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■< ■ HELENA, Mont, \C* \^° V \ Devoted to the Development of Libby and of Lincoln County Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, Thursday, September 21, 1944 VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 18 How Shall V-Day Be Celebrated? Program Is Being Worked Out By Libby Commercial Club. WHAT OTHER CITIES PLAN TO DO People are so convinced that the ; war with Germany is so nearly fin ished that many communities a-e making plans for V-Day celebra tions. All of such plans contemplate closing of business houses for i'j time following receipt of news jf the final collapse of the Nazis. Plans for a celebration of the great day in Libby are beinç consid ered. Merrill Tester, president L the Libby Commercial club, and Harold Miller, chairman of the ; club's merchants' committee, ar;j working with other club members to evolve a program for the cell'- j bration that will be acceptable *n the largest possible number. They j have written Governor Ford in re • ; gard to it and have had correspond- ; Chamber of ' ^subject. De- ! . p. m. stores to open as usual next . J J . If news is received during store hours, stores will close as promptly ; as possible, If news is received before 2 p. m. j while stores are open they will close promptly and reopen follow -. ing day unless Sunday, or legal j holiday. . If news is received after 2 p. m. while stores are open they will dose ( at once and remain closed the fol lowing day. ... If news is received after regular closing hours and before next day ' opening, stores will not open that day. . • . j If news is received on Saturdav : night, or up to 2 p. m. Sunday after-; noon stores will open Monday as ; usual unless Monday is a holiday. | If. news is received after 2 p. ni.j Sunday afternoon stores will ; I j The Miles City' plan is— ! If the "good news" comes during | the night the holiday will extend j into the following day. If the col- i lapse of Germany comes in the fore-1 the holiday will cover the af ternoon of that day and the fore noon of the next day. Business houses and schools will; close. In the evening the members of the ministerial associations will hold services in the form of a mass religious service to be held in the evening of "Peace Day." ence with the U. Commerce on th tailed plans forfthè Libby célébra- j tion Will probably be ready for an- j nouncement next week. In the ! meantime let's see what some other I communities are planning. Great Falls Arrangements Regarding the early unconditional surrender of Germany as probable, the Great Falls Lions Club has ex- i pressed itself as feeling that the occasion, when it comes, should be celebrated with a spirit of thank -1 fulness instead of with revelrv and ' has asked the Great Falls city coun cil to close all places selling beer I or liquor for 24 hours after the ces- ; „ _ . , . Gov. Ford has said that he is m: complete accord with closing liquor | establishments for 24 hours on a 1 statewide basis but questioned his j authority to suspend the operation 1 of liquor and be#fc, licenses issued 1 by the state. ; Great Falls Merchants' Associa- 1 tion has approved and adopted the ! following plan— Cessation before 6 p. m. of a bus iness day, close immediately for the balance of that day and open as sation of hostilities. Cessation after 6 p. m. on a Sun day or holiday, stores remain closed the following day, but if before 6 usual the next day. Cessation after 6 p. m. of a bus iness day stores to remain closed all the following day. day. Missoula Plan And here is the Mssoula plan main closed on Monday. Miles City Plan noon Indicative of the désire of the men members of the high scheel faculty to cooperate with the Libby Commercial Club in its member ship drive, and to participate in civic activities, all of the men on the faculty have applied for mem-: bership in the Commercial Club, A. A. Wood, superintendent of schools, reported. In addition to Mr. Wood, the Lib - by schools will have as members of the service group, H. S. Heprer, high school principal; Coach Pus Wasley, Warren Nunn, Bert Ska koon, O, W, Boepple, Lloyd Swan berg, all of the high school, and C. H. Keel, principal and coa'h of the Junior high. Faculty Members Join Libby Commercial Club Yanks Help Wounded Nazi J* & Ml I •••• ' "Z&jSS <S' : . > ' L > J j ; I I , 1: -, % I ( ! I i j j i i 1 j ! ' mm m ■ j. ;| v 7 mM' y OKI PHOTO FROM SI OHM. CORPS American infantrymen in Francewho have stormed into St. Lo in the face of concentrated artillery and small arms fire take time to help a wounded C-rman soldier abandoned by his troops. open (due to cancellation as Eureka no longer is playing football): Oc tober 14, Whitefish. there; October 20. Columbia Falls, there; October >27, Poison, there: and November or 4 ^ Priest River, here. Coach Wasley is attempting to (schedule the Flathead Reserves for a g a me here October 6 or 7 to make up f or the cancellation of the games sc hed U led for this week, due to the polio situation at Kalispell. 0 ' ATTEND STATE FIREMEN'S CONVENTION Ernest Wood and L. J. Brown were delegates from the Libby Volun teer Fire Department to the state conve ntion held at Poison, Sept. It, 25 and 16. The object of the convention is to perrn it state firemen to discuss their practices, and also an opportunity to receive schooling in better and more rapid fire control. The 53rd annual convention of re-(state firemen featured a number of interesting speakers from Utah, California, Washington and Mo i tana, as well as a banquet at the Poison country club and the grand ball held there Saturday evening. This was the first annual conven tion of state firemen since 1942, when it was held at Hamilton. At tending firemen selected Billings a? the convention city for 1945, James Osburn, president since 1942, was replaced by R. H. OU man, of Roundup, Have Trouble IWith Foolball Schedule er Bob Bitterman, who is work ng during his out-of-school hours, and with the possibility of losing s Iv era! more of his hopefuls through poor grades, Coach Rus Waslev, Faced with the loss of 220-pound .... . Libby high physical education d' rector, has plenty of headaches, The one bright spot on the hor izon lies in the fact that the boys who are out are showing consider able .^progress, Coach Wasley repo«* ed. Lack of home games this vear,. according to Coach Wasley, natur-j ally is a disappointment to him as well as Libby grid fans, but due to the existing contracts with, otboi schools, the majority of games this year are on rival fields. Last year home games were far in excess of q lh h b Several changes have been reçu sary in the football schedule for this year, but the Coach reports t;iu following lineup: September 29, Priest River, there; October 6 nr 7, games away, Pvt. Leslie Keuscher of Camp Roberts, Calif., visited at the home of Mrs. Lester Keuscher in War-' :land. He is in the Infantry division. jand will report to Maryland at the end of his furlough He has three |biothers in the service, Pfc. Stanley. (Keuscher of Camp Moxey, Texas, who is in the Field Artillery, and also report to Maryland, Pic. Vernon Keuscher, of Port Grd, Calif., who is with the Military I o lice division; and Pvt. Lester Hcu scher of Fort Sill, Okla., of the Field Artillery division. . . PdrCnf-TGOCnGr^ u w D prpn f.j on i\ct,cpuun # • The Board of Trustees an nounce a Parent-Teacher recep tion to be held in the Junior High auditorium next Tuesday, Sept. 26, from eight to 10. AH parents are urged to come and get acquainted with their ohil dren's teacher. SOLDIER VISITS WARLAND HOME .. , . Three assembly speakers ha e been featured at the high schoov assembly during the past week, wifi all three speakers stressing th 31 ! value of education. Capt. S. W. Rawls, Jr., assistant) chief pre-induction training branch, Ninth Service command, Fort Doug I las, Utah, spoke befor the assembly last Thursday, urging all students to take full advantage of the edu cational services available to them, and declaring that all subjects t taught- in high schools today have definite values later in life. Captiin Rawls was accompanied on his visit ' to the school by J. A. Woodard, high school supervisor from the Stale Department of Public Instruction, Helena, and Ralph Kenck. super - visor of vocational education, Mon i tana State College, Bozeman. Professor E. A. Atkinson, profo : sor 0 f psychology and director of extension division, Montana State University, appeared before the st 1 . ■ dent assembly Friday morning and a l S o stressed the value of educa - tion. He urged the students to oc proud of their enrollment at Libby high, and assured them that schools in Montana rate highly throughout the nation, At a special assembly Monday morning. Lieut, John Harmon, gra^ U ate of Libby high, now in the air force, spoke briefly on some of his experiences in the service, mention jpg the Various countries he has vis ited and the customs of the people Tomorrow Is Lost Day To Register I Are you eligible to vote in the November election? You are not if you are not on the list of reg istered voters. If you did not vote in the last general election, November 1942, you were drop ped from the registration lists— and must reregister, if you want to vote. Thc last day for registration is Friday, September 22nd. Any notary public or justice of the peace can register you if you live more than 10 miles from the county court house, other , you must register at the ; 1 vote. Registration lists are Ulie jy posttS^ at The places' where' you wou ld have voted, or voted jj,e primary election. If in doubt you can check these lists see jf you were included. court house. Remember, if you are not properly registered you cannot vote, ly pos Three Prominent Men Talk To r U V AcCPrflblv * * tue living there. Lieutenant Harmon likewise stressed the value of ed ucation, and assured his audience that he had been called upon many times, while in the service, to make practical use of the subjects he, studied here in school. OTHERS WERE SHORT OF WATER j n v j ew 0 f tbe re cent restrictions on j awn sprinkling in Libby but tbat b ave now beeq lifted, it is of r j n t eres t to note what is being done a j. Sandpoint, Ida. A present order da te of September 7, there, restricts aP j awn and gardcn sprinkling be cause 0 ( tbe drast j e shortage of wa i ter. The order says the railroads are a war necessity and must be amply supplied with water before consid cration is given to lawns and ■■••ir dens. Hence no water at all for a time for Sandpoint lawns and g,.r dens. ' -.— 250 WANT BALLOTS As an indication of the interest shown by members of the armed i forces in the forth-coming election, (County Clerk and Recorder Schuck * reports that about 250 of them have requested ballots to date. Returned G. I. Joes Get Jobs f r rt More than 50,000 returned vet erans of the present war were placed in jobs during July by the Veterans Employment Service of; the War Manpower Commission, thus making a total of more than a half million who have been placed, Employers are offering veterans the cream of the jobs that come within their capacities, WMC says. POLIO EPIDEMIC AMPLY SUPPLIED HELENA, Sept. 20.—Hospitals of the United States have been as sured enough supplies and equip ment to treat everyone of the ap approximately 9,500 cases of poli omyelitis reported in the current epidemic, and two and one-half times that number if they should develop, Oscar A. Baarson, WPB District Manager, Helena, announced today. All emergency calls for as sistance are believed to have been met promptly. Mr. Baarson said he believed there would be little difficulty in meeting future emergency demands. Cooler weather in October is ex pected to help stop the spread of the disease. i Some fifty years ago the first step" oomc uuy years ago me lirai aiep was made in the organization of;i this erouc which is now the largest i if wmen is now me largest ;j i of all fraternal insurance groups, oi which eroun Kinnikinic Camo No oi l . r i ruxiniKinic tamp 8011 of Eureka, is a part. Beginning I in November, 1888, the society of I Royal Neighbors of America was a social order The first camo known social oruer. ine nrsi camp Known as Lily Camp No. 1, whs organized in Council Bluffs, Tbwa, 6 n July 3 , I 1890. The original charter now hangs m t h % 0 , , fi f e S '.', 1 ! 6 SUPreme 0racIP ; in Rock Island, Ill. The steady growth of the organ me steady growm oi me organ ization is evidence of its great pop ularitv and deocndable orotec'ion uiamy ana aepcnaapic proiccuon. I Noighbrns*'of m Amcn r c?mnks%?°o y ne K societies This leadership is only , societies, uus itaaci smp is oniy natural, as the adult department of the society has long held one of the u u 7 y i b ° 6 nC Q u- lnC highest positions in membership in i the field. There are now 407 848 ac j ul ts who are insured, 26,612 adult • soc i a i members and 68 505 insured Sen to the juvenilfcampïto March 1895 the charter was issued ' ' r . .. , _ ^-7) .j / 7-'J J^H H ^ , ( 1 ä v j ' /*<%.'*' 1 • 1 ■*_ — - a v j £. . 