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«kl N s The Western New« & L SOCIETY NTANA HELENA Devoted to the Development of Libby and of Lincoln County VOLUME XLV Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, Thursday, March 14, 1946 Number 43 M. E. Anderson Dies Sunday In Car Crash By Mrs. J. L. Hurst Rexford (Special )-Morris Anderson. 2d trick operator at the Great Northern Station in Rexford was killed early Sunday morning in a car accident. Mr. Anderson was enroute to Eur eka alone, and apparently was driv mg at a high rate of speed when he crashed into the left concrete abut-) ment at the south end of the Tobacco River bridge. The impact of the crash drove the engine back! almost to the center of the Ford car and pinned the victim's body against the steering wheel. The doors burst open and Anderson was thrown free of the car. At this same time Kenneth and Everett Byers were returning from a dance at Eureka. The boys left their car at the Uan Ingram^\anch as had been their custom, and con tinued on foot the short distance to their home on The Island. Shortly after leaving the Ingram place, they heard a terrific crash and saw flames by the bridge. Hurrying to investigate the boys found the smashed car hanging pre canously on the edge of th<f em bankment. and Mr. Anderson lying beside the running board. They succeeded in carrying the unfor tunatc man down the embankment, before the gasoline tank exploded, f alive when found bu died a few minutes later without SET* con ^ clo E ,sn ^ ss - The ac C ' e " n about 2:30 Sunday r®' a j ^ . , , . Andetson has resided in S paS l flVeyearS u He IfJLJTe - r.bi°2 e daughter ' whose m Young Men Living«Near the Tobacco River Bridge Hear Crash and Find Victim G. N. OPERATOR, 5 YEARS IN REXFORD Tilwc tSïi 3 ^ n • Editor s Note. Sheriff Baney Libby, was notified about 3:45 Owing to road conditions be tween Libby deeirjed bes» METHODIST YOUTH m. and Rexford, it was! to send highway of fleers from Kalispell over the ed highway to the scene of the ac-1 cident, they being able to arrive there long before a car from Libby could possibly get through. SERVICES FOR MRS. RUDD SATURDAY AT 2 P. M. Services for Mrs Kiri Ri.rlH vt-ilf services lor Mrs. Karl Rudd will be held Saturday afternoon at o'clock from the Gompf Funeral Home. Rev. H. C. Hjortholm pastor of the First Lutheran Church will officiate. Mrs. Rudd passed away Sunday night in Sacred Heart Hospital, Spo kane. The Western News expects to publish an obituary next week. LICENSE SALES HIGHER The county treasurer's office ports the issuance of more licenses for both cars and trucks than at this time last year. Licenses is sued as of yesterday, this year are passenger cars, 1050, trucks, 511. A year ago yesterday there had ben 1010 car licenses issued, and 499 for trucks. The total number of licenses issued in 1945 were: pas senger cars, 1222: trucks. 627. re FELLOWSHIP PARTY The Youth Fellowship erouo the Methodist Church had a nartv last Thursday evening in the churclf About 25 voune people were nresent with their sponsors and teachers, Mrs. E. Roy Fort, Mrs. Gleason Pil cher and Mrs. Evelyn Myers. The evening's fun consisted contests and games of various kinds, and ended with the serving of re freshments. g Miss Gretchen Gehrke is presi dent of this organization: Gordon DeRosia is vice president; Bob De Rosia, secretary; and Bill Luscher, treasurer. • Flora Sagen, Troy, a student at author"of fïtory" a^ifng % S spring issue of "MiStoSr,"atu? dent literary magazine Miss Saeen is a junio/ in the department 6 of English Harold Martin—formerly-of Tib hA 2 TnnSirïn^' Trnv e university concert band, whiclKgave its first public concert Jf thVWon Wednesday (March 13) at M^tsoula. Martin is a iun ior and Miss Burns a senior in the music school * Eugclc Fleming Eureka is ofXi Sœ participate ii track meeîs with Sther coneSs th°s S The season b?ganwithame?tafwash ington Stlté College Pullman on Sfrch 9 Fleming S a sonhomore xwaren ». rieming is a sopnomore JJJ en * e 10 °8 1C science epart mem ' Troy Girl Writes For Mountaineer * Missoula, March 13. (Special) in i \ ■■ ■■ W . ? . .