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The Western News
Devoted to the Development of Libby and of Lincoln County
Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, Thursday, April 4, 1946
Number 46
Lincoln County
Over The Top
In Red Cross
Local Solicitation Is a
Success, Says Mrs. H. S.
Hepner, Co. Chairman
GIVE OVER $1000.00
The people of south Lincoln
county have responded so gener
ously to the 1946 Red Cross Fund
rive that the local-chapter is far
^.esday Sg Libby q and l' War?and
of the Fund Drive. Troy had agreed
Q^ aSSUm fu ° ne ' f0Urt *. °* tbe quota
7"° 4 1 ® 1 v f ntten \ a report
vf - lct J} 33 ? ot y et been
", 15 therefore evident
thf Mi C K Tr ° y r j P j rt u 15 m '
ta w "t be axceeded by sev
dollars. D , -,
wac f ° r i th fi *u
pntiroixy f/ 1 loca * ly , thlS year
ho k y by tetter and the response
mos t gratifying.
hn , e . response to the 1946
i r iX® 1ind i ca *" again u tj 1 * 1 the
American Red Cross is held in high
esteem-by the peop le of the nation.
5ÄL. w'Ä Wmg nr m i re
fr , om Washington, D. C., holds
™ Ch ° t { ' n î. er ^ st to everyone. It
Cr °f workers who
were killed in performance of duty
dU ^i?, g „y° # rId ^ ar H> and fd " ows: I
Seventy-four American Red Cross J
workers lost their lives overseas i
and 182 received military and cm-1
han decorations m the second World <
War, it was announced by Basil
O'Connor, National Chairman. The i
totals are calculated as of March i
•These Red Cross people died. '
not only in the service of their j
country, but in direct and unselfish .
service to the individual men of the |
American armed forces in every
war theater," said O'Connor. "The i
girl who—was killed by a bomb
at the Anzio Beachhead in Italy, i i
the field director killed by mortar |
fire in Manila, and the others who
died on foreign duty symbolize the!
ideal of the American Red Cross." |
O Connor disclosed that Red
'.Cross Bronze Medals would be aw- ! ,
arded posthumously to any work- ;
ers "who died in the service of the
American Red Cross during the ,
second World War as a result of
such service."
The highest military award ear- j R
ned by Red Cross personnel during
war was the Silver Star
gallantry in action." The
recipients were James P. Shaw,
West Haven, Conn., Richard
Day, Kirkwood. Mo., and John
Ramsey North Columbus, Miss.
The President's Medal for
was awarded to Harvey D. Gibson
American Red Cross commissioner
in the European Theater of opera
tion from 1942 to 1945, and to Stan
ton Griffis, who served similarly
in the Pacific Ocean Area from
September 1944 to July 1945.
for outstanding services, 15 PurphS
Hearts, two of them to women.
Foreign decorations have come
from Britain, Italian, Polish, and
Belgium governments, including
Italian Cross of Military Valor
Esther Richards, the first Ameri
can Red Cross woman to lose
life through enemy action. Eigh
teen civilian war relief workers
were awarded the Philippine Liber
ation Ribbon "to express the pro
found gratitude of the Filipino
people for their liberation from the
Japanese domination."
Celebrates 91st
Birthday March 30
dav anniversarv
i KS'in h S h ^ ed m
make/wr home wfth ar h„ a Xr
law Carl Halverson H
M ' r r HnT.ffhfnn éno ♦ tu a
fr1lnds fUl fl ° WerS fr ° m hCr many
fnends -
Dog licenses arc now due for the
« 1946,
Xe following is a report of the
Ä'edty'Z 2 e bby a Ranger k St aa
Mrs. Katherine Houghton last
Saturday celebrated her 91st birth
License fees for males and spayed
females $5.00, females $10.00.
License tags may be obtained
Treasurer. °' M0Unt ' dcpUty £%
Max. Min. Prec.
March 28
March 29
March 30
March 31
April 1 ...
April 2 ...
April 3 ...
The Western News had been
the Postoffice and on the streets
about three hours Thursday of
week when the phone rang. The
lady speaking was Mrs. Forrest De
Rosia, who had advertised a daven
port and chair in the current issue.
"Western News ads surely get
sults. The furniture I advertised
in this afternoon's paper has been
sold to a party who saw the ad
your paper," stated the advertiser,
The management appreciates such
friendly calls which substantiate
wn convictions regarding adver
tièipg in The Western News. Try
a classified. It will help you sell
it, buy it or find it as the case may
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Work on a new apartment house
I just north of Mill Row, is expected
to start within a couple of weeks,
acording to Walter Neils, of the J.
Neils Lumber Co. The new build
ing, which will accomodate seven'
or eight families, is being built to
company employees. Brink
man of Kalispell is being employed
as the architect.
To assist employees in their hous
ing problems, the company has also
bought the four Martin cabins
Montana Avenue south of U. S 2
Sawyers began working in the
woods Tuesday of last week. Last
Sunday the company power shovel
and gravel trucks were taken to
Warland to begin gravelling roads
the first of the week
Actual logging operations are
scheduled to begin as soon as roads
are passable, which if weather . c -
mains favorable, will probably be
next Monday y
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„, Llb by:—Kenneth G. Neils, Army;
testend J Runyan, Army; Maur-|
Dud „ y ' Army; Charles Shranak,
Xmy; Walter H. Dutton, Army;
Andrew L. Williams, Army.
Tr ? y XÎP h .P G> Haa tend, Navy;
r | nk , D - Tallmadge. Army.
„f' u i® ka: —Jerald D. Smith, Mar
K ^ lth , ^ R h lf tett, Navy. !
P ® xf ° rd Marvel, Arm». ;
, Charles H. Martin, Navy, Mod-1
™town. S. D.; Miles A. Privette, !
Army. Spokane, Wash.; Walter B.
! P me T s ' A 5 my ' Aberdeen, Mary- -
ai3d ' Joseph T. Frombach, Navy, !
% Pe P. n ' ' u ^ a 9î és Army. :
La Frar } k > W Va.; William J. An-1
der son. Navy, Fargo, R D.; Donald
Robots, Army, Sidney, Mont.; 1
dwin R- Coleman, Army, Priest
iver ' Id aho,
All J
three AllGIl vjOOüQQmC
M. AfinOUflCGS Für
Merit! ,:>,u 1 ur ^

Allen Goodgame announces this
! vveek in the columns of The West
! ern News for'the" offfee' of^rep reset
! tative to the state legislature fîom
| Lincoln county, suK to X
voters at the republican nrimarv
been acU^ in^nion wof' H? V haf
la pleasant personality and if hi
receives the nomination, will make
| his party a strong candidate.
the' This is the first political an
to nouncement for the 1946 campaign
to appear in the Western News
Sfofp Timknr R.'i4r
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Missoula— (U P)
RuYlelgé Parker haL annoIncpri
j bids would be opened April 5 and 6
on 12.300,000 board feet of state
[timber in Lincoln and Flathead
T ^ a special meeting of the Moose
Lodge Saturday. March 30, there
S n of 92 membV,l
inc , ludldg 4 delegations from Troy
I ^ Whlt efish.
^ Â e tor Sta wen P ÿ- 1
Lod g r n and The Troy h Lod L ge. by
After the initiation ceremony all
; and everyone reports a good
With The rpreintKic *. !
licSe list wS. Hamilton Ä
!, iCensc °' hcr ° f ^ Ä
1 expec^^quaïfybdurSnfSe^S
few months and become pilotl.
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MvinO Club HflC &
! / V - ,UU n aS D
■ LlCGHSed PÜofS
Lyle Finerock of Roman was a
visitor over the week end at the
Cl3y Parker home in Libby.