1 . v-l ; Gives History Of R. N. A. In County •y-sS^MlN j» • ,1 * Ï* ' \} ' \r ' .">4 ft _ A v , r] > S .V ,K M Mrs. Frances Filiatreau Oracle of Kinnikinic Camp No. 8011, R. N. A., Eureka. to the organization lo operate y insurance organization for adults From 1917 to 1925 a special fund was created to care for the death claims of members engaged >n World War I, also during this Pe riod a charter was granted to write insurance on children and the first official paper of the group was pr *". ted :.. . _ __ Qm1 , Kmmki^me Camp No. 8011 and L arnp ^°- ^J53 of Libby represent he Supreme Camp in Lincoln Coun J- y - Kinnikinic Camp, representing the north of Lincoln county, was or ßanized July 7, 1916, with a mem hership of 22, with Mary Duke-. sbeir as oracle and Inez Morgan, re corder. The camp first met at the Cimmick Hall, later moving to the Masonic Hall. Other oracles since tbe camps organized were Bertha P ike - Mae Paulsrud, Nina Black burn - Mable Whittier, Lynnic Graves, Mane Ricnardson, Margaret Zook, Frances Drake, Ruth Rhodes, Jennie Alverson, Lavina McClure, Doris Broderick, Mable Leonard, Anna Rock, Sena Johnson, and' j Frances Filiatreau, the presiding : oracle. - i The Kinnikinic Royal Neighbor j (Continued on Page Six) i [Ï I A i I j h a i District Deputy of R. N. A. for Lincoln County, 1 Mrs. Marie Richardson Eureka Grange Enjoys Another Varied Program There was a very good attend ance at the regular meeting of the Kootenai Valley Grange on Fri day evening last. Six applications for membership were balloted on favorably and nine more applica tions were presented. The resigna tions of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Patt for the offices of gatekeeper and Po mona respectively, were presented and accepted. In the ensuing bal ilÂ LÙ' 9° Ur , tr i ght was bleGted t° I o r and ^ u ÎJ a ll eebe °* P ?r na - ,^ r ' and Mrs. Arthur Sheldon were G ' ectedas alternate deleg:ates to state Grange meeting to be held n Missoula in Ortohor n Jvllssoul ® in vctober. A committee of three ladies was anoointed to snnorvisp thp rnllpr appointed to supervise the collec tion and sending of Christmas pack tri nMr member« in thp services members in the armed During the lecture hour Mrs n UU u ine , lecluie " bur Qrambaiier gave an excellent talk about the oriain of our national anthem The Star SnSnslaaiSn ner an( J what th? fkgshould mean « 'ea" and every one of us" eft jnvine its orotection and liberties »it of P rotecuon an y uoerues. Mrs, Weydemeyer read an inter os ting article written hv T farm tsung arUcle written oy a farm wonian concerning the mistaken " oncep I t . i . on ^ any P. G 0 P le have about ar d m d a ,e comTared P °wfth dn vf + P lGasur( ; s ' , as compared with w h a t life actually exacts in labor, harHshins mH sacrifice« a« well a« ♦ vf rasrilp>S ' and sacrmces, as well as tbe apparent advantages as Seen bv those who have never evnerieneeH , SC W ° haVC never experienced Mr Oramhaner gave an f" 1 , ur dmbauei gave an amusing £ d 'W î bŒr miniS?r siai ? a v Gy by a bac heloi mmistei, , whlch contained mostly feminine Imgcrie, and clothes for children ^ nc [ . an< ^ ^ rs * ^ aize en ~ tertained with a modern version of 1 , b ) a dialogue between Reuben *»* his v i, S- i ^ and T^ rs - .*'• Krall, who acted as judges in the ?P r 0 n O u n « j ru ® contests ' anno 4 n ^ ed Mrs - Sheldon and Mrs. Courtright s aP^ns were awarded first and sec , P a , ces r€?s P cc Hvely and Mrs. Sheldons rug given first place. usual lunch, served this time by „ and Mrs ' Schnei der, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Burrell and Mrs. Anna ■ -, ,, , ,, ... , Burrell, was fully appreciated by everyone. nfiGcivr IM MIbaING IN ACTION There was an item in the Wh consin Rapids Tribune stating that S/Sgt - Loren E. Byam 33, was miss ' ng m act, ? n smce Augu « 1 was a v y ais , t , K unner a L-17 Fly m | Fortress over Italy. Sergeant Byam is a son-in-law ot Fiank Heinck of this city, being married tc Mr Herrick s daughter who lives at Wisconsin Rapids. GRANGE REPORTER. SHOE RATIONING STILL WITH US Civilians cannot hope for an early »'SlfÄ.e'Äfe t , p01 f 1 ^ itarv orders Hide Sort mes con . y if ' - , Vfm-ne«tie lauf Vwf and ralw? d J f „ ° f 52 SnSnintfoYand TZnf or the Released imports account tor the shortag £5:_ HOSPITAL NOTES Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen John son a da ughtor on Sept. 18. Edward McCaffrey and Frank Decker were both released Tues day McCaffry had had a foot am pu tatcd after being crushed by a train and Decker had had a leg re The first frost of the season was recorded Monday night when the temperature dropped to 28 degrees, 1 The temperatures recorded for the rest of the week follow. Max. Min. Sept. 14 69 45 " 15 , 64 46 " 16 62 45 " 17 58 37 '' 18 61 23 " 19 68 32 1 " 20 .59 461 moved after a fracture'. WEATHER Gene Nowell Likes Life France I Finds People More Like Home Folks Than Those in Italy. V. SAYS THE POOR ALWAYS HAVE TO PAY Mrs. Adaire Brunette has received a letter from her brother, Sgt. Gene Nowell, formerly with the medical corps in Italy but now "Somewhere in France." Sgt. Nowell writes in an interesting vein of conditions in France. We quote his letter, in part: Somewhere in France September 4, 1944 Dear Adaire: I received two letters from you today and was glad to hear from you again. Our mail situation over here has been quite irregular but that is easy to understand. We are not used to getting anywhere until things are all set up like the States. This is a little different and all rather new to all of us. It is good to get out of Italy though. These people here arc altogether different than anyone that we have run into overseas. Most of them are just like the one* that we are used to associating with at home. All the Italians knew was to try to see how much they could get from us. They managed to get plenty, I can assure you that. These people over here seem to appreciate the fact that they are going to be able to stand on their own feet again. It did not seem to make any difference to those Italians. They would be satisfied to be dominated by any country that they thought they could benefit by. Maybe they have learned their lesson by now fhnuah I rprtair.lv hnne tw« inougn, i certainly hope so. they had to j earn hard way. It is v <. nnnr nmni» that ha,«, tn, always the poor people that have to pay f or sorneone else s mistake. The bj( ; „ hot „ nnthino tn wrirrv D * g snots nave notnmg to worry about. Thir pockets are always £uU w ^n bever way tbey g0 ' When we came up through the „ mintrv tn wHpt-p «.e am it S2 U - y } Where we are at naWj. 1 * 5 ® pe0pl 5 would hne the roads and I 8hou . t fl a ? d ^ ave at Hf'. Whe , n wjne'and'veßetables'for us'and )U ne a , vegetopies for us and any thing else that they had. They have been doing the same thing ever Deen °r ing . ine san j e m ng ever smce One farmer brought us a whole part ImH nf hmain« anW po<* plant, and would not accept a cent f ° r fU ' 1 Eve ^ day thcre ar * p eop i e here with a basket of grapes, n Pac hes notatoes onions melons ot P eacnt -S. potatoes, onions, melons, or wme t 0 g lve us They will stop iu wards anH give fhe mtientc anv , 1G wards and give mo patients an y - thing that thoy have There is a j. ways a crowd out here Poking arounc j they thought that they should just be j e f b Most of (hem figure that a good German is a dead one. They would be if they had their way. These F. F. I. boys do not fool around with them. As soon as they are rounded up they march them off to shoot thcm and that is the end 0 f them. I never believed much ab out this under-ground that was supposed to be working all of the Wo had a bunch of German pa tients out here and they were watbhing the doctors in surgery and they couldn't figure out why we wo|c operating on them. Evidently time but it has proved itself since we made our landings here. They have been a great help all of the way around. This is really nice country over here. It reminds me somewhat of the country at home. Therè are nice little , lomes 0 r villas, whichever you want t0 call them ; Nothing is b i aste d up like the rest of the .country that we have seen. There is a beacb and small resort just a mile or so f rom us here so we did nothing else last night but have a big dance with the French madamo seille> A good time was had by all It was the first dance that I have been , in ? VGr a y f ar - Managed tn be a little stiff in a few of my joints morning from it. Not as young as I used to be. Spent a very quiet birthday this year. Haven't been feeling any too well for the past week so just worked and called it a day. Would like to be in the States for my next one but don't think that there is a chance of it. f M i irrv r.mi impft«; POPE Mrs. Carrie La Munyan was in Libby Friday and while here told friends that hor daughter, Miss Phoebe La Munyan, is now in Eng : land and is a flight nurse in Army Transport. She w'rote her mother that while stationed in Italy she not only saw the Pope but shook hands T/SGT. HALL IS INVENTOR ■ Mrs> j enn ic Hall received word from hcr S0I1| T/Sgt . Chester A. Hall, that he invented a control ; cab ic fitting to repair shot-up cables on aircraft. The fitting was sent to ; ni gb Headquarters and passed all i tests. It will be used in all theaters 0 f' operations, ! i Wood is a natural in»ulator for refrigerators. with him. Must have been quite a thrill for this former young Libby woman.