«*/■ fe-.-Ä* K r U , B - ! ÜÜ h | ■P | f K * # BV | M i MRS. MELVIN R. KNUDSON, who before her marriage March 5 to Lt Col. Knudson, was Melba Irene i Joice. - THEODORF KESSFI APPOINTED I"ffTAL msr^NrFArFlïî I SPECIAL «NSLRANCE AGENT. i Theodore H. Kessel, who has been writing insurance in Libby the past five years, announces that in the future he plans to devote his full time to the insurance business. He has recently been appointed special agent to represent the State Farm Insurance Companies of Blooming ton. Ill., the largest insurers of auto mobiles in the world. His territory will include the five western coun ties of Montana. Mr. Kessel also writes life and fire insurance pro tection. Mr . Kessel has been en.ployed fo. the past 14 years at the P j Ncils Lumber Company, being foreman at the box factory. He states he re grets to leave the company as he has enjoyed his work and associa |tion there. He feels, however, that ! the insurance business will demand m r2*r % I v V j all his time in the future. | i —. . . AAA NOTICE j Tb 's is to notify all Farmers of j tbe Libby Community that there oil-(will be a signup meeting for the 1946 AAA Program, at the Com-1 , munity Room, Court House, in Lib-' : b V- ° n March 16th, 1946, beginning j at 9 o'clock A. 'M. All farmers are requested to at tend this meeting where you will be assisted by William Vanderwood, lc LIoyd Maizc and Eu ß cne McGuire m flUing out your Farrn pians BERT C. ROE. Chairn County Committee. j LAWLOR TO INTERVIEW VETS MARCH 20 and 21 ,n Eaid V. Lawlor. Veteran's Ad j ministration Contact Representative f° r Flathead, Lake and Lincoln j counties, will be in Libby on March j 20 and 21. Mr. Lawlor will in [ terview veterans at the office of ! the Department of Public Welfare in the courthouse. i I r\ I p /'Nff* • II I L/ûn I Yf\CC I Ittl/"I3 II I î II n* K n* ^ III |\\ I II I 11 ln y L.VVMI I WW V/l VJJ V/ I I IV. IV4II J s*\ Â A f r I r\ I SlJ/l/H Ulin/N I "tmrCMfin ri i \ V vwl ü I / I V i Ul IU vUI I ILlUIVil E | i ; ! j g ou th Lincoln Countv Red Cross chapter held its regular monthly meeting in Libby Monday night and officially opened its 1946 i Fund Raising campaign. Mrs. Hal 1 Hepner, the campaign chairman,! announces that the quota for the South Libby chapter is $850.00, of which amount the Troy chapter will assume 25 per cent. The remainder °f * be quota will be raised by the Libby and Warland Districts Funds will go for the mainten ance of Red Cross services to the armed services, services to veter ans . disaster preparedness and re lief, and community services, stated 'Mrs. Hepner. I The amount sought this year is I ; , 1S y 5,„,i s i a decrease from the quota of 1945, m keeping with the peacetime de j "Aoo'^Sfon'dollI^ "SS'L'd?! STcT Cross^ S^iS to^ the ame5 "omea here and abroad accounted for an : proximatcly b 80 per cent of the or' nanization's budvet thG 0r • Althnnoh ihr. chtfhmrw budget ample funds'stiff 0 must-be available for Red Cross' new rma rams in Veterans' hôsoitris as for the 'imnlificaiion nf nn-in time services c f long s'andirt»? Service in Veterans Hosnit-fl« one'chairman «id i 4 nÄ f Sft^pe of need that the R^ri P Cro« now iS let ne ïlh L .h 1 ?eUini uï in veterans hosnKl. of aresiden? Red Cross fieKrJ^nî whoM work is°to rooSinftl ft« veterans^ work of Red Pro« Ä veterans work of Red Cross and ? 