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With which is consolidated THE LIBBY TIMES and THE TEOY TRIBUNE
Libby, Lincoln County, Montana.
Thursday, October 26. 19)
Number 21
Governor To
Call Special
Session Soon
Need Legislation to Permit
Montana to Participate
• -r, -r, _ j
m Recovery Funds
$5,000,000 AVAILABLE
In its issue of last Monday, the Great
Falls Tribune had the following to say
about the special session:
HELENA, Oct 22.—A special session
of the Montana legislature for the cre
ation of emergency measures to per
mit the Treasure state to participate
fully in federal recovery funds will be
called early in November, Gov. Frank
H. Cooney announced today.
The governor's plan was made pub
lic immediately upon his return home
Sunday from Washington and New
York, where he obtained the president's
asurance that $5,000,000 would be made
available to Montana for small irriga
tion projects.
The legislative members, Governor
Cooney said, will be given their official
call within a few days, the interim
permitting him to draft his proposed
bills and message. The constitution re
quires a lapse of 10 days between the
call and the convening of an extraor
dinary session.
The Montana chief executive empha
sized that the session would be as
brief as possible and that it would con- j
sider relief and emergency measures j
only. "It will be a waste of time for
anyone to submit any other proposed
legislation to me," he added.
Water Conservation Board
_ . ,
Primarily session créa e a
water conservation board, which will
Bf• W1 ? aut -" onty , l< ? ls fJ^ e
$3,500,000 in bonds secured by the]
small irrigation projects to be im
proved under the federal grant. The
balance of the $5,000,000, or $1,500,
000, will be an outright grant to Mon
Each of the 500 or more projects,
many of them in eastern Montana
and all believed to be placed on a
self-liquidating basis through the
construction of needed earth dams,
laterals and other work, will contract
individually with the water conserva
tion board, the governor said.
Hie. b onds will run from 5 to .20
years at a low rate of interest, and
it is the governor's belief that sev
eral hundred of the projects may be
completed by this time next year.
"It's the salvation of Montana, and
particularly the eastern section of
the state," the governor said. "The
conservation and control of our waters
means more to Montana than any
thing else—even the development of
our vast mineral resources."
To Benefit Montana Labor
He believes that with earthwork to
constitute the major part of the irri
gation program, fully 80 per cent of
the money to be spent will go to
Montana labor. The loans, he thinks,
will average from $500 to $100,000.
While the governor has not en
tirely formulated the program he will
incorporate in the call, he said it
would be necessary for the session to
appropriate a direct amount to the
Montana liquor control board for the
establishment of the state liquor store
system upon the advent of repeal.
pie present law merely permits the
board to incur an indebtedness of ;
$25,000 for this purpose, and some
doubt has been expressed as to the
constitutionality of the boardfs thus
Governor Cooney said also that the
session would have to appropriate
adequate funds for the state engineer
tog department, under whose com
plete control and jurisdiction the ir
rigation projects benefited under the
$5,00?)t)00 will be handled.
-, ...
Sticks With President
While thoroughly ih"sympathy with
the plan of Montana wheat producers
to hold their grain under the farm
holiday movement. Governor Cooney
will remain steadfast with President
Roosevelt in the latter's program of
farm relief.
He reiterated here today that he
would "go along with the President"
when discussing the farm strike and
Montana's participation in it. He did
not disucss the appeal of Governor
Langer of North Dakota to join that
state in an embargo.
"The president," Governor Cooney
observed, "is sincere in his farm re
lief efforts, but it is not humanly
possible for him to undo in five or
six months a condition that was five
or six years in the making."
"I Believe everything will work out
all rieht for the farmer if he stays
with the president," Cooney added.
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. „ Missoula, division i
engineer, and Roy Kuhns, of Kalispell,
district engineer, of the state highway 1
commission, arrived in Libby last night
te confer with highway engineers work
mg at Kootenai Falls,
This morning Senator M. D. Rowland
said he had not yet been officially no
tified of the special session but that
reports are it will be called to convene
about November 10.
Highway Engineers Here.
H. C. Tilzey of
The Misses Ruth Hostetler, Grace
Smith and Hester Stevenson and Mrs.
Irene Stevens were hostesses to the
! faculty of the Libby schools and other
friends Tuesday night at the home of
: Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Karnes. In honor
I of the occasion, the Karnes home was
prettily decorated in keeping with the
J approaching Hallowe'en season and a
' similar color scheme
serving of refreshment
Seven tables of bridge were in play,
™ th Wgh score prizes going to Miss
Mary Barnes and Mr. Arthur DeSoma,
while Miss Isabel McGrade and Mr.
'■ Joe Hazen carried home the consola
, tmn tokens.
s used in the
Will Benefit
Gold Mining
In Ibis District
U. S. Government Will Buy and Sell
Newly Mined Gold at World
Prices or Better.
In his radio address to the nation
Sunday night, President Roosevelt an
nounced that he had decided to ease
up on the gold embargo and that the
government would enter the gold market
and buy newly mined gold, at a price
higher than the world market. For the
past several weeks there has been an
arrangement whereby home producers
of gold could sell their product to the
foreign market, through United States
channels. The price of gold at one time
had climbed to $32 an ounce as com
pared to $20 on the home market. Con
siderable delay in obtaining returns
arose in selling on the foreign market
This will undoubtedly be done away,
with by the government's going ac
tively into the purchase of newly mined ;
DENVER, Oct, 23.—Mark A. Skinner,
superintendent of the Denver mint,;
commented enthusiastically tonight on i
t ^ e announcemeri t by President Roose
ve j^ gi ven ; n hj s broadcast, that the
I government will buy and sell gold in
{be world market,
Skinner declared that mining in the
Rocky mountain region, already stimu
lated by recent moves, will be spurred,
to even greater activity.
the world price came as a godscnd
to the producers,' ' '
"It means they will get their money
quicker. When they ship gold on con-j
signment, they must wait three to
five weeks for their return. Selling to
the government, they would be paid
in five to seven days, at the outside "
"The action of the federal govern
ment in creating a market for gold,"
Skinner said, "will be of even greater
benefit to the producers than selling
on consignment.
Woman's Club
meeting Declared
One Of Best
The Libby Woman's club was host
ess to the district convention of Wo
man's clubs of district one, Friday and
Friday morning the meeting opened
by assembly singing led by Mrs. W.
N. Curtis, and invocation by Rev. Cra
ter. Mrs. L. J. Olson, president of the
Libby Woman's club, welcomed the
The meeting was presided over by
Mrs. E. E. Jaqueth, district president,
who had for her message: "This Mon-
tana: what to do with our
hours," which was handled in
Excellent Program at Two Day Session
—New Officers Elected—Mrs. C. L.
Clifford, Kalispell, President
a very
able manner and drew forth much fa
vorable comment.
"The American Home; can it meet
the requirements of the changing
world?" was very ably presented by
Mrs. Richard Hardie, Kalispell. These
were followed by a round table dis
"The Club Woman and Legislation"
was given by Mrs. A. C. Herbst, at the
afternoon session. This was followed
by a group of songs by Mrs. J. A.
Krall and a splendid talk by Supt. A.
A. Wood, of the public school, his sub
ject being "Educational Reformers."
Montana Art exhibit with lecture
presented by Mrs. Walter Neils. This
exhibit was on display and depicted
charming works of art by all Montana
people. From here the exhibit will go
to Havre, where it will be shown at
the Montana Educational meeting in
session there this week. A memorial
to Sara Morse, former executive sec
retary of the
Association, was read by Mrs. Alice
Farris. Another memorial
Morse was read by Mrs. H. McCullough
of Eureka, the memorial having been
composed by Mrs, Frances Edinger of
Divide. The afternoon session was closed
by the members watching
Buy Now" campaign parade, which
was led by the band, with school
children, firemen, club women, Legion
member! compliance board and other
organizations represented in the par
ade which formed at the school house
(continued on page 5)
Montana Tuberculosis
to Mrs.
Remember the Issue
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—Cowtty at. Lout» Pott Dispatch
Edited by Students of the Libby
LaMar Rowland, Editor
Elmer Stevens, Assistant Editor
There are many varieties of human
j nature. Among Them we find two
tremes—the very talkative group and
I the intensely quiet type. These two
SS «5 Ä
Ä 'ps "Mr "K
P® 3 «* abiding group of students are
seen to be studying whenever the in
structor makes his survey.
Although the two extremes seem far
apart in behavior, they come much
closer together in the studious column,
If we were to graph the two groups
we would start with the actions at the
! —they would be far apart but
t" 6 grades which come at the top or
1 goal would converge.
