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V A ^ a OQ. <<s oT' V it' ^ r Qs y \o, y ^ >s> The Western News Devoted to the Development of Libby and of Lincoln County . ' I ■' * Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, Thursday, May 2, 1946 N urn be ^50 VOLUME XLV Drury to Build Pole Plant . A new project which will give employment to approximately to 300 men when completed is now », _ y t Troy The project js a pole treating plan, to be con--I structed and operated by E. Drury & Sons of Troy , . • , . .. . The plant, which will be situated in the northwest part of the town on the banks of the Kootenai is designed by the -General Engin coring Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn. Walter W. Wolfe, mechani cal engineer representing the Min neapolis firm, is here supervising the construction and starting the plant. The work of laying out the area and preparing for the actual con struction is now under way. It expected construction will begin as tag 7X Thftength V'tïmï'fo'i treating cycle is from 6 to 8 hours on butt treatment. There will be two full length treating vats consis ting of one 40 feet in length and the other 75 feet. The capacity of the full length tanks is aproxi-1 mately 500 35 foot poles per treat ing cycle. The length of time in the full length treating cycle is 4 1 -2 hours. The plant will use creosote for butt treatment, requiring a capa city of 45,000 gallons on hand for treating operations. For the full length treatment a 5% solution of Pentachlorphenal will be used. A storage capacity of 75,000 gallons for this solution is required for treating operations. The handling of the treation solutions requires a pumping capacity of over 5,000 gal Ions per minute. The plant willlthe also be equipped with incising and peeling machines. The products of the new plant will be for sale to the general pole market. However it is expected that a large percentage will be for Rural Electrification projects in which will probably be within the next two or three weeks. The new plant will be set up for treatment „of. Western Red Cedar and Lodgepple Pine poleg. There will be four butt-treating vats with soon as materials can be obtained. the Northwest. HAVE YOU SECURED YOUR NEW FISHING LICENSE? a - Warden O J NolfaInitiation fishing licenses' The warded calk thp an»r,tm n eS 'f i he warden ca Western News ti thTtact that thSr 1945 hunting and fishing licences a matter of past hLtorV Beeinnfne with yesterday May 1 The new 1946 license is required Nollar has be gun checking licenses so nlav safe and do not embarrass yoErself the warden An added warning comes from Foreman RipW of the LTbby F?sh Hatchery, who^ays, "Tell the boys there is no legal fishing in School house Lake this year before May 19." May _ J. R. Kilpatrick, who has served many years as janitor at the court house, has resigned his position and purchased a residence at Ural, where bC Tiri anS "î ake bl . s f u tM r e home. Wiley Moody, a long-time resi de w u f v ^ by 18 janitor. Walt Katarzy and family have moved into the Kilpatrick residence at Fif th and Louisiana. The Western News enjoyed a pleasant call yesterday from Troy Morrow, the new owner of the Kootenai Pharmacy at Troy. Mr. Morrow is pleased with his new location, stating that he has returned to the scenes of his boy hood. Back in 1888, *his father, Ben Morrow came to Bonners Ferry, Two years later the Troy druggist and his sister joined their father, who became one of the original lo caters of Grouse Mountain mining district at Troy. He was also in terested at one time in an asbestos venture on Rainy Creek. Morrow remarked that when he first came into the Troy country it was with a pack train. The train swam the river and the men crossed on a raft. The Yaak country has always been and still is a favor ite fishing spot for the druggist. In 1901 he entered school in Seattle and alter eradualing w» employed in various drug stores in Montana and Washington until betas went to Alaska where for many | years he was either employed or in nnrf fnrTpvTal vTVLc'Lwo Me Time at Poenr y dTtenf ♦TTn hTv SftTT.o- ' u Wishing to go DacR into business, he consul ers mmseli fortunate in being able to secure a drug store which is just iTtec* TvT She v! m ® country which ;5v. e ^ ne », W1SheS 4 '°.. llve —Mrs. "1® .r~ a wnere tie spent his early youin KILPATRICK RESIGNS AT COURT HOUSE Druggist Returns To Boyhood Scenes PARTLOW HAS AMATEUR SHORTWAVE STATION Have you hear a familiar voice speaking over shortwave recently? Since 1923 Walter E. Partlow made radio his hobby and has ned and operated a shortwave ama teur station since 1935. Mr Part low was living in Great Falls when be began amateur broadcasting 250 which he continued until the war Put an end to such hobbies. Dur Jins the years before the war Walt i hag ta]ked tQ other amateufs alJ Qver the world. E. j For the past several weeks Mr Partlow has been operating his set ,]and renewing old "shortwave" ar ^aintances inpastyerrsLibbv 1 has had several amateur operators River,'but so far as the News reporter 1 knows. Mr. Partlow is the first lo cal "ham" operator to begin broad casting here since the war. The principal talk of the even ! PortS. Xt. executive for this regional district. Mr. Whidden gave an interesting discussion on the coming Scout ! financial drive, his remarks being both interesting and instructive. The club voted to give $20 toward the exnense of sending the district Lions male quartet from Missoula to the convention of Lions Inter national which is to be held in Phila delphia. Lion H. S. Hepner was presented with a Lions' key, a cita tion given to Lions who have brought two or more new members to Lionism. It was also determined to organize a softball team and j President Don Hargreaves has ap pointed Jim Christie and Bill Erick I son as a committee to handle the I organization work. The President aùo announced that next waste paper drive will be (held Sunday. May 12, at which time the club will make its final pickup throughout the town. Libby citi zens are requested to begin saving a11 paper suitable for the pickup. and it is hoped that a generous sup Piy wiU be collected May 12. The' next meeting will be held at Koo tenai Falls, where the annual clean up will be held May 13. The election of officers will also be held at this I meeting. i Lions fo Hold aper The Lions Club has added four new members to its ranks, the new men, Bill Nelson, L. W. Doxtater, Ross Hibbs and M. R. Knight were initiated at the meeting held Mon day evening in the Presbyterian Churh. last Monday evening Was ably handled by the initiation ii s j committee under the chairmanship ° f Lion Smithberger. Each of the j a *} d * dates prüVed h ' a courage un ' d f n l ^ now roar as loud ' °J the . oIde H r club members, E h e £ press , ed a to become j tbe . c ?J jb °j account or i ?he communitT 0 ^ U 15 d ° ing ^ the community. n ° q Markham * KabspeH. district j ^ W3S 3lS ° Pr6 ' i * 8 b - i \U m . 11 C'| Ä A i i iVlII iMG AfTlGnuGCi # Add canon Soon b ^ ^ . The following article was sent to j The Western News for publication, by the Troy Development Associa tion: j Officers of the Troy Development Association went to Kalispell, Wed nesday, May 1, to confer with Marshall Murrav attorney for the Association, relative to filing an j amended application with the Un j^ted States Forest Service, to es tabhsh a Sustained Yield Working Circle They report that the amended ap plication will be filed in the next few days, and that it will provide ! for an increase from ten to forty] Million feet of saw timber to bei fut and processed annually within ; tbe Troy Working Circle. This; ?P an ^ e w ? s . believed advisable by) tbe Association officers because of fact tha t the J. Neils Lumber Company has recently announced I F be expansion of its operation to} delude the cutting and processing i ; °* pcdes - I | J hp previous application submit-iJr., ted by the Association was based 1 on tbp premise that the cutting and 1 processing of poles within the Coun- 1 !* y would be left to sustain the Troy [Working Circle in conformance to ; pole operations in the County dur ing the last fifteen years. In view: ! °* the fact that the Neils Company Proposes increasing its business un- j I der the protection of the Sustained 1 yieid Program, the officers of the Association felt that the opportun- j ll y to expand timber operations : bf «ttdtdrt Ut. operators within the Troy Working Circle, well stage it a evident that an,, P le timber is available to both |coMmumties and it is only a ques BOWEN REPORTS REAL ESTATE SALES John F. Bowen reports the fol lowing real estate sales: Mrs. Paul Tondevold sold a dwelling on Min nesota Ave. to Howard R. Rolson; Jennie Breeden of Portland, Ore., sold property on Louisiana Ave. to John F. Bowen. A ..... . .. An ad in this lssue announces the £ ew management at The Grizzly Gaca 8 e * which beginning with May was taken over by Russell Baeth and A1 Peters - Both Baeth and Peters are exper ien ^ d garage men Baeth has been in the work for the past 10 years and peters also has had years of ex penence. The men have both been ! in Troy for several years. Mr. Baeth i made his home in the Libby-; . I Troy country for the past 23 years, and his partner has lived for years in this section. " ea d their announcement which appear s on another page. New Management Grizzly Garage 50 th Anniversary Great Success was pot-luck style, and there was a great abundance of food. At various times during the acti-' J"" f "7* basem ent, the Male Quartet from Whitworth College sang secular numbers. The music of this ouar tet was thorooehlv i thoroughly enjoyed by ' everyone - The Rev. Frank B. Hil bs of Kalispell, the Sunday School Missionary for Kalispell Presbvterv f or 28 vears Li v ' , ' ' 8 t greetings from , w Pe Presbytery and the ^Synod '^ Montana. . , Tbe Rev - Mr - Sh otwell read some , * be l p U cr s which were received trom some of the former ministers * be c burch. Mrs. Sam G. Rate kin . read f, wo letters which she had re ^, ei y? d Trom Mrs. A. C. Herbst Anderson. Mrs. H. !lV Redfield read a letter from Mrs. A hna Downing, Two of these lad F es * Mrs - Anderson and Mrs. Down in £* were two of the nine ladies Yf} 10 were the charter members of the church. Mrs. Walter Zollars reminisced of the years when she ]y as | r ? wi ?g U P and attended Sun«, day ^bool and Church in the oldilday cburch building which was located where Bolyard's store is now. A " ne time was had by all at the dinner u At the evening worship service the sanctuary was filled to The Fiftieth Anniversary bration Church evening. Shotwell, was the master of Gele of the First Presbyterian was climaxed on Friday The Rev. Clayton M. minister of the church. ceremonies at tbe Anniversary Dinner which be gan at 6:30. Each family brought a covered dish to the dinner it dinner as it A group of 24 young people and j a ^ults were admitted to member I ship in the church. Some came on | Confession of Faith, some by Re Affirmation of Faith, and some by letter of transfer from other chur ches. This group was Jerry and Jