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With which is consolidated THE LIBBY TIMES and THE TEOY TRIBUNE
Libby, Lincoln County, Montana. Thursday, October 19, 1931
Number 20
Moose Meet
District Gathering Proves
Highly Successful In
Every Particular.
The district meeting of the Loyal
Order of Moose, held in Libby Sunday
afternoon and evening, was brought
to a pleasant climax when 150 or more
visiting and local Moose, guests and
their ladies gathered at a banquet
served at 6 o'clock in the basement of
Woodmen hall. The banquet was the
opening feature in the social program
of the day, the tables making a very
pretty setting, with attractive decora
tions in Moose colors. A fine dinner
was served by the ladies of the Moose.
Immediately following the banquet,
toe assembly gathered in the main
hall for the program of the evening.
Glen E. Leckrone, of the Libby lodge,
called the meeting to order and after a
few appropriate remarks, introduced
Mr. Dan C. Batchelor of Spokane, who,
he said, would preside.
At this point, there was given one of
the prettiest features of the evening's
program—a beautiful presentation of
drill work by the Libby drill team. For
several minutes. 12 young men and
their captain, Melvin Paulson, re
splendent in attractive white uniforms,
marched in perfect array to form in
tricateT and difficult figures. The drill
work was perfect, with never a hitch or
a missed step, or a distance misjudged.
The team was given spirited applause
and highly complimented.
Was Able Chairman
Mr. Batchelor made an able chairman.
He first had the visiting delegations
stand, by towns, when the delegates
were introduced, after which various
officers were asked to seats of honor
on the platform. Ted Thorvund acted as
sergeant at arms and conducted the vis
itors to the platform.The chairman then
introduced Mr. Joseph A. Mearow of
Spokane and asked him to tell of his
work with the lady Moose and also
with the children,
spoke interestingly for a few minutes.
Mayor Elmer Switzer followed with a
cordial welcome extended to all vis
iting lodgamen. Chas, D. Rowe was in
troduced as one of the guests and
spoke briefly, stressing the wonderful
work that is being done at Mooseheart
and Mooseheaven. He cited the fact
that 1400 orphans are being taken care
of at Mooseheart and that last June 138
young people were graduated from
Mooseheart high school.
The speaker of the evening was
then introduced, Mr. Fred J. Lake of
Spokane, Mr. Lake is president of the
Northwest Moose association and is al
so Grand Northern Moose, Mr, Lake
spoke eloquently for several minutes,
Mr. Mearow
stressing the fraternal spirit that char
acterizes the Moose organization. He
said the work done because of this
fraternal spirit that is found not only
among Moose members but in most
lodges, had exerted a powerful in
fluence for good during the ctafk -fîmes
of the past few years. Mr. Lake also re
ferred to the fine work done at Moose
heart and Monsehaven. and told how
orphaned children of Moose members
are being taken care of, given a Chris
tian education and fitted for lives of
usefulness, while at Monsehaven a
splendid home is provided for aeed
Monr-c- and their wives and their dé
clin, ng years made happy and peace
Throughout toe afternoon and also
the evening program, the
Legion-Moose band
, ., . - Pave numerous se
lections that added variety to the enter
Supreme Dictator Called East
Mr. AI J. Sartori of Spokane, Su
preme Dictator of the order, had been
advertised as toe principal speaker of
the meeting, but Chairman Batchelor
explained that Mr. Sartori had sudden
ly been called to the east to testify in
the defense of Senator Davis, in toe
hotly contested lottery case brought bv
toe goveremnt, and said Mr. Sartori
frern d S P rt c h S dUty t0 R °" A
from Mr. Sartori was read expressing
his deep regret at his inability to be
Present at the Lihbv meeting ;
Batchelor expressed the gratification
all loyal Moose over the news
Senator Davis had been declared not
by - 1116 iury sittin £ to the case,
following the speaking, a varied pro
gram of dialogue skits, music and
dancing was staged by a troupe of col
ored gentlemen. Interspersed with the
minstrel numbers
, , , . - were several mus
ical selections. Miss Catherine Ostroot
and Miss Gunhiida Rolset gave two
nleasant niano duets, two vocal num
bers bv Mrs. Free "Pearson and Miss
Cora Witoee. Mrs. Sherman Noel
eomnanist, added an eniorehie num
ber to toe program, while Va 1 more Le
febvre and Cbet Smith rendered a har
monica and "bones" number. Mr. and
Mrs. Free Pearson also blear'd with
saxanbone and niae 0 duets, Tim col
ored bovs nave skits, sane sones and
danced, to toe amusement of fbeir large
audience t'dr T-epkrono closed ft
nine bv bidding everyone goedbve.
Manv Are IniHatod
The nma!"" o
work exemid'fl' -
gree tearri ns. r '
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T.iKViv; Rufus rt
Cavander. of Bonners
(continued on pace
A Ford V-8 driven by Marsh Candee
and containing his sisters, Miss Candee,
and three young friends of Spokane,
went off the high line road just east
of Mahoney Sorings about 3 o'clock
Saturday morning. The auto turned
at least once and rolled down
about 40 feet when it was stopped and
held by brush. It rested against the
brush on the rear end with the front
wheels completely off the ground. Some
of the glass was broken and all four
fenders somewhat damaged but none
of the occupants received any injur
iés whatever. The young people were
their way v> from Spokane to the
Candee home at Jennings,
Entertains 'OS Club
Mrs. E, I. Racicot was hostess to the
'06 Club at its meeting this week, when
an enjoyable evening was spent
"500," Mrs. John Reedy capturing the
righ score prize. Dainty refreshments
were served. The club will be enter
tained at its next meeting by Mrs.
Libby Terriers
Win Over Artec
By 20-0 Score
Good Exhibition of Football Saturday
by Two High School Squads—
Local Team Improving.
There was a pretty exhibition of foot
ball on the Libby grounds last Satur
day, when the local high school team
smothered the eleven from Arlee with
a 20 to 0 score. The Libby team was
easily the superiors of the visitors in
open field running and yardage gained
but, on the other hand, it looked at
times as though the Arlee squad was
going to march right down the field
when they got to smashing the Libby
line for big gains made by their pow
erful! fullback. However,
threats were stopped by the locals in
time to prevent their goal line being
Libby started its scoring in the first
quarter when Katarzy, Libby's fleet
quarterback, intercepted an Arlee pass
and galloped some 40 ta 50 yards to
a touchdown. Conversion added anoth
er point.
In the third quarter, Phillips scooped
in a lateral pass at the tips of his fin
gers and ran around left end 20 yards
to another touchdown. A pretty goal
kick by Rusher made the score 14 to
0, Libby's last counter was made after
the team had driven Arlee to within
its five yard line when Rusher smashed
over for the down. Attempt at goal
The outstanding features of the game
were Katarzy's interception of a pass
and his long dash for a touchdown.
Rusher's open field running and the
vardage gained by him, Phillips' good
work in the backfield and Grambauer's
<*ood blocking and tackling. The line
also showed un well and repeatedly
opened big holes for the ball carrier.
The Arlee team showed a fine fight
tog spirit and proved to be a fast, ag
gressive group of ball players. They
rained most of their yardage by
powerful line smash, making as much
as seven yards at one time.
Evervone who attended the game wiil
agree that it was the finest one played
here this season.
-Libby Lineup -
Ends—Holliday, Detjens.
Tackles—Dorrington, Woodworth
Guards—Hillis. Hanson.
Halbacks—Rusher, Phillips.
Quarterback—Captain Katarzy.
Fullback— Grambauer.
Substitutions—Baeth for Phillips,
Hannon for Dorrington, Woods for Hil
lis, all in toe fourth quarter.
Bill Dorrington injured his arm
slightly in the last of the game, but re
ports that he will be ready for toe next
°ame with Bonners Ferry on October
Letter Says
Money Transferred
To Yaak Ml
A letter received by C. S, Webb, su
pervisor of the Kootenai national for
est, is authority for toe news that the
$160,000 of forest money set aside for
the Kootenai Falls project has been
definitely transferred to the Yaak hill
The letter also stated that it was es
timated this sum would complete
highway from toe improved road east
of toe Idaho line to a mile east of toe
Yaak river.
Mrs. John Pate Passe«
Libby friends received word Monday
that Mrs. John Pate had died suddenly
at their home in Hot Springs. The Rev.
and Mrs. Pate had just returned from
attending the Synod of toe church at
Helena and evidently her passing was
wholly unexpected.. Mrs. Pate has a
wide circle of friends here where she
and Mr. Pate spent four or five years
when Mr. Pale was pastor of the
Presbyterian church. These many
friends will join in extending sincere
sympathy to toe bereaved family.
Appointed State Trapper
At toe last meeting of toe state game
commission, Fred Hahn of Troy, was
appointed state traoper of predatory
animals. He will be located for the
•nrretmt at Trego, moving later to the
Wolf Creek game preserve. He will also
■rt as game warden during the big
season Orin Frost of Eureka was
annointed special game warden
during, the big game season
Libby To Be Hostess To Visiting Glutis
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Courteau I . idelphia Public Ledger
Seven Named
To Hear NRA
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Libby Committee Will Act
T O.- W1i , Ti 1 TT TQ
Li> î»i\ W LlivXl ib
As Conciliation Board
in Local Matters.
The local NRA Compliance Board for
Ubby has been formed and met Sat
urday night and organized with L. S.
Welch, permarjsnt chairman, and J.
M. Blackofrd, Jr., secretary The other
members, seven in all, are; Hugh
White, Jas. Harris. Jr„ W. E. Dexter,
Harry Bolyard and Mrs. S. N. Plum-1
m This board is to guard NRA members
and is charged primarily with the du
ties of education, conciliation and;
It should be understood that toe
board has no jurisdiction with strictly
labor disputes, but will entertain com
plaints regarding non-compiiance with
the president's agreement, petitions for
excep tions - under -paragraph 44-of 4h«
strict compliance
ship—and petitions for permission to
operate on longer hour schedule
"Everyone should endeavor to dis
courage rumors injurious to NRA
members, in order to obtain the best
cooperation and results," said Chair
man Welch.
Complaints to this board must either
be in writing, with the facts to back
them up stated clearly, and properly
signed, or toe complainant mav appear
before the board and state the com
plaint verbally, with toe facts. The
board will meet whenever needed for
this purpose only when toe proper
complaint is made, as most complaints
that have been filed, we are told, have
been due to misunderstandings that are
readily straightened out by explana
would create an unavoidable
Ubby Connie Married In Spokane
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Shaurette and
Mr. Darrell Saurette and "Miss Eleanor
Madsen motored to Sookane where Mr.
Shaurette and Miss Madsen were mar
tied last Saturday morning. The two
couples returned to Libby and toe
newly-weds will make their home
The groom grew to manhood here
and is a popular favorite among a wide
circle of friends. The bride is an at
tractive young woman, having removed
to Libby from Kalispell a year or two
ago. Numerous friends here will join
in wishing the couple long life and
Two Showers For Newly Weds
On Friday night, the 13th, the Ladies'
Aid of toe Lutheran church and other
friends gathered at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Roseth in a shower for
the couple, who were recently married
in Kalispell. A nice lunch was brought
and served and a lovely gift was left
with the couple. The other shower was
a stag party on October 6, when it is
said toe men surely knew how to have
a good time. They also left a beautiful
Mr. and Mrs. Church Entertain
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Church
hosts to the members of the Four for
One club on Wednesday evening, the
evening being devoted to
and Mrs, Leo Becker cantured the high
prizes with the consolation fall
to Mrs, Forrert DePosia and Mr.
George Hayes. Refreshments
fvrjr-rl«;, YL/Tr
' Some unknown culprits almost put
ï toe Great Normern teu-grapn ana tete
! phone service out of commission Sun
■ day night, when they cut out and made
I away wun a quantity ot copper wire,
i leaving only two wues in commission.
I The wire was cut out near the Koo
i lenai Falls station and linemen report
a total ot about 1200 feet taken, eight
; strands about lot) leet long being miss
lang. Some time ago when construction
i was in progress tnere, the railroad laid
temporarily a lot of insulated copper
jwhe on the ground. This had never
; been replaced oy the regular wires and
j tous it wag easy work tor the thieves,
i The two wires they did not molest were
| ti0 k*®* 1 *°r ^ em to reach. ft is said
I capper wire can be sold for six cents
' pound to junk dealers.
, ...
Young were hostesses at one of the
most pleasant social affairs of the early
fall season last Thursday when they
entertained 11 past matrons of the Ü,
E. S, of Eureka and other friends at a
Mrs. M. D, Rowland and Mrs. C. T.
! 1 o'clock luncheon at the home of Mrs
1 Rowland. Covers were laid for ten.
After the serving of a three course
lunch, toe afternoon was devoted to
lunch, was
bridge, with toe high score prize cap
tured by Mvî. K. W. Smlthherger, the
consolation by Mrs. E. H. Curtis, while
I'.ie tiaveling prize was won by Mrs.
W. C. Albee of Eureka.
A crew of engineers of the
highway commission arrived in Libby
the last of the week and began survey
ing out the high line route at Kootenai
Falls. When that work is finished they
are, to make a preliminaiy survey of a
route south of Libby on the Libby
Kalispell highway, for a distance of
about 12 miles.
The party is composed of S. A. Ra
mey, engineer in charge; T J. Ra
mey, Lewis Urbach, A. G. Gutterson,
John Gerdts and Fred Jaqueth.
Suspected Robber Picked Up
A man giving his name as Jack An
derson was arrested Thursday at Troy
suspected of having robbed toe W. G.
Fewkes store at Rexford several weeks
ago. He was taken to Whilefish and
identified there as toe man who sold
two guns to WhitefLsh parties. The
guns were proven to have been stolen
from the Fewkes store. Anderson was
given a hearing before Justice of toe
Peace Haigler and was bound over to
district court He is being held in toe
county jail.
Negro CCC's Moved to Virginia
The negro boys who have been sta
tionel at the CGC camps on Pipe Creek
and on the Yaak were shipped out by
special train Friday. They were moved
to Virginia for toe winter.
Orders have come out from toe Mon
tana State Relief Commission that ev
eryone now receiving relief or expect
ing to in the future must re-register.
This must be done at once. Those be
ing given work and being paid from
relief funds, or receiving relief in any
manner, must re-register without de
lay. In toe northern part of toe coun
ty, J. W. Miliegan will be in charge
of toe work, in the Troy district L. C.
Kensler will re-register all applicants
and in Libby and vicinity, Paul Church
will attend to the matter. All now on
toe relief list should get in touch wito
these men at once.
Large Delegations Expected
From Federated Organizations
Building New Warehouse
W. H. Kemp is doing his part in the
NRA recovery drive. This week he
started the construction of a one story
warehouse 40x70 feet at the rear of his
present quarters. The new building will
face on Mineral avenue and will be
of stucco. Frank Pival is in charge of
the work.
live Pigs To
Be Given Free
To Farmers
Being Shipped From Butte for Use
in Relieving Need by Relief
The Federal Emergency Relief ad
ministration is making arrangements to
ship to the state of Montana, for dis
tribution among the farmers, a number
of cars of live pigs, averaging in weight
from 25 to 60 pounds. These pigs will be
distributed without cost to the farmers
receiving them. They will be given out
on the basis of from one to four for
each relief case. The fanners will be
required to come to the local distribut
ing noint and haul the pigs to their
own farms.
The Lincoin county committee has
been asked to designate the number
of pigs that can be distributed here.
This will be done at once. Further an
nouncements will be made as to date of
arrival of the pigs.
Arrangements are being perfected
for an NRA parade to stress the "Huy
Now" campaign and to be held Fnday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. The parade is
set to start from the school house. It
will be headed by the Libby band and
will be participated in by toe school
, . ,
children and as many other local or
ga ni rations as can be induced to takej
part. Individuals, in cars or afoot, are
urged to join the procession.
All ex-service men are requested to j
meet at Legion hall at 3 :.j0 and march
from there to the school house to join
in the parade.
The NRA committee urges
business institution in the town
close from 4 to 5 o'clock on this oc
The parade is also being sponsored
by the Libby Woman's Club as a fea
ture of the district meeting of Federat
ed Clubs to be held here Friday and
Examined by Federal Reserve Officials
C. H. Bonds and L J. Boyle of Hele
na, representatives of the federal re
serve system, were in Libby Tuesday
and part of Wednesday examining toe
First State Bank in relation to its ap
plication to join the Federal Reserve
Deposit Insurance Corporation. This is
the corporation authorized by congress
to insure bank deposits. All banks ap
plying to join the corporation will be
notified of their acceptance or
jection on January 1 next, when toe
law becomes effective. No information
regarding examinations will be given
out prior to that time.
1300 Lbs. Pork
Is Allocated To
Lincoln County
The Lincoln county relief committee
has received word that 1300 pounds of
cured and salt pork has been definitely
allocated to toe county for October.
Distribution of it will start as soon as
it can be shipped here from Butte.
A bulletin from toe Helena head
"We find that this pork
quarters says, "We find that this pork
of excellent quality, and not, as we
supposed, toe thoroughly cured dry salt
plates and sides. Instead, there are many
choice cuts such as hams, shoulders,
loins, etc., contained in this shipment.
However, although toe meat is in first
class condition, it is semi-perishable
and must be kept under refrigeration
that it will not spoil."
Mrs. Irene Barrett Hostess
The Three IV's Bridge dub spent a
pleasant evening as guests of
Irene Barrett last Thursday at their
regular club meeting. Mrs. Everett Oy
lear proved toe most skillful during
the evening's games and carried home
the high score prize, Mrs. Don Har
greaves captured toe consolation prize
and Mrs. Forrest DeRor.ia was pre
sented with a guest prize. IN fresh -
ments were served.