; are placed in school to study,
i Eac b group of students employ differ
| ont methods to gain their goal of good
grades. Why should one group be en
couraged by a good mark in behavior
while the other set is marked very
It may seem logical to grade low on
fïrtZi KÆ W I COnSider
and vet one grau/gain/thl?^honorai
for their efforts while the oppositely
characterized group get no^ credit
whatsoever for the same kind of
sa, Lr" lhal is a big
Seen in the Assembly:
Ham Hough's mail, to a certain Sen
ior girl, has all of a sudden stopped.
JoJo Fennessey, a 1933 graduate, was
seen walking around the halls last
Joe, when questioned, said he just
couldn't slay away.
The "three muskies" have decided to
look at the world through celluloid
(Continued on page 4)
Entertains Friday Night Bridge Club
'pie home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Brinton was the scene of an enjoyable
party last Friday evening when Mrs.
Brinton was hostess to the members of
the Friday Night Bridge club. On this
occasion four prizes were given—Mrs.
James Davidson winning high
prize, Mrs. James Harris, Sr., the con
solation, Mrs. James Christie a guest
prize and Mrs. Fred Cloutier a travel
ing prize. At the conclusion of the
games, the guests moved into the din
ing room which they found prettily
decorated with Hallowe'en decorations
and where a dainty lunch was served
with the guests seated at a long table.
Entertain in Honor of Guest
The Misses Wave Knarr, Lalla Son
ner and Georgia Thorsen entertained at
three tables of bridge Monday night in
honor of Miss Alyce Boardman of Se
attle, who was in the city as the guest
of Miss Thorsen. The pleasant affair
being given at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. O. G. Gompf. Prizes were awarded
to Miss Grace Smith for high score
and to Miss Boardman for holding the
low score. Refreshments were served.
Is Hostess to Entre Nous Chib
Mrs. M. D. Rowland was hostess to
the members of the Entre Nous Bridge
club at their regular meeting Tuesday
night. After an enjoyable evening at
the bridge tables, comparison of scores
disclosed that Mrs. A. M Hoffman
entitled to high score honors and Mrs.
R. W Smithberger to the consolation.
Punch was served.
The NRA parade staged in Libby
Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock was a
pJeasant response to the request of the |
Libby Woman s club that such a de- ,
monstration be held during the time \
the district meeting of the federated j
women's clubs was being held here.
The parade was'fftiler the direct man-i
agement of the NBA compliance com- !
mittee. The thought back of it was to!
stress the "Buy Now" campaign that is I
now being emphasized all over the na
tion by the Roosevelt administration.
The line of march formed at the
school house, and as it started was lead
by an American- Legion —detachment
with the colors. The Legion was fol
lo f w ( '? d By a car carrying the members
°. ie NR A. Compliance board. Behind
very colorful appearance. Following the
scl ™ol children came a long string of
autos representing different civic or
ganization and business houses, while
lucre was also a goodly representation
of private care.
The parade marched down Mineral
avenue, crossed over onto California,
back onto Mineral avenue and to the
place of beginning. It was about four'
blocks long. Large crowds witnessed
it from the sidewalks.
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«FRVIPFS nr \ n d*p B
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One of the largest funerals held in
Libby for many months was that ofj
Mr - Ammon D Ba ". Saturday
afternoon from the Gompf chapel, the
T f T lh fne 4 nd f
ÄJ 0 ^ ay fteur last aspects to the
nfuJ re f t mass 1 s of flowc !' s 1 ® S '
SSidfea: and respcct ot rcla -
The services were conducted by the
Rev. R. V. Crater of the Methodist;
church. Appropriate hymns were sungj
by Mrs. Vink and Mrs. Brown, with
Mrs. Pilcher at the piano. Services at
the grave were in charge of the Moose
lodge of which the deceased
member, and the pallbearers
members of that order. Interment
in the Libby cemetery.
was a
A Tender, Wistul Romance
Spencer Tracy, Marian Nixon
Stuart Erwin are the three stars of
"Face in the Sky," the Thursday, Fri
day, Saturday theatre attraction.
Tender, wistful romance is offered by
Marian Nixon, while Spencer Tracy, as
a Rembrandt in overalls,
plenty of fun with "Stu" Erwin, his
comic pal. As a pair of itinerant bill
board painters the two roam the high
ways in a motor truck which provides
them with a home on wheels and a
travelling work-room.
Romance develops between the wise
cracking Tracy and Marian Nixon, who
has the role of a lonely little girl-of
all-work destined to a loveless mar
riage with a hayseed lout.
Fire In Box Factory
A small fire in the box factory of
the J. Nells Lumber company caused
some excitement Thursday night about
7:30. A bearing became so hot that it
started a blaze. The fire department
was called out and responded but the
mill firemen had water from a hose on
to the fire before the city department
could reach the mill, and had the
danger under control. Chief Hoffman
and his firemen waited around for a
time to watch developments but their
services were not needed.
Birthday Club Entertains
The Birthday Club of the Women of
the Moose met again on Tuesday night
after their regular lodge meeting. Two
birthdays were celebrated for
month, those of Co-Worker Mitchell
and Co-Worker Johannsor. Both were
recipients of lovely gifts from the lodge,
Co-Workers Warner, Downing, Jams,
and Withee were the hostesses for the
Vernon Crotteau was justly incensed
last week when he drove out to what
was formerly the Burrell place south
of Libby but which he now owns. The
place had been unoccupied recently
and he found that someone had almost
wrecked the buildings. The doors to
the house had been broken open and
Cie windows tom out of the casings.
Fbe windows to the garage and chicken
house had also been taken. The cul
prits, in leaving, left the door to the
h .»use open, with the result that range
horses had invaded the house to get
out of the recent storm, had broken
through the floor, and had left the
terior in a terrible condition. Crotteau
is only hoping he will bf. able to locate
the guilty party.
30 More Local
Men Depart For
Winter CCC Wort
asia were I
a delightful
icard party and shower given in honor I
Left This Maiming for Missoula with
Expectation of Being Moved
to California
Supervisor Webb of the forest
vice states that 30 additional CCC _
will be shipped from Libby today for
Missoula for employment during the
winter. Just where they will be em
ployed is not known. In the group are
13 men from Libby, 5 from Troy, 1
from Warland, 5 from Eureka, 2 from
Rexford and 4 from Gateway,
Mr. Webb further reports that dur
ing the past week 100 local men were
employed throughout the local forest
projects financed by NIRA fund. !
, ., n es 5 men are P^rnutted to put in only
rff foTa ^and otheî^kTtS
, ,, ~~
, , j rs ' Forrest DcRosia
b „i > j S _^? ncb,y , n JSht at
j Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Shaurette, who
j were recently married. Five tables 0 f
'' _ !.. prizes
I awarded to Mrs. Darrell Shaurette and
Mr. Lionel Shaurette for holding high
scores and to Mrs. Josephine Austin
and Mr. Marshall Wilkinson for the
I P lnoob,< ? ^ in play, with
»... mMMUtu „..xinson tor
: j ow ^ distinction. Delicious refresh
: merits were served. The bride wa J
| Mae Karnes last evening, The home!
was prettily decorated in appropriate
j Hallowc en style. After the activities
*°r toe winter season were discussed,
| exciting year was promised under
, the sponsorship of Miss Frances Schou
: wcl ^ er ' After the business had been
I transacted, the girls amused themselves
m variety of entertainments.
™iss Dorothee Racicot was delight
fu , y surprised when a huge birthday
\ ca * ce an d a shower of handkerchiefs
| were presented to her from the
(members ,
s Apricot sherbet, cake and hot choco
l at<? constituted the menu of the lunch
The next meeting will carrv out the
Hallowe'en spirit with Miss Lillian Bore
as hostess. ' "
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Dr. C. B. Boyle Urges Support of
President Roosevelt—William Her
bert Tells of Gold Discovery
A goodly number of Libby Lions and
briefly a new find in a mining prospect
that apparently has promising values in]
gold and silver. The greater part of
his remarks, however, was devoted to
explaining why he thinks there is
field lying south and west of Libby
that is very promising territory fori
the finding of rich mineral deposits.
Ho said the geological formation is ex
actly right for mineral deposition. Lion
Herbert stated that in another district'
lying nort of Libby the geological
formation is right for the finding ofi
the more precious minerals such as
platinum, etc.
Chairman Turner of the dance com
mittee reported gross receipts of about
$75 with expenditures of about $39. E.
J. Driear told of pep rallies at the
school in which the club had partici
pated and announcement was made of
another rally to be held Friday after
Dr. J. W. Church said he was induced
to a desire to join the Lion's club when,
on his way to Libby, he ran onto the
Lions' fountain on the highway south
of the city- He remarked that right
then and there he would like to be
long. But before closing he asked why
there were so few Lions present at
the football benefit dance given by the
club. That gave an opportunity for
Carleton Joughin, tail twister, to in
flirt fines against those members who
failed in their duty to be present
the dance, an opportunity of which he
took full advantage.
