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% Uhr**? A Devoted to the Development of Libby and of Lincoln County Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, Thursday, January 24, 1946 VOLUME XLV Number ,36 Forestry Com, Banquet For Sat. Night Good Speakers Including Founder of Montanans, Inc., on Program ' • PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL AFTER BANQUET next Saturday night is when we eat! At least all who' are fortunate enough to have tick ets for the Forestry banquet given by the Libby Chamber of Com merce that evening in the Moose Hall are expecting to enjoy another splendid banquet at that time. The Chamber's forestry com-1 mittee consists of K. A. Klehm, chairman, George Neils, Howard E Ahlskog, Ted Kessel. William Po W : ell, Max Sturm and A. C. Austin These gentlemen have worked out .'Ær.CS ÏSd £ formative value. Headlining this program, is Stanley Hodgeman.!—— Another outstanding Montanan appear on the program is L Campbell, assistant regional fores ter with headquarter in Missoula. where he is in charge nf the partment of education and^infor mation. Mr. Campbell is also credi ted with being the founder of Mon T. h H , u „ u It had been hoped that a from organized labor could be cured for the occasion, but,owing the present unsettled conditions, Dor was unable to promise a speak thï WmL n0t . T t0 , CanCe at the last moment. It is planned to have a third speaker on the pro gram, who will be announced that nIght An added feature of interest all who live in Lincoln county will be a sound picture, ''Forests For ever." Tickets for tl?e banquet are, limited to appi-.-xlmatvly the num ber in the Chamber, but a few ex-, tra tickets will be available at the Forest Supervisor's office. Those desiring a ticket at $1 each, should contact Karl Kaufman, who will. continue to sell them as long as last. Missoula, representing the forest dustries. i iJl 6 Pr ^ r3 ^^ n L be he i d ,i n lodge room of the Moose Hall. The public as a whole is invited to at tend this program which will be free to ail and starting immediately after the banquet in the basement. The Forestry program is rated as one of the city's high-lights in public gatherings and there will be few if any in attendance who will fail to enjoy the good entertain ment which is being provided for both members of the Chamber and all others who may be interested. State Auditor John J. Holmes announced the distribution of $138, 363.44, Montana's share of National Forest receipts for the 1945 fiscal! year, to 35 counties. Holmes explamed the money a mounted to 25 per cent of total receipts and was apportioned to counties according to the number of acres covered by forestland. The money, he said, was ear-marked by the federal government for public school and roads. Three Western Montana counties —Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula—re -1 ceived more than half the total get So 539 ' 874,84, $16,700.59 and $11,-1 055.22, respectively, while the small et allotment—$90.37— went to Golden Valley County. Lincoln Leads in Forest Receipts Other counties and their allot-! merits were: f er M 682 fi ea r a $ rbel% 4 ?an ad r at er, $968.28, Carbon $4.440.40, Car ter $1.367.85, Cascade 680.90, Cho-i teau $122.59. Deer Lodge, $964.62, Fergus $355 86. Gallatin $4,743.95, 125.72, Lake $1.287.98. Lewis and Clark $4,634.27, Madi-; son $6,104.12, .Meagher $ 1 , 766 . 20 JSSS? Powder River $5,190.19, Powell $3, 328.69. Ravalli $95.16, Rosebud $ 1 - 475.47, Sanders $3,671.65, Silver Bow $995.44, Stillwater $2.884.98, Swectgrass $2,126.05, Teton $903 - 66 and Wheatland $250.08. Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Peterson who have owned the Libby Greenhouse since 1937 sold the business to M R Knight, Jr. florist, from Gooding, Ida The Petersons have not an nounced their plans for the future but expect to remain in Libby. Mr. Knight who is just out of the armed service, has grown up in the business, his father owning a greenhouse in Gooding. The new owners expect to take possession within the next two weeks. Petersons Sell Libby Greenhouse tv i \ d&ßP . W sfTPI 'j -• » /äh «i i Libby The Libby Farm Women's Club j held their annual Christmas din-1 ner at n o°n, December 19, at the country home of Mrs. Eyra Shan-1 ho | tzer . Tne dinner always con-1 fi st f of a Z0 -P°u nd turkey and all HI. goes make a real American Ch ^" r dl l n f er t ^ ^ r..fi OS n P uL SCn A 3 n th if dinner were SJSsot 5«h" J, er , lcb ' Pearl Ripley, Eyra Shan 1 " Mar 8 are tte Shawl, tolTûlTlûrC \A/1 fl A 11.11 lr.l\ Will ' 1 ^ ^ ■■ * /\ I f\ Ho I Ima I ä /« « j 1«. ^ I iflP" I FKP I IDP V/l lv# Lv/Jv 9 SC - Po SOn - last Saturday evening to speaker'make up for the 38-28 defeat suf se-1 fered Friday night at Big Fork. to The team got off to a slow start la- at Big Fork trailing by ten points ! at the end of the first quarter.! j The Te ™ers camo from behind in the third oënod to narrow the «an to 20-28 and with four minutes 8 of i playing time left, the score was 26- i 28. That seemed to be the end ! to | of the Terriers drive and the Vik-j mgs pulled away with a 38-28 vie-i tory. Ripke. Big Fork center, took scoring honors for the evening with 1 ' « points. Ne^on, high scorer for| Libby, followed with 12. Tbe'shotlf° Percentages were; Big *Vk 36 per-: i cent and Libby 25 percent. The'i points per quarter were as follows: 1 Total Libbv 2 7 1 1 h or I in Big Fork 12 9 7 10 38 The Terriers inability to find the ! basket was worse in the game with Poison, the shot percentage being 18 percent for Libby, and 38 per cent for Poison The f u succeeded in edging out ^ 32-30 victory over he Pirates. Daggett was high point man for Libby with 10 points and Nelson, a close sec-! ond with 8 points Demolier cap-1 [ ped scoring honors for Poison with 18 points. The points per quarter, _ .. . , Libby . 7 10 7 8 32 ! Po ™°° - J 2 _ 8 6 4 30 —Written by Gordon DeRosia and I Norma n Darsow. _ D .. . BowllllQ LcOQUe ® ^ M . ... Hi J^;L? ,0nday N,ßbt Lea ^ e 0 i Highlander . 33 21 M?n e e S r t . s; SerV1Ce . ^ 25 f ul v T r. n ' f . 26 28 Ll ^ by . TraPsfGr , . v , 21 33 ?ttrir dlVld M a i ß 30 * 10 with handi ca £.J" ,ma .m. Nejson. 275 individual series with handi cap '. Jobn Lovick. 741. H s > ngl Ç ga me with him d *cap. Forest Seivice. 1111. Nigh team series with handicap Fo i, CSt . S M, v î, ce ' . ' The Pirates led through-out the first three quarters, the Terriers being unable to find the basket til the last quarter. follow; Wednesday Night League Silver Tnäf ^ ll * i Libby Creamerv. 28 II ^reameiy . 28 26 Standard Motors __ 16 38 Lgh indundual giime with handi ; «P. Wm Daraow, 292. wthhand ' J High single team game with han dloa .P. Silver Loaf 1149^ , High team series withNhandicap, W uW j Zonolite . 33 21 Libby Motors ....30 24. Neils . . 23 31 ! Kootenai M(? rc. 22 32 ! High individual singe game with i handicap, Wm. Nelson, 263. High individual series with han , dicap R. Roberts. 756. High team single game with han i dicap, Libby Motors, 1093. High team series with handicap, Zonolite, 3145. I one * S tatf PAPKivr rniv T «'r»'ftr CKJNG i ' " aiKlKE j Helena— (U.R) —Montana meat i packing firms were operating nor-j mally last week, except for plant, a survey disclosed. The only hit by the nationwide strike of CIO and AFL packing house employees was the Butte branch of Swift & Co. where eight employees were called off their jobs. one Farm Women Shelden, Nell Slauson, Mary Smith Nan Smith, Bessie Wallace. Mabel Vanderwood, Ruth Vanderwdod and Lona McCallum. Due to ill ness Evelyn Burrell. Essie Maize. Dorothy Slauson, Betty Sullivan and Iris Maize were unable to at te " d „ Following the dinner at noon the time was spent in c t uiz contests ^ Postes. There w aS also an exchange of gifts and home Ruth'made pop-corn balls for all. Î --- I G. I. Loan WoS • i À I , , - Müde Jo0UOTV 1 6 , 7 T , _ " Countys first G. I. loan., according to R. W. Smithbcrgcr of the First State Bank, was made several others are pending The em-cnm™* ,,.;n The government will now guar 0 " nS Up ° $4 ' 000 on business j ' rcal estate and dwellings, or $2000 ' 00 equipment for use in business, j The plan has now been liberalized . , 1 * > appraisal on a reasonable Value rather than on a normal value - Fn all cases the specific purpose j °* the F° an , has to be named, and 3ppra >sed by a government apprai-1 sei ' and investigator, for the govt_L„„ crnment makes no loans where nsidcrs the one receiving the ioan h * s small chance of using the • mone y to advantage and of repay-, m S the deb t. The local bank will cooperate m every way possible states Mr. Smithberger, 1 | • n. JUIliOr CIOSS PIqV ' -*-« \ . _ • In UTS JqM 31 ' ,UM * J 1 | January 31 at eight o'clock in the} I Junior high assembly is the date, time, and place for the junior class' presentation; "The Campbells Admission ^111 m bt d, 10c n 25^^nd^Oc for grade students, high s?hoSl stu j dent s and adult* This play is a snappSe^examnle D f a farce comedy dSgnedp^lly 1 for laueh*» "THp a y Coming' 8 is' noMnteifded^o educate j you—it is not int?nffed to ehcit thought, but its rapid sequence of hilarious action is bound to keep ; the doctor away for a month. Then follow through with the Bostonian Campbells as they nose-dive into surprising complications. Laugh at Catalpa Whitefield and Billdad Gil christ as they go into a song and dance strictly out of this world! The tbriUin S romantic situations in to which Kaye Petrusha, Jeff War rington and Kingston Swimley are involved will keep you on the edge of your seasts. Dick Raff and Betty Tisher will supply the " family at mosphere," portraying the and sister. The imposing handsome 1 "lady" of the play is acted by Aug-1 usta Homan, but definitely! And in keeping with the spirit of the play the live hen used in the second act will be given to the holder of the lucky ticket Each Purchaser of a ticket will be given f numb °u r and the drawing held be tween the second and third act* Mrs. Wm. Erickson is dïecflig "The Campbells Are Coming", and her committees are as follows; Sta^ srss mart and Waran Thompson- m-ik?" up. Patsy.Boomer and Marie Sobmi and prompter, Ellen Norris VETE R AN S URGED TO RE-ENLIST AT ONCE ... 01 . u Ha J Ia f nuary 31 15 absolutely the last d y for veterans of World War II *° re =enl»st in the Regular Army and retain their present grades,"; H ieutena nt Colonel Fred L. Hardy, Commanding Officer. Montana „ S*! military Personnel Procure-1 ^ erv,c e announced from his neadquarters in Butte. o 15 m ust be accomplished with-j ônel°went S ni discharge," the Col L ? I 1 s ^ y and addt ' d Jt must be remembered that the tïi ha^'® n ! 1StS d ° eS T l ha ve, day. He may eLTTo" 6 Same - J 1 1 receive Jiü enlistment furluogh of either 30,1 ä sÄts-s - Lumber Prices Not Higher I There has been no recent in crease in lumber prices in which J. Neils Lumber Co. of Libby have participated." (signed): Peter A Stone, lum ber^ branch OPA, Washington, II • . , Unions Will Vote The foregoing wire was received last Saturday by Abner G. Role, president of the local council and is verification of the fact the local company has not participated in ! any lumber i Pnccs. It is published above in fulfillment of Mr. Role's promise I to readers of the Western News, made in last week 's edition, A meeting of the Mill committee and a committee from the unions » scheduled for Saturday morning January 26 at 10 a. m. Any pro-' posais which may be agreed upon b y union and company com mittees at this meeting will be Placed before the union members at a . meeting Sunday afternoon, I uSdeTT ST j ing. ac Sunday. JonUOrV 27 / ' -'«nuuiy L. / A ?• • i h A meetinß of the J - Neils Lum ■ ber company committee and the committee of the union Local 2662 and 2581 will meet Saturday morn lng ' Januai T 26 at 10 a. m. Placed before union members fo? a vote Sundav Imnanr w * o --when a,, ' y ' 3 „ rp urged to bo p resent The above notice was given to this office by Harry Moe secretary of Local 2581. ' StcIcta,y AR.MY RECRUITERS HERE c 4 IT iHoVr s' Arm«"? Sg o Hou „ e11 of Kalisnell eci uding office at Tup*Hîjv ' mnmin« 3 ♦ P !u 3S3 ?v caR Office mf 3 4be " es t ern r c Pac . 10 n \ en , are both mïïf' aod plan every in thL J 3 ^ h .°u " u y ' at . Llbb y Thpu iU ?' m ' r 3 p ; 'rhur*Hav* bC m Eureka on y union members _ , ■ Ihe Victory Clothing Drive It I I III C* I I -y J\J A A/|C Hûm \l I / linClIN I Ini I I ll 111(1/11/ IHM / I 1 ■ IV/lk/ -/UllVJUf, JUII. L | Are!_ _ _+ * ' _ J* ILL COMING TO 1THE KOOTENA I THEATRE , ' Geo . rgc Raft - a man as tough as an7 VilTa n Rl.in f B ° nnott and ! a nd " lvJan Blame, two women as tSwSnKSi 38 m *u k ? en L in a i Cold rn.l^L? 3 " 16 th ( at made the fr?m it? women and ? hip^ See "Nob Hfll " 20th f turv-Fox's torrid romafic the* torrid fh«.« mo«« arama in & Mondav at th? n ^ Unda;y 'Nob Hill*' is motion Sire mite set to m!TsS P You'll d w??t to hehr the old tunes- vou'll w?m to hum the brand npw nirmc 'a 3 ^h yoU r heart will warn anew to Ppp e v Ann Garner in "M n h inn >• v! g Brst big picture since "A ' Tree Grows in Brooklyn " "Nob Hill" iïT must-see ' ' Nob Hl11 -—- . brother,I UVGT J)ZUU I 0 011 l i i r »s. • MarCn Of Dimes A * , ... ...^ , „ A report from Miss Mildred Buck. county chairman for The March Dimes, states that as of Wednesday evening, contributions from Libby . ., nA „ , * ' pmfiMntC ' d t0 S l 8 .°: 75; and Tr0y dona tlons were $4/.35. This is a good I st;) rt and while only about one of ihc ^ ^ 1 P<S iaVC COm ° in * the drive )s ga,n i ,ng daily irnpetus ' ' The Lions club committee for thc jÄÄ'ÄÄ 1 lied trades d cf7mmft h t?^ A r^n .1^1 Fri^ Dutton hTI M R Ä ( , ,1( Goodeame H Y M d A , d g a ^i;_ TO DISCHARGED VETERANS Eureka—At a regular mooting ui Dis-'Euffeka Post No. 74. American Leg-i ion. on January 18th, the members, j voted to establish an employment! j service for North Lincoln Countv with A, J. Barney as employment! officer Employers needing help and those! seeking employment arc urged to contact him, ! T . . >I Wnrld War H Veterans than World xiää _jP_____LJ_ LOCAL FIRE COMPANY MAKES 35 MAJOR RUNS Geo. Wood, Libby fire chief his recent report to the state marshal reported 35 company I to fires in addition to minor calls, j The total loss incurred by these i fires amounted to approximately $7,000, Libby levies a 2-mill tax for sup port of the fire department which brings in about $900 annually and money well spent. Sunday evening the Robert Me Grew family left Dana, Ida., at p. m. after viçiting during the day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kohler end family. Some three hours later as they approached the Lions' Picnic Grounds at Kootenai Falls, the headlights on the family car caught the reflection of two un blinking balls of fire gleaming short distance ahead and in the da £" ess - . . , McGrew, knowing this dark por tion of the canyon is used by deer as a crossing, stepped down on the gas, thinking he would catch glimpse of the shadowy creatures, He caught a good view of the ani-! mal> whlch was not the deer Sees Mountain Lion At Kootenai Falls daïk ^ Spe t u dily to ? k to °^ p dark timber on the south side of. th ^ highway A year ago last December, V. T. Hovey also reported an adult cou-! 8 ar near this same place. The fact that the place is popular with the big cats probably is on account of HAS NEW PASTOR ' Reverend Leon H. Ayers, who is pastor of the Assembly of God Tabernacle, suc-ç,«i ceeding Reverend F a Dai ton comes to his par- j isli from Spokane, ; where he was min mm ï • . . . istenng f o r the j past two years. I „ . f , g s for several years. Last Sunday Reverend Ayers gave his opening service. . i i & Previous to this, he was engaged in the ministry in Bill- i i n Wl11 V 00 Jelp our cold and his couraged allies in Europe? Our soldiers helped them conquer Ger many, but you and I are câlled f upon onco more to help them, this time the foe is the bitter cold of w ! n . tei :' aod thc munitions we help WIth ,• 1 i , s old cIoth *ng, clothing that 1Î ^ arm aod whole, but that r » U u v y ithout ' • In Llbb y tho Lions Club is pick > n 8 U P the clothing contributions . the relief of suffering Europe, A . large box 15 , in the post office S^h e° U i!Pt y f aVe your c,othes ^ hlch sh °u ld be clean and wearable and ,°^ a H y slze ' Tbe drive will conclude Sunday, January 27, when Frocks will cover all the Libby fna CetS ^ 1° m ' to pick up cloth- j contributions securely tied in bundles and left on the curbs. j Don't forget to help in The Vic tory Clothing Drive.—Your old gar j ment may save a life. —————— flininr Mink \A/i«r JUHIOr filQn W fllS C. I | rFOlTI turGKO of 9 The Libby Junior High sank set-up in the closing seconds oth? J game FHd-.v -n P„r»i„ . . H?ixth sTrllght LmJ fell Th?. 1 j or High was abend it half tim It)!?, but sTarting îhe sceïï S ■ F ' mwer lead which they | mg moment? 1 clos * i r ihhv not Wa.ah 7; Potter 2; K T b< ?ÎT S ?î* 4 ;, Mad >son 6; Woods, '' ! W^tefield Donald Thomson, Ban. Fureka ^ 18) e Owens, Erie, 6; Bargetto 3; Howe Lv ms 2; Gilbert L Hansu n, Butts. . Inwlnr Givpc \/afr " 'Of VJIVCb V GlS InfnrmnfiAn * ** "w* IflO (IOT1 Oil 'TLa "("* I D'll • \3. I. Dill Earl V. j ministration #/ t,VC -Will Ük Rop ï cscnta - i,V ve ' . ^ ls| t Libby on January SS™ 1 «."TÄr ^ l Euroka , "" 1 j tuctcd at the ' Depaiimtm^of 'pubhc 1 «to contact Mr. Lawlor. Lawlor, Veterans Ad First New Plane Fp Come to Lincoln County in fire is Members of Libby Club Receive New Plane They Recently Purchased • MARKS COMING OF NEW TRANSPORTATION ERA _ , • r first n f w P lane ever to claim ed after circling the city and mountain studded valley several times, came HL„ g ;H on the Libby landing field, is the property ofX Liiby^yüig Club, and is not only the first new plane to be owned in LtaSS county but is also one of thTvery -1 first of the new post-war planes j to come into the Inland Empire and the Pacific Northwest a! The plane will' ho 1100 j \ , . j members and other* a* d a ^ lub and fo"cr"s count™ . T hejsell Diest. Kalispell^is* the* clubffs deaf o^flmTn Libby" 01 " 8 3 ß00d PIanc . . y ' airport aS ^ 3t the buf nothin » «1? de *i W3 £ * 1 u.?. yet bas been released d° r P p bbpatl ° n „ t T1 } e ..? >rning of the hplnnf f J ' 3 l ° Llbb - V marks the fecti ,n air , trav ^ travel by air will be go. as common as it is now between metropolitan centers. k. — JlTIKe MOWS FrOm Lumber Industry « The following stories which deal , WIth the present strike of the lum ber industry in this area, are taken from the Spokqsman-Review. prices Frozen an, „1.8. —Retail . , . J»© yàrdà may charge for western softwood shing [les and northern softwood lumber will be "frozen" at December 1 1945, levels, effective January 22,' the OPA announced today. P Lumber WA3HINGT prices iwTiicfi'dîs'tnÊÜ ceilings these price increase of $2 per one thous and board feet of northern soft wood lumber and 20 cents a square i for western softwood shingles. ! The immediate effect of the tioTyards^oTb^orb these incSeV Under the new regulation ceiSS i for these product* m..*t hf ^ puted for maximum oriels 5 for m^ll sales in effect last Decern be? 1 Wholesale distribution ' j I wholesale type sales by retalf^yands are exempted from the new provL sion. OPA said the retail freLe is IO Ime with its program requiring absorption of producers' price in creases to minimize increases in sales of goods to ultimate Two Mills End Strikes PORTLAND. ÖRErrJan. 17—Two strike settlements in Idaho saw mills were reported here today by the A. F. L. Lumber and SawmiU Workers' Northwest council leav ing only one operation in the In land Empire district still strike bound. White Pine Lumber company at ° rf,no was reported by Norman Morgan, Lewiston, Idaho, to have signed an agreement with the local there for a 15-cent increase and ad ditional adjustments in some brack ets for its planer, sawmill and log ging operation. The new minimum users. is 97M* cents, a . Schjmdt Brothers, Weippe, Idaho. i !i gned „ a similar agreement for their sawmill and logging operation Morgan said. 'F'he Carney Pole company. Ah s î hk "' Idaho ' is •»' «I? Orm in smistrucK **** re Each Area /May Do Own Negotiating According to an ssociated Press dispatch from Portland, the local union has the authority to settle the strike in this area without con sulting the northwest council of the union. Kenneth M. Davis, ex ecutive secretary of the northwest council, was quoted as saying that "no industry-wide settlement is sought," and each area could ne gotiate on its own authority. More Return to Work WINCHESTER. Idaho, Jan. 16. —Settlement of the A. F. L. lum ber and sawmill workers' strike in another Idaho plant union was announced today by General Mana 8 er w - C. Geddes of the Craig Mountain Lumber comnanv Ù wSl terme s^bfhaT'neeot^atkn* 01 "^ tha h t0 ^ «i ■ iditions warrant. as soon as con-