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AND LIBBY TIMES Published every Thursday at Libby, Mont., by Western Montana Pub- J lishing Company, Inc. Entered at the postoffice at Libby, Mont., as second-class matter. W. R. UTTELL, Editor and Manager OFFICIAL PAPER FOR LINCOLN COUNTY Dorothy Thompson has recently ; modern Subscription Rates: $2.50 One year Six months . 1,50 Mn stated we are now ma "Dark Ages" period. She lays the,stunt blame largely to the fact America has lost its faith, at least to a great. extent. She maintains the American | people and their representatives in | national and international affairs | have lost much of the Christian i ■faith which was responsible for the j founding of our country. In addition j to our loss of Christian faith, is ! added a lessening in our zeal for j the freedom of, and faith in man It does not require a very fertile imagination to see possibilities of a modern breakdown in civilization | which for vicious destructiveness | kind. could dwarf anything which hap pened during the Dark Ages follow ing the birth of Christendom. A reverting to those sterling qualities of honesty, faith and morality acteristic of the Puritan days and the early generation of the nation, is our only sure antidote for the troubles which threaten us. A price control which allows for-1 eign governments to come in and buy Insulation boards for $11 per thousand higher f.o.b. factory than the same company is allowed to sell the same material to U. S. citizens, is doing nothing to help American citizens in the present housing shortage. And lumbermen claim England Is getting the bulk of our hardwood flooring, for reasons similar to wall board. Well our government has been taking pretty good care of England for some years now—at the cost of American lives and mon ey. If the "boys in Washington" will only let us go. Libby is due for fine building boom and growth in population during the years just ahead. In addition to being the leading lumber products communi-1 ty in the stale, there is no legiti mate reason for the Libby country failing to become one of the £av ored Montana vacation spots. Situated in an alpine setting se cond to none, the section has the scenic drives, the fishing, hunting and pack-in possibilities, supported by an idea summer climate to make a vacation center with attractions for 'most everyone. out One of the community's standing assets for future develop ment is the local flying club. The forest service and the Libby Fly ing Club will assure the perpetua tion of good landing fields for the section; and in the days to come, flying facilities will contribute more and more to the economic, so cial and vacation development of our country. All possible encouragement should be given to our local flying club and the development in which it is nioneerinc P DOCTORS TO RECEIVE AWARDS APRIL 4 „ r ,, TT . .. . c . . The Congress of the Unit ■ ■ •_ by Public Law 112—79th Congress, approved by the President on July 2, 1945, has authorized an award ol ment to the uncompensate pei nel of the Selective Service System who have faithfully served more than two years. It is also provided that those who did not complete two years of uncompensated service with the Selective Service System and who entered on active duty with the armed forces are eligible to re ceive these awards. The awards are in the form of a certificate and medal and are given in the name of the Congress of the United States. During January of this year awards were presented to local board members, government appeal agents and members of the State Board of Appeal who had served two years up to and including Aug. 31. 1945. Plans are now being formula ted to hold a meeting in Helena on Thursday, April 4, 1946, at which time Governor Ford will present these awards to examining physi cians, dentists, members of Medical Advisory Boards and reemployment committeemen who have served two or more years up to November 30, 1945. They need not be serving at this time. Those eligible to receive these a wards from Lincoln county to whom invitations have been extended are Dr. Charles A. Martin, Dr. V. A. Hannigan. "BIG FOUR" MEETS AGAIN The spring vacation of the State University at Missoula, brought to gether once again the "Big Four." The big four, D. Adams, J. Rob erts, H. Newman and B. Baker Tiad an evening of reminiscing old times. The coming of Mr. Adams from Mis soula was necessary to fill the quota of 4he "Big Four." i'Twas a Night Qf f up Jolly Nonsense By Charles D. Rowe Instead of devoting this column this week to discussion of the Weighty matters of state and nation, I should like to use a part of the space, at least, to consideration of something much closer home. As I sat in Junior High Auditorium Friday evening and heartily en joyed the Stunt program sponsored by the Kootenai Valley Grange, a thought kept recurring to me—a gratifying and heart-warming ex perience. This was caused by reali zation of the fine, open-hearted spirit shown by the 15 prganiza tions that willingly agreed to aid the Grange by each presenting a and thereby helping to make the evening the decided success it was. Of course no one went expect ing to sec a budding Bernhardt or Barrymore bursting forth in some great theatrical performance. What was expected was a couple of hours of fun and nonsense and no one w-as disappointed. Smiles wreathed every face, laughter and vigorous applausa greeted every stunt. It used to be common practice for some of the citizens of our cities to look down with ridicule and an air of superiority on the people from the small towns, the people "from the sticks." Fortun ately that attitude is largely dis appearing. But despite that one time derision for the small-town resident, we should like to remind readers that life in a small but j progressive little city such as ours has many compensations. And not j i the least of those compensations i i was that which was so evident at the j stunt program. There was a warm, open-hearted fellowship, a com- j radery, a feeling that eveiyone be-1 ! longed to one big happy lamily, a j , feeling of belonging that* was tain '>' ver >' much worthwhile. We j ! doubt very much if that rich ex ; perience can ever come to the un fortunate city dweller. 1 Another fine response to the j Grange's effort was the remarkable "Standing room was at ; attendance. ...... a premium and it is said many who the,sought admittance were turned a ! way. In this connection it is not ; ou * °f place to remark that the Grange is a powerful force for good ! ' n our na tion. We believe that on most issues of national import it J speaks with wisdom. It is gratify ing to see the local chapter of that j great national organization taking, j an active and worthwhile part in | the life of the community. | j that the judges—and this writer was 'one 'of them- overlooked a bet. | ^ listing those entitled to honor aWe mention, the Girls Glee Club I a "d the Pep Band should have been I included. The girls sang two num Ibers very beautifully, singing with j harmony, sweetness and ability, p ep g anc j added greatly to J | In passing we should like to add i the program with their spirited music that was so ably rendered. The Kootenai Valley Grange should receive the thanks of the ! community for providing an even of enjoyment. j There's still hope for democracy, i It now appears that a communist has seen the error of his ways and has been converted to democracy When one witnesses the fanaticism of many avowed communists, one might conclude that holders of that faith are hopeless. But one of them has at last seen the light. While certain highly placed of ficials and scientists of Canada were selling out their government to the ! Russians, a citizen of Soviet Russia had a change of heart and disclosed to the Canadian government the traitorous work of the failthless Canadians. The converted com munist was Igor Gouzenko, 26-year old 0 ffj c i a i 0 f the Soviet embassy Canada H disclosed operations of the Sf)viet spy nctwork beC ause. as he Laid, he had become convinced that I Canadian democracy was better than the Russian way of life. Gouzenko said he had become im pressed by the rights of persons in Canada where a man is "actually master of his own life." In Rus sia, he added, "you are not master of your life; you are subject to regulations and it doesn't depend on A full College Course for you WITH EXPEHSES PAID Here's important news for young 18 and over (17 with par pH ents' consent). Under the (»1 rH Bill of Rights, if you enlist in the U. S. Army before October 6, 1946, for 3 years, upon your dis charge you will he entitled to 48 months of college, trade or busi ness school education. Tuition up to $300 per ordinary school year will he paid. And you will receive $6.3 monthly living al lowance—$90 if you are mar ried. Get the facts at your nearest U. S. Army Recruiting Station. men I i f rT tilt; d rj TO etc r f x r r ~r win im F- * m X POST OFFICE BUILDING, MISSOULA you where you want to go or where you want to work." People who criticized the govern menirhrRtissia^ "would be ^Irot," he said. Too bad some of our ardent be lievers in the great advantages of the communistic state couldn't see the light as Gouzenko has done. It sounds too good to be true. Joe Stalin, the Soviet dictator, says in an authorized Associated Press in terview he is convinced that neither the nations of the world nor their armies are seeking another War. He further affirms his conviction in the United Nations Organiza tion as a "serious instrument" for preserving world peace. Further along in the interview Stalin spoke vigorously against war-mongers and those stirring up discord and sus picion among nations. The question at once presents itself: Is he sincere? Does he mean what his words imply? Or is he speaking with tongue in cheek? Time alone will tell. Acts speak louder than words, Monday's newspapers reported that Red army troops were pulling out of troubled spots in Iran. Check up round one for the United Nat Let's watch Organization. ions carefully how round two develops. Says Doherty in his Missoula Countv Times. Dear Folks: Parents never cease wondering at the mixture of traits in their young sters—good and bad, generous and miserly, lazy and energetic, never knows what to expect. There One that smack of 'imps. No one can say which trait will be evident at a given time, It is not uncommon for the mother to declare that the youngster takes j after the father—on occasions that (are not too complimentary. Dad 1 occasionally takes a good look at i one of the "brats and is sure that the wiles of the mother are evi Most parents reason that an adult mind should be superior to that of a youngster: that the father and mother should be able to foresee the possible reaction under a given condition. tends to prove that reason is not always dependable; that a mother's instinct may prove the better. Children are a queer lot. They nr3 unknown quantities. They can be a great comfort and a great sor row all in the space of about half a minute. However, in the final reckoning they clear the hurdles and establish themselves as another generation of fine American citi are traits that smack of the father; | traits that smack of the mother; traits that smack of angels; traits i However, experience zens of the greatest nation on the face of the globe. NOTICE OF HEARING A resolution declaring an emer gency to exist, requiring an appro priation in the amount of $1000.00 for the continued repair and main tenance of the city streets for the balance of the fiscal year ^'11 be held at the city hall on April 2, 1946 at 8:00 P. M., at which time any taxpayer may appear and be heard for or against the pxpendi ture of such money for this emer gency. Resolution WHEREAS there has existed in the City of Libby during the winter months of 1945 and 1946 an un usual fall of snow, an excessive amount of moisture, and severity of climatic conditions which necessi tated the expenditure of all funds appropriated for street maintenance in excess of the budget estimate; and WHEREAS the shortage of funds for further street maintenance could not have reasonably been foreseen at the time of making the budget for said purpose. NOW THEREFORE be it resolved by the city council of the City of Libby in a meeting held March 5, 1946, hereby declares that an emer gency exists in the street fund and that an estimated amount of $1000. 00- is required from the general fund to meet such emergency. Further that a public: hearing will be held thereon at the City Hall April 2, 1946 at 8:00 P. M. at which any taxpayer may appear and be heard for or against the expendi ture of This money for such emer gency. By order of the Mayor and City Council of The City of Libby. PAUL K. CHURCH City Clerk. on (It. M-28). tj i . __ ... , Helena, March 22—Missoula, Bil hngs, Great Falls, and Lewistown have been named as host cities for a series of District Federal Finance Conferences m mid-April, it was announced today by the sponsors, the chambers of commerce of those cities. Montanans, Incorporated, and the Montana Taxpayers Associa tion. Butte is also listed as a host city DIST. FEDERAL FINANCE MEETING IN APRIL Persons interested, living in com munities within the radius of the host cities are urged to attend the conferences, at which outstanding state and national leaders will dis cuss live Federal issues. Subjects to be considered include control of the national debt, balance of the Federal budget, demobilization i ( ! 1 j j ! 'j TIME FOR „a tat t i i 9 9 f B £9110 I I :( I 0 i ! e f? w l > 4«. , » A *A - u '1 % - ! L o fer . ** ».>■ x« IX ' <& i UP! PAINT UP! CLEAN FRESH STOCK WILLIAMS SHERWIN PAINT and s KEMTON IN NEW SPRING COLORS Use Our Style Color Guide For Home Decorating Ideas Jaqueth (r Charnholm « li A / ■V- , . Lue* I I I I i we \W/i MCO ■ I / J March 29 - 30 FACIAL TISSUE 27C RIPE OLIVES Standard 25c - Extra Large 33c Dovalettes, Large COMFORT TISSUE Best of Quality, 4 Rolls 37c 35c COFFEE Del Monte, New Pack, Lb 16c BANANAS EAGLE BRAND MILK 22c Per Pound Limit One To Customer, Tin Meat Department Values lb. 39c II Pork Shldr. Roasts lb. 35c lb. 36c K Fat Hens FRESH SHRIMP Pork Chops Pork Steak lb. 39c OYSTERS FISH BOLYARD'S GROCERY and MARKET Q « a« — Urn I It Pays To Compare Phone 105 ^ Free , Delivery A hp p 700D FINCH QUALITY AT iOWEF. TRICES PRO.'! COAST TO rout the Federal government, modifica tion of Social Security, Federal aids, the housing shortage, subsidies and price controls, and equality of taxa tiofl other questions which may have assumed importance by the time the conferences will be dis cussed. Plans for the conferences will be announced by the host cities. Dates set are Missoula, April 15, Butte, April 16, Great Fall*, April 17, Lewistown, April 18 and Billings, April 19. Two sessions per day planned, one at 2 PM, the other a dinner meeting at 6:30 PM. | a are Total time lost by American work ers because of accidents on and off the job last year amounted to 415,000,000 man-days, equivalent to shutdown of plants with nearly of M00,000 workers. ROYAL NEIGHBOR SEWING CIRCLE MET WEDNESDAY Last W edne sday evening the Roy al Neighbor Sewing Circle met at Neighbor Thorn's home. Plans lor entertaining our husbands to a din ner were discussed. Various com mittees were appointed for this pur pose. After the business meeting a very enjoyable entertainment was given by Neighbors Beasley, Lamori and Wilson. Much fun was had at the "Fish Pond." Afterwards a delightful pot-luck lunch was served. The next meet ing will be held April 3 at the home of Neighbor West._ From V-J Day to the end of 1945, traffic deaths rose 36 per cent over 1944 the National Safety Council reports.