Dr. C. B. Boyle was introduced by the
a few guests enjoyed their regular din
ner and meeting at Turner's Tavern
Monday evening, with L. S. Welch,
president, presiding. After the serving
of dinner, the president called on Wil
liam Herbert to tell of a recent dis
covery of ore. Mr. Herbert described
Kelley Rakes
Regional Forester Expects
Work to Start Soon on
Yaak Hill.
Major Evan W. Kelley, of Missoula,
regional forester of Region One of the
national forest ' __
Friday conferring with Supervisor^.
S. Webb and other local officials. "We
are making what might be called a sur
vey of the Region,'' said Major Kelley
while conversing with a Western News
We are going
mattere at the close of the _ w
checking up on what has been done
during the summer, and gathering in
formation that will assist us In map
ping out a program for next year's
work." Asked if he thought the C.C.C.
boys would be sent back into the for
ests again next year, he replied that
no one knew whether they would
not but that he would not be surprised
if next season saw a large number of
them aain established in camps over
the local forest.
Major Kelley talked interestingly of
a visit he made to Washington in the
early summer as plans were being
worked out for the CCC campaign. He
told how he and other regional forest
ers of the West made a united stand
in urging that the foresters be author
ized to enroll for the summer's work a
large number of those men who had
relied on that work for years and who
were experienced at it. The official
Ä was in ^djate fharge of the
CCC or R R nization R t first opposed the
reQU ^ st on the around that it would
,nterfere Wth CCC Dlans
service, was in Libby
consented to allow Frank Persons, in
! Atonal re-emnlovment, to
j the m atter before the President.
' T B° reu Pon Mr. Persons, Mr. Kelley and
{c ' w 0filer testers drafted a letter
! to tbe President stating the need of
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™ v ' ,vidincr employment for those men
w ^° been in the employ of the
Ä Ät *. p_
s * s
pended his signature to it, with the
| prn-nsion. however. thrt these men be
paid not more than a dollar a dav
'"In sneakin'« of the two maior road
nroierts in this district Maior KelW
.*<4 he didn't have anv new informa
"However, the status of the Yaak hill
nromet is such that bids on it ousht
to b*> called for in a verv short time
ct-ted Mr Kellev "I would not
surnris»d to son work sNrt tVioro K r
oKout December 1 md nossiKlv con
»mue throughout th»'winter "The start!
j n „ 0 f work on Kn .J n ,i VJtio
hornet J l ! 3 Fal n
ZTTd i . much stower."
t m ^
surlev" " ^ **
In sneaking of »°neral bmjnpcq rou
r,; » : nns. Mmor Kellev remrked that he
felt real moeres* wes^^ping made un
iko NP A ?ed other recovery
dertakin«s hut the» 'vimnlete
'"onto be »'«'y pf'd he urged patience
bv the nubhe pd heartv coo»v»ration
with the national administration.
Thompson-Fuller Wedding.
Mr. Sam Thompson will leave this
afternoon for Kalispell where he will
be met by Miss Verdelle Fuller and
where they will be married tomorrow
By the pastor of the Presbyterian
church, Miss Fuller coming from her
home in North Dakota for the wedding.
The bride was one of the first grade
teachers in the Libby sohool last year.
She is a very attractive and talented
young lady and many friends will be
glad to welcome her back to Libby. The
groom is employed at the sawmill of
I the J. Neils Lumber company and is
popular with the young set. The friends
M-T. and Mrs. Thompson will unite
i ! n wishing them long life
i na PP mes3 - _
j chair and spoke briefly. Dr. Boyle said
this was a serious time in the history
I of the nation and urged his hearers
j to stand steadfast behind the President
j to his herculean task of working the
nation out of the dreadful condition
j to which it has been floundering for
the past four years. He asked those
present to stand and salute the Pres
ident, which was done, in the words.
"Mr. President, we salute you."
The chair read a letter from the
tional president commending
Turner for the good work done that
entitled him,, to become a key mem
lier —the obtaining of two
Miss Blanche Fousek was a guest of
the club and helped greatly in the
entertainment by accompanying the
Lions in their singing and by rendering
a piano selection. Other guests were
Dr, E D. Madden. Fred Jaqueth and
Dr. C. B, Boyle. Lion W. H. Kemp has
the habit of moving a piano to the
Tavern for the Lions without charge
and he was given a rousing "roar" for
that service. The program of the evening
was under the direction of President
Welch who had the dining room dec
tort-,orated in orange and black and papèr
caps of the same color for all present,
suggestive of the edming Hallowe'en
new mem-

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