0fl e jT ..J 0 r ^j tecr f g [u UP u witbin a 100-mile radius of the hospital. In ... , - ... ' Borman Cormier of Libby re jceived the following congratulations i from the War Shipping Adminis t'ation under date of Feb. 11, 1946: Dear Mr. Cormier: While debarking troops and dis jchanging vital war material for the Sicilian campaign, the SS AB IRAHAM LINCOLN, in which you were serving, was subjected to un-i relenting enemy air attacks for three days. Because she wu an C peak 'she ïTs parUcîlaX jiainous Peak, sne was particularly vu.ncrablc to attack by enemy, planes which used the peak cover their approach and departure, Th< ship s batteiy was in almost continuous action throughout the entire period making it neceaaary ° feed £«««" crews at their sta t, ° ns : w,th A 1,ttle or n ° rest between attacks As a , member of a gun cre " you Performed valiant duty in the combined effort which re !Î uIted 1 ul shoo j ing down one bom bel P,f ne ,. and 9uccessfu ll y repel ing aH otner attacks. I congratulate you upon the per formance of a service which was in k ?®P m fr T 1 ] 1 o* th * e ,/ h . sta ?dards of the United states Merchant Mar me. and I have directed that c °Py °I I" 19 letter be made a part your Service Record. Sincerely yours. (Sgd ) GRANVILLE CONWAY I Actin S Administrator. ————VV TRAINS DELAYED BY WRECK AND LAND SLIDE ~ . ., „ . M ♦», Trams on the Great Northern coming from the west were delayed | ^. 1 . e p „t rS a t n H f C fi?rf P by 3 mmor 1 uieck and a ,and sIldc ' The wreck occurred Monday when 3 broken rail west of Bonners; Ferry caused the derailment of the en ßme and three or four cars of a troop tram No one was injured in the acciden t. A slide at 4 a. m. Tuesday near the west end of the tunnel in the Cascades at Scenic, Wash., blocked trams that day and yesterday, there j bein ß no mai1 from the west after , the early Tuesday morning mail, till the 5 p. m. mail yesterday even Cormier Receives Congratulations From W. S. A. «É» ing, when normal traffic was due [q he resumed JlJIllOr S i £ iiik Fn forfn I npH 1 uL ,CI tvilllCU evening at their regular meeting. After a short business meeting » tained the Senior club Tuesday The Junior Woman's Club enter during which Mrs. Joughin, who was welcomed back as club advisor, was presented with a corsage. Miss Inez Ratekin also received a cor sage for her assistance. The Drama Club with Mrs. Lois Brown as chairman, was in charge of the program. An old time style show as well as two plays amused the guests. The arts and crafts ex hibit drew much interest. Miss Betty Torgerson played two piano selections. The refreshment committee with Mrs. Tess Ficke as chairman, ser ved a delicious lunch. ^ _ i tbe new program recreational and morale tasks, fitted into the mcdica! I planning of hospital authorities, will I be tb e- function of the volunteers ' for years to come. "Too often," the chairman said, "Americans are apt to forget that | the Red Cross is an established peace time agency as well as a wartime organization. Disaster relief and preparedness, for instance, is a Red Cross service dating back to the Michigan forest fires of 1871 when. for the first time in our nation's history, organized prompt relief was sent to disaster sufferers. Since that time, in war and peace, the Red Cross has functioned in more than 3>000 disasters." Other instances of peacetime ser vices apt to have been forgotten rams'" and" the 0 Red , °Cr 1 »s C nuSg nurse area plonccrcd ,ho "t 1 !-, a n _ he, Th<? An . len f can Pcd Cross has, r een - 7 A part °. f . An ]P rican scene 7 i y^ars. Mrs. Hepner con cluded - "During thnt-tmwr we ^ bat have earned the respect and support of tbe . p ^ up w, -' b ,!1 ,nsure ° u '\"8*1 to that respect and i 3U .PP ort b% not on D' continuing ou. f 1 J ^' r . a " d peacetime service JUt i Jy bl .' ;,ncbm K ( ^ ut mto ncw on ' ! md making tht u old <>nes available ß^atcr plumbers of people. We ? an do u that * f every resident real , ^?'. 4 when I tbe Red Cross fund soI,c,torasks / or a contribution, that we are bere to serve, that we need TT Y l ° ' ontinuc , to serve, and that we are turning the contributor's money back to him in the form of i community service." i WOODS OPERATIONS AT STANDSTILL The Spring break-up is giving the men in the woods an enforced vacation. Lumber production at the mill is expected to be curtailed owing to a lack of reserve logs, While definite dates of course are impossible, mill officials state they have hopes road conditions will per mit rcsumntinn nf | nol tm n mu resumption of logging about - P ÛCÛ|(l/ - A ; I *)r\ KGSGrVe April ZU C A „ C„ Ä • | p . TOT bpGCIOl EVGflt , Libby's volunteer fire company! iff Sf," k<?Pt , dU ' mg the past year caring for chimney fires and more serious conflagra louions. A reporter from the News' j learns that donations have not been 1 very heavy during this period which resulted in a need for more funds in the organizations coffers, An opportunity to show good will and at the same time assist this ef ftcieift group, will be given when the 34th Annual Fireman's Ball is held Saturday, April 20. The price of a ticket is low. and whether or not you care to dance, the service our firefighters give home owners is worth thousands of times the cost of a ticket to their annual ball, Support the boys and enjoy a j pleasant evening—Buy a ticket to ajthe The Fireman's Ball. I- A ■ I li^ri I ^1/AmArC L II )l I 171 IVrî I I K II \ VIMV/U II C î T r"fAKA \ 2T l-l/A nr.fr. ifll FVH I IV S V JÜ I . L V V/ # Lions and their 'lionesses" Sat lurday will meet d istrict governors Marsha!! Murray and Gordon Sor enS on states Don Hargreaves presi dent of the Libby Lions Club Lions Murray and Sorenson head this area of the Montana and Alberta clubs and are making their official visit to Libby March 16. j This is a special meeting and ladies' night The dinner will be served at G.30 by the Presbyterian lad ies, and will be followed by a special program. The evening will be informal and . will give local club members and their ladies the pleasure of hearing and meeting these two_ prominent Lions. Mrs. Sorenson is expected ■i * - be present with her hus band, F I j I j I I i i I j UP I ' fw * ; I - i. 4m. * 'J mÊSÊm . lay in the mails. - TROY NEWS ON PAGE FOUR TROY news will be found on page four this week, because of the de .:>■_ f MISSIONARY COMING , t) . t rhc Re verend Herbert James Rdey, missionary of The Methodist p hU pw'. and 1 rirccntly | returned from th * Philippines, will he the guest / t ' t p i t !' C , E,bb y Methodist vr ,.,.k i 7 a 1 T,?^ 17 alndat roy Q 7 , ethlndllst C M r '^Rifc'v Returned'^t*o the^UnTted f h ' î"™.f ,Mr U f . j,|° h 3 1 ', ) ' A ' aftei T r aS L' had heèn inUrned ^w 'thrPP ' be , bad -,V 3 f 3 _ P '.1 " n Z-J , , sp a H n bls experiences there^ and on the contribution which b ® Christian church is making to 1 1 b Y es the Filipinos. j During his seventeen years as a jmissiongry among students and voune nconlc in the Philinnines CSfrt Uie^hSreh^Hfl." 3Î' ' '1 ^ j «f the Philippines, where the war attendance numbered about 7, 000. In arranging recreation and dormitory accomodations for other students in public and private feri-seho o h i n various ol-thi« 1er- : ritory, he has acted as pastor and counselor for a numbe r of young : oplc awav from home. In e dition to this woi k, he traveled ; an itinerant < v 'ff." nd < m ;:i ' J °r to the Filipino u r.-. Mr. Riley is a nativ- of San .h. . California, and received hi i e.fu. . ' tion at the College of the l>,.ni;e . ard at lhL ' University of South, in California. He is now in the Uni ted States, and expect: to return to the Philippines at the end of his furlough. You are welcome to hear this message. Freewill offering. 1TF ;v ... ÆÊk - I ^ > à ' MÊÊÊF ' *3 Y| JS -A .jÛ - M| M M A S' M R & IHil WM k A j 1 /SUPI? REV. J. F. LAWSON AT CHURCH i OF GOD. MARCH 18-31 I-- i RESIGNS FROM STAFF , op WESTERN NEWS I ° F WESTERN NEWS The management of the Western News regrets the necessity of nouncing the resignation of Mrs i i W. R. Baeth from its staff Mrs Baeth has served the publication as ! bookkeeper for the past three vears During this period she has not only | been an efficient and careful book keeper but in caring for reportorial assignment ^has ïîîvS ^ hef aWlitV as a K. wide-Swake newspaper-" vromam 6 "' W ' C ' aWa 6 newspaper ' Mrg ß aeth ' s resignation which took effect last week, was in ac . 