To Give Annual M«Hi
The American Legio.. ..
that their annual
dinner will be given
evening, October 25, in Legion
Serving to begin at 5.30. Chari;
will be toe chef, which a* nu
Excellent Two-Day Program
Arranged on Theme,
This Montana.
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The Libby Woman's club will act as
hostess club for the district convention
next Friday and Saturday. The follow
ing clubs will be represented: Libby,
Troy, Eureka and Kalispell. Word has
been received that a large delegation
from each of these clubs will be pres
ent, and a pleasant and profitable
meeting is anticipated. The meetings
will be held in the Woman's club build
ing, and will open promptly at 10
o'clock each morning.
The evening session on Friday will
be held in the high school auditorium
and husbands and escorts of club mem
bers are invited. The banquet Friday
evening will be in the Presbyterian
church dining room. Mrs. C. L. Clifford
of Kalispell will act as toastmistress at
the banquet. Several state officers will
be present including Mrs. R. E. Brown,
state president, Bozeman; Mrs. J. H.
Morrow, Moore, first vice-president,
and Mrs. W. H. Bunney, Belfry, first
vice president of the western federa
Another feature of the meeting will
be Montana's professional art exhibit
sponsored by the fine arts department
of the state federation of women's
clubs. Additional work will make the
display larger this year. All these ex
hibits are products of Montana women,
and promise to be unusually interest
The meetings will close Saturday
evening. A noon luncheon will be given
Saturday by the Methodist Ladies'
Aid Society.
Ammon Demetrius Barr, 45, passed
away Monday in Spokane where he had
been taking treatment for the past few
Weeks T h e body was returned to Ubby
and funeral r ju* will be held from the
cbape j Saturday afternoon at
2 30 o'clock. The Rev. R V. Crater
wiU of f iciat e, assisted by the Mooae
j ot j„ e 0 f which the deceased was a mem
ber _ Inlerme nt will be in the Ubby
Mr. Barr is survived by the widow,
Edna, two daughters, Elaine and Ar
lene, and one son, Ellsworth, all of this
place; by the parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Barr of Ubby; eight sisters, Mrs.
Claus Detjens, Mrs, Peter Detjens and
Mrs. Howard McGill, all of Libby; Mrs.
August Detjens of Erma, Wis.;
Oakley Ackerman of Gleason,
Mrs. Inez Hypke of Merrill, Wis.; Mrs.
Roy Julian of San Bernardino, Calif.;
Mrs, Joe Boves of Mt. Vernon, Wash.,
and one brother. Arthur Barr of Lib"
by. Mrs, August Detjens is coming to
attend the funeral.
Mr. Barr has been a resident or
Libby for the nasi three years and
of late had leased the Herbst ranch
east of town. The many sorrow
ing relatives have the svmnathy of a
wirto circle of friends in their bereave
About 10 o'clock Tuesday night toe
train dispatcher at Whitefish notified*
Mrs. Lura Gompf of Libby, coroner,
that a freight train crew had just re
ported seeing toe body of a man lying
beside toe track near toe Yakt siding
west of Troy, with the head severed
from the body.
Thinking that some unfortunate man
had been struck and killed by a train,
Mrs. Gompf and her son, Harold, im
mediately started for the scene of toe
accident. At Troy arrangements had
been made to run them out to Yakt
with a speeder. Arriving at the design
ated spot, what was their surprise to
find not the bodv of a man but instead
that of a large black bear that evident
ly had been struck by a train and de
by in
capitated. As
the dark, it was easy for the crew
to mistake the obiect for toe body of a
man clothed in a fur overcoat, and they
thus reported.
The carcass was taken back to Troy
and left there. Mrs. Gompf and Har
old arrived home about 4 o'clock Wed
nesday morning, after spending the
greater part of the niaht looking into
toe demise of a husky black bruin.
Stonehill, Mont. Oct. 16, 1933.
Editor Western News,
Dear Sir;
I think the taxpayers of
county should know where their tax
money is going at Stonehill, district No.
oq The little bit of a road the county
cQ years ago is closed to toe pub
mVo t-chool board hired a teacher,
■.. their duty to do. The teach
• t ; ; on dutv two weeks
' his duty to do,' and
to toe school vet
x who nr«*
intv. thf*r should
■> roi
James w. mcphfrson.

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