrying galena, and perhaps other met Bis The Victor, three miles south of the Glacier Silver Lead mine, continued work on their long tunnel hoping to strike the rich vein disclosed by the diamond drill. Some stringers were cut and they may be close to their objec tive. _ In larger development operations, such as the placer ground operated by some Chicago men on Libby creek and near Howard lake, preliminary work, preparatory to future extensive work, has been done. The Nugget Placer Mining Company, owning ground on Libby creek, about 18 miles south of Libby, has had in stalled a complete equipment to han dle the gravel by steam shovel, drag line, elevators, and conveyors. The old channel here shows values in the oan of a very encouraging nature, "Sid" Logan, of Kalispell, is the pres ident of this empany. The outcome of his work here will be watched with in terest by all holders of placer ground along the creeks south of Libby, As distinguished from prospects, the following mines have been operating, (Continued on page 5) Mr. WOMEN'S CLUB ENJOYS OUTING AT KOOTENAI FALLS Kootenai Falls was the setting for an attractive event held Tuesday af ternoon by the Woman's Club. There is no doubt but that this meet ing will hold paramount place in Lib by's social calendar this week as nine carloads of women motored to this beautiful spot. A short business meeting was held in the club building before the trip. Mr. A. A. Wood, who had charge of the afternoon's program, led the group to a natural amphitheatre near the through a megaphone gave a lecture that combined with the unusual scenic beauty held his listeners spell bound for an hour. Later many groups could be seen climbing around studying various rock formations and, in fact, some of them came in bringing specimens for iden tification. The gathering separated after a lunch of sandwiches and hot drinks. All vot ed the afternoon a huge success and felt that Libby residents should ularize this beautiful natural picnic ground. It is hoped some civic organization will take this up as a fu ture project. pop scenic ELWIN MANICKE WEDS MISS NAOMI LEE STILES Charming in its dignified simplicity was the home wedding, Sunday after noon, October 1st, of Miss Naomi Lee Stiles, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stiles of Taylor, Wash., to Mr. Elwin L. Manicke. son of Mrs. Fred Manicke of Libby, Montana. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. H. Simpson of Seattle at the home of Mr, and Mrs. W. R. Stiles. Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. Burtch of Libby and Mr. Henry L. Bainton of Kent, Wash., sang "The Sunshine of Your Smile." Given in marriage by her father, the bride was lovely in a gown of white crepe with a short veil held in place by a bandeau of orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds and orchid sweet peas, Mrs. Harold Hopkins of Bothel, a recent bride who wore a dress of white satin, was the bride's onlv attendant. The bride is a popular young lady of Taylor and Maple Valley where she graduated from the Maple Valley high sc hool. nie bridegroom is a graduate, of the libby high school and is a well known young man of this community, The many friends of the young couple wish them happiness throughout the following years.