1 cordance with doctor's orders. While ■ she will be unable to retain the full time position, from time to time she will assist the force at Tti e Western News office, which bas always enjoyed her presence a9 a member of the group. The management considers itself fortunate in securing the services of Mrs - Clive Rom'k to take the posi «on vacated by Mrs. Baeth. Mrs. Roark is an experienced bookkeep cr and the management is pleased t0 introduce her to readers and pat rons o f The Western News. an An ad in this NEW FASHION SHOP TO OPEN NEXT WEDNESDAY ern News announces the opening of the "Fashion Shop", an up-to-the minute ladies ready-to-wear store. The store will be located in the j Mahoney Building on Mineral Ave. I The interior of the building has 1 recently been nicely decorated and equipment installed for the new The shop will be under the man-! agement of two ladies, Edna Craft i'and E. M. Charrier who inform us j they plan to carry a complete stock of ladies apparel and accessories and have a good stock of dresses and sportswear on hand to show their patrons. The Director of the Division of Services for Crippled Children of the'Montana State Board of Health, Dr. Edythe Hershey, announces that spring clinics for crippled children 1 of Montana will be held as usual, j These clinics are held in order that every child with a crippling con dition may be discovered, diagnosed, and recommendations made for the treatment and correction of the con dition- Every child who reports 1 to the clinic is followed up through the Public Health Nursing Service to ascertain whether the child is under whether the ! s * <y T, e ' Crippled Childrens Clinic April 8 parents u l ' si ' n,akc oPPboation for assist on< e through |he Division of Ser V , IC( ' S fo1 Cnpplcd Children in order recommended care may be pro ; vided. '! he runic in Kalispell will he Iu; Id April 8, at the Kalispell Gen , f - ral . Hwuptal and will be for those ' r f £1 f lr ? g ,n ^ lathead - North one-häi l f , Lake dnd Lincoln counties. Arrangements for these clinics are bcing made th ^ ough s tbe ^hopcdic R U ' ' ng consultant, Miss Sarah N. B Tr eS ' 'n u fooperation with local P . ub , 1C bcdll f n nurses and the De paitmcnt of Public \/clfaie. Any persons under twenty-one years of age having a physical handicap resulting from a crippling condition, are eligible for examina tion. The natient mav be referred throueh the familv nhvsician who "Ft" %!?'i ' hC f at i cnt for c f c Sipple°d Än It L"siance'°.s pre-lneeded in order for the patient to receive care. If the patient has not been examined by a physician, he may he referred through a public health nurse of the Department of Public Welfare._ ■ Diagnostic services are made (available for any patient, but only th , . n ed ng financial assistance a e accepted for care by the Div : n of .Services for CripoU d Child n. Appointme nt lor examination !d he- re quest. I /nr„. dii-ely . . a . nTT,c H i publie health nurse ' : Department of Public Wei !.. There will be a representative of the Vocational Rehabilitation Bur eau present at each clmic for in terviews regarding vocational tram ing and other services of the bureau for those over sixteen years of age. The Libby School Board at its _ »» j 1 01 • ara 31 "■ meetmg Monday evening was ob ° de f. y a ^l lon . on ) tb ? reso_ ° ca * 3 ^ K)ar ^ election for pr °P° S * d gymnasium, It additional information h *, j St , °J c onstruction should he secured before callmg the special The estimated cost of the oroiert l ° th ° co —Uy was STOÂÎS i anticipated an additional sum of 1 $30,000 by federal grant It is dos sible that this i£t will nrtTls obtainable, which will make the toS cost about $100 000 Architects are being contacted in Portland, Spokane Missoula W Kalispell for cost Mtînates and soon as proper estimates are re ceived, the election is to be call3 It is understood the board plana t0 make the building available for pub i ic use on a «SldîSe anwu£ ment, \A/ # « à a WOmOfl S ClUD Met -r- I la , ,« I UGSuQV Mflrfn 1 7 ,VIU, ^ n t,. , ♦ ^ oman s Çlub of Libby held ltS Tuesday after 000 at Commu îîîî y rcom - <n » P r „°A ram . theme . was " We .ed 'em and 1 ? ardemn £ sub J ect ' . ..The meeting was opened with the iinino a iiS^ ed u »j f ■ All Through the Night, L ^*f. C ^ on [ e P° rt mg the S t °u tub e rcu losis sea! sale been* eivS wil? d al ^ ady b^^added" that'th ^ ew9 'timnfiTh,] „ J final total °* ÎJ, 7 0 °f„_ a " h average ot . f . 40 for every letter that was sent m,. s h p WovH . mm , pr Q few high lights of th^news fn ^iv ,ng her restas Internationa nfla' ti( f ns chairman Miss Ine^Ratllrfn who ba J /n serving as jJnS Work chairS announced that Delay Action On Bond Vote as now Mrs. Ned Joughin had returned she would resume that chairmanship. An interesting discussion on a subject was given by Mrs. Luvia Craven when she reviewed the article, "They Lie Where They ' Would Wish to Be," from the Read j er's Digest. The program chairman, Mrs. W. ) R- Littell announced that a play j lette entitled, "Over the Garden j Fence," would be presented. Char } acters were Mrs. Barkee, newly arrived from Detroit, who knew nothing about gardening and Mar garet (Mrs. H. P. Weydemeyer); : Gene (Mrs. Harold Thomson) and JaneC(Mrs. W. R. Littell) who were enthusiastic gardeners and knew all i about it, or thought they did. The i play was original and was written I by Mrs. Weydemeyer. The decora tive garden fence lined with tulips j >n full bloom was the work of Mrs. ! Ed Olson, also a member of the program committee, j Special music was furnished by Dicky, Judy and Dianne Riddle. Dicky played three piano I solos. then accompanied Dianne while she sang "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Judy sang a solo "Ain't You Glad You're You?" accompanied by Miss Inez Ratekin. The talent of these little folks afforded much pleasure to 4hc club. Many of the club members at tended the special program given that evening by the Junior Club It was exceptionally worth while. The Dramatic club gave a plavlette. a pantomine and a style show, all of which were very interesting and showed talent, A display of craft \vork was shown, which created much interest. At the close of the entertainment guests were invited to he refreshment table, which was ^ 0rat ^ Pat ' ■ • ,iu:s an(i nui|i '^ - ' COURT HERE MARCH* » LD E IIARCH 8 M os t 0 f the'court session held bv Judge Dean King on March 8 taken up Wlth preliminary probate matters / 1 J proDale The f 0 u owing divorces were granted: Evelyn Bakkcr from Jess £ akke , a Lois Dashiell from Sonlld F Dashiel1. Esther M^ Goff^ from pi oy d r GoR Ethel M Gosswiller A ' „ cjobswiuei ' J,ick Gosswiller. ' . Vtt "' ns Troy community SL a.S'îhc'?— I.V" smS to be held Saturday, March 23. Troy. The smoker is being held to welcome the opening of the new Veteran's Post No. 5514 of that place. A ve ry e lab o rate program has been planned which will include for fast baxing bouts, a basketball game between the Troy and Kalis pell vet teams, and as a grand finale to the affair there will be a dance starting at 11 p. m. which will last until daviigUt. __ - Glen Wycoff. manager of the Vet's club at Troy says that every thing is being done to make the affair a success, including the scat tering of dodgers by airplane to ad vertise the festivities over the en territory tire territory. was at He assures all woh He assures all who attend an enjoyable time.