I g 31 * 16 season. In fact the shooting
its of black and brown bear is frowned
! u P° n by many sportsmen ex
1 ce P* during the fall months. Lin
! coln citizens should be conserva
tive in their harvesting of our game
land fish crops.
Black & Brown Bear
Season Opens 15th
"Black and brown bear may be
shot during 1946 from April 15
to November 15, inclusive," stated
deputy warden O. J. Nollar last
Monday evening. The warden had
just called Helena and confirmed
the dates.
Grizzly bear may not legally be
shot except during the regular big
Last Wednesday evening, the Roy
["aKNeighbor Lodge opened it's meet
(SHf ST* DePU ' y RiCh " d '
The lodge enjoyed a talk by
Deputy Richardson. Plans for county
camp were also discussed.
Several members had "Galloping
j Teas" which are being greatly en
joyed by the Neighbors.
The members then retired to the
basement to find the lunch tables
1 beautifully decorated with spring
flowers, and all enjoyed the lunch
served by Neighbors Olson, Rosen
, quist, Hanson, Urdahn and Par
' ker.
Last Friday evening the Mon-|
tana Study, under the direction of
Dr. Baker Brownell, gave a din
ner in the Student Union Building
on the campus of Montana State
1 University in Missoula for the study
group chairman and other leaders
from eight different towns in which
the Montana Study has sponsored
projects. Miss Inez Ratekin, Mrs.
Art Shelden, O, L. Gillespie from
Libby and Tom Costich of Eureka
attended as representatives of the
discussion group sponsored by the '
Lincoln County Free Library as a
cooperative effort with the Mon-;
tana Study. i
Howard C. Beresford, regional re- 1
creational representative of the fed
eral security agency from Denver, :
w a s the guest speaker and discussed
and answered questions on "RE-j
esford is one of the leading authori
ties- in the country on this topic :
and those attending expressed !
themselves as having gained some
good ideas. It is hoped that he
will come to Lincoln County the
latter part of May or the first of
Mont. Study Plans
Interesting Course
June to consult with interested per
j sons and organizations in Troy, Eur
eka and Libby on local problems.
President McCain of Montana
State University, Joseph Kinsey
Howard of Great Falls and several
faculty members of the University
were also guests beside the nearly
70 st udy group workers.
Because of the inspiration and
1 enthusiasm ?o be gaîS* fîomsha ™
in g experience, the representatives
p^sent decided to form an assoda
1 tion to keep the groups informed
». .Progreß 5TS ÄSl
^STto^he present time the dis
! cussion group at Libby which in
| dudes members from the Troy De
! velopment Association and the To
bacco Valley Improvement Associa
tion, has discussed sustained yield
and other related forest topics be
of the county's economic de
pendence upon forest products
These will be continued but other
community problems will be in
[eluded and the Montana Study's
"LIFE IN MONTANA," a ten weeks
course which includes community
analys te- is being planned for the
f^ dUp and any other int erested per
SOns -
1 -
Mrs Arle Thompson, Mrs. Ted
Kessel, Mrs. Dick Griffith and Miss
Gladys Shipstead were non-mem
ber guests at the Four L Study
Club which met last night at the
borne of Mrs Robert Riddle, with
Mrs. Karl Knudson as assisting
""'"group of Kas.ec poem,
thfbook ^'W.ntlr" wS"" was ^
viewed by Mrs. Eunice Rorvig
setting in central Montana.
(h A deheious lunch was served by
IwKtÎAÂ al the' home
of Mrs. Chris Ramlo with Miss
Mildred Buck as assisting hostess
- —K_n° biess -;
I_j_ II
M ° S P ,fal Installs
trolled humMffier ^ y
-Die first bTv innttU. .
be instiled arou^rf b t hL eVer »K°
"Thp mnrnK" « n ^ h ?'l th
fit to the commTinitï 6 8 BB * 1 bene '
in to me community.
Troy To Hove New
Activity Directory
Representatives of The Western
News met Saturday with the
agement of various Troy firms and
discussed plans for giving Troy
activity directory. The plan met
with a cordial welcome, and the
directory will appear, beginning in
a near future issue of The Western
Troy has a large number of or
ganizations, and the directory will
list them including their presidents
and secretaries. The meeting nights
will also be given. As in other
communities, the Troy calendar will
be supported by various business
firms who will receive good ad
vertising through this means as well
as rendering the community a ser
vice which will be appreciated.
It was impossible to make the
complete rounds last Saturday, but
the survey will be completed in the
near future.
It was difficult to get any sort of
statement from Fire Chief George
Wood or from L. J. Brown who is
in charge of ticket sales for the
Annual Firemen's Ball, except the
fact that tickets are still being sold
every day and the occasion promises
to be very successful in every wav
In case y you have notfighta
ticket for the affair, be sure to see
one of the firemen and help this
yery efficient and worthwhile or
ganization and also assure yourself
of a good time at the annual Fire
men's Ball Saturday, April 20
Tmnn holormfinn
I re go l^eiegQllOn
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* delegation from Trego, repres
?^ in i the Fortine Rlv ®r teca( of
y n '* n ' m l t Tuesday
' vnn the board of county commis- ,
d !ÎT t an i lin ? as , a 0 mi ÎV m t um
1946 i'i a
™ ad b 5 « raded and gravelled from
, n ?, ar Dl ^ ke y Lake to the
jfu 0 ? 11111 of j T r e8 ° 5_mi te road. Also j
at a . r ^ d be completed1 from the .
road to th e school- j
ous .!' a ? d that three-quarters of i
a P 1 " 6 of road be constructed I
fP d J ravelled running north from i
^ e . Y e S° schoolhouse to the point i
^ ntersectlon Wltb tbe . present
™ nnm B northwest from the
Trd f d St ° re -
After due consideration and dis- .
f" sslon Jt was agreed to complete I
be ,P ew J' oad fr om the present road
d , the Tr .^° schoojhouse, grading
and g rav elbng the same.
. Thdse pr 9f ent with the delega- !
îl° n rom Trego included Messrs.
Mempton, Oldenberg, Newton, Far-j
y ' ° ^It, Johnson, Hillicker, 1
ump and Fugle.
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T *
In one of the best tournaments
£ eld in Libby, Shew Bros, team
Ralj spcll won the team event
- ^ Kodtenai u VaI ,tey Bowhng Tour
? 4 1 whlch closcd last Su u da
lî nterest was good throughout
tourney and the bowling was done
S" - mh " ias,ic
The S f he „^ ,® ros é tc am rolled up
f C ? re °u f 2917 ' Second prize was
^ the L ' bby JU° t( £ s , tea
dir 9^ d,n .B the Kalispell
ggfegation with a 2899 score.
, edip & prttle of Libby gathered
lono 1 ^ Ith a score
i 298, . G . oble & Robertson, White-j
trailed ver y close with 1290.
Robe rtson of Whitefish took first
m tbe sin S le s. scoring 654, with
: se F° nd g° in B to McCully, Kalispell,
I Î V1 , a 641 score McCully also
! took th 9 A il Events prize with
score of 1952 ' _
The following men were forward
ed to Butte, Montana, Tuesday,
April 2, for the purpose of taking
their pre-induction physical ex
amination p ^ ex
Kenneth H Pomeroy and Fred
R March of ForW FHwarn f
' ScMuUen, James J McMullen èon;
aid G. Carpenter, Vincent Tfild
gley and Dennis E Miller of Fur
ita S Li^" ^ Han)ld F * Ham '
- -
Murdock EodOfSCS
LI LI« — « r>
Hungry HorSC Dam
A PP r fP r ' Q bOn
v r # n mm r< j
,u Kalls PeH— «1;»— . Endorsement of
the department of interior s request
f °r a $2,980,000 appropriation for
P-posod Hungry Horse dam was
"^area"" " '° Ur ' h ° Pr °'
the projcct , Murdock's wire
sa } d - , . ,
Multl Pte-P" r Pose Hungry Horse,
seems to ma . needs immediate
mit,atl o n , Wltb brilliant prospects of
successful national investment."
Last Monday evening the Libby
Fire Department was called to put
out a fire in a storeroom near the
Kootenai Laundry which is operat
ed by Earl Measner. A great deal
of damage was done to the building
before the fire fighters arrived
the scene but they were soon able
to get the blaze under control and
In appreciation for the depart
ment's efficient work, Louis Shikora
donated $5 to the firemen's. fund.
Mr. Shikora's garage containing his
car was near the building which
burned, but the fire was exting
uished before any damage was done
to his building.
Park Snowslide
Levels Forest
Glacier National Park, Belton,
I Mont, March 27.—(Special). — A
I terrific gale, created by a snowslide
I roarin g down the side of Boundary
I Mountain in Glacier National Park
i on M a rch g, lay low 100 acres of
! v ' r gin timber, Park Superintendent
] W ; Emmert reports. Trees two
fe et in diameter were snapped off
bke so many matches.
R was 8:45 in the evening. Park
Rangers Hugh W. Biichanan and
John c . Lindahl were at the
Upper Kintla Lake Snowshoe cabin
at the base of Boundary Mountain
f °r the night while on an elk
counting patrol. They had walked
the n * ne miles across frozen Kintla
lake that day, their third day on
a snowshoe patrol. ..
At the avalanche's first rumble,
the rangers dashed out of the cabin,'
Lindahl was wearing the sheepskin
slippers which he had carried with
him to comp iete his enjoyment of
an evening of solitude in a remote
mountain cabin. One was blown
off his foot and he was thrown to
the ground. He lay face down in
the snow as he was unablç to t
up because of the wind and a wall
Q f flyi n g snow an d debris.
Buchanan had reached the com
par ative safety of the lake but was
struck by two flying branches
The slide fell from the submit
of Boundary Mountain, which has
an elevation of 9200 feet to within
a f ew f eet of tbe cab j n at base
i4100 feet The rockv mass strad
'dies the Monta na-Brilfsh^Columbia
border of the Continental Divide
next m orninc deer were
gathering in the fallen forest to I
eed on ^ os<! in the tree th bran
ches of which had been too hLh
them until the ill wind came
|along._The Weeklv Inter lake
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f ° r f et J° v °te in the school
of dld 1'°" " y af }f 1 r _ d oon ' C n n
in , Rnv ' an h f e n d dr . e ' P
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y- Louise lîeD.m LK ^ t
the t 2 ' year ^
1 ^ 3ISe SU
year™ teachers ^will 'aUcT'he ,S
a , $ 5 P SS 0 SatUrday ' The SUm needed
Don't foreet to n ,
7] voted last year Many' times^thlt
number sho y s how their interest
tb j s ar
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L. Kyser, superintendent in charge
a of construction work on the big
Flo ^ er Greek dam being installed
a y riv e d M sünd a 1 v ihh"** C °"
spending the past winter in Chi
i ca f^' ....
I, Mr. Kyser, who is with the Mid
! | and Constructors, stated that haul
T 8 began yes terday. preparatory to
the actual resumption of the work
which wil1 be Pushed to full capa
city for early completion of the
i° b
\ The new reservoir will give Lib
by an abundant water supply, in
^ ^
i 5f?Sv"S5#?' ALKS ON
Grange was heard nm? KCr7 S hS(
FOdaf afternoon oTîh* (£.!£
as her suhicct :
rhMHri.n^> tht ri Fu * tUre Y( î dth i ar î d
Snt "fX f ed I particularly
! P om ts of education and health. _
The Grange Program is heard
; every Friday at 1:15 p. m. over
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RepubllCOIl Meeting !
Wed., April 10
The Republican Central Com
mittee for Lincoln County will hold
an organization meeting Wednesday,
April 10, at 8 p. m.. in the Court
room at the Courthouse.
AH republicans are urged to at
tend — P. V. Klinke, Vice Chairman.
Hi-Jinx Queen
Crowned Fri.
By Students
Popular Carnival Staged
Annually as Benefit to
School Activity Fund

Libby High School's Annual Car
nival on Friday, April 5, promises
to be the usual snappy, happy, gala
event of former years. Although
coming at a different time of the
year than formerly, the carnival
has the same appeal to all and
will provide the best of entertain
and gaiety for all patrons.
.. ™/^L ge aho _W» under the direc
* ,on °* Mr : Kee * bas a num
ber ° f acts , and stu nts that will
P rovide good entertainment and
lo te of amusement. A high-kicking
and fa ncy stepping chorus of de
pe ^f or ?"f rs sh °ws evidence of
V 16 hlt the show, and
^dbeseen by everyone to be
appreciated. And if you have never
f den the danc .Ç the Grecian Urn,
| he £ you reaI J y have something to
! 00k forward to. Die Limber Lass
m , her back bending performance
puts dn ago 9 d show. Then there
are , Dann g Doolittles, those
marvelous muscle men, to thrill
yob m their daring acrobatic act.
These are only a few of the crowd
gteasers that are in store for you.
Ringing, dancing and specialty num
bers round out a good stage show
^ you should n °t miss. One show
s ^ arts at 8:00 P - and the second
sh °^ be £ m6 at 9:18 P- m -
Then there are the boxing bouts
f A or u th °f e who like to see fisticuffs.
A j bat u le , 15 on the "b 641 " 16
and should be a source of many
teughs. The concessions in the
8ym delude many favorites such
35 tbe borse-race, fish pond, basket
bal1 th row, the African Dodger,
and others to test your skill and
to P rovide you with prizes,
The bi « h li8ht of the evening of
c 9 urse is th ® crowning of the Hi
Jinx Queen in the Junior High
Auditorium after which there will
be dancin 8 to conclude the festi
vit tes.
If you want to enjoy yourself
and help th e high school and jun
Ior hlgh sch ool activities don't miss
the Hi-Jinx on Friday,
D. F. Fewkes Files
For Re-election
. n F ,
_ f Pl * dd yesterday
f g t qlnat^' 0 ? l ° th f. offlde
Ink t n Lincoln
, ! . subjec T t , to the republican
voters at the July primary.
' F ^ w t ^ es served two terms
r ' representative to the legislature
^ 3p '
d| L m A A , the , un expired term
Powla nd as senator. A
P lo ng time businessman in Lincoln
is he°has fnie^andT 3 " h°h Ih** 0ffiCe
w t' ch the voters
ess return him.
a ;
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Buckingham
announce the engagement and
preaching marriage of Mrs. Buck
ingham's daughter,
Miss Yvonne
Hadwen of Spokane, to Mr. Stan
ley Lansing of Alameda, Calif.
The marriage is to take place
April 14 in Libby.
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Bowling League
Men's Monday Night League
League Standings Won Lost
Highlander .
Forest Service .
Miller's .
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Llb by Transfer .37.44
High individual game with handi
ca P- Soup" Shaurette.. 291.
High individual series with handi
ca P'. J u oh n Lovick, 741.
: H,gh team single game with
Men's U'ld nesda y Night League
League Standings
"earner. :
'T'w .
S,andard MO '° rS '
High individual series w.h handi
cap, Wm. Darsow, 751.
High single team game with han-
dicap S il ver Loaf 1149
High team series with handioan
gilvef W
^ *'*MSTu*
High individual
dicap R. Roberts, 756.
High team single game with han
dicap, Libby Motors, 1124
High team series with handicap,
Zonolite 3216. **
Won Lost
High individual game with handi
cap. Wm. Darsow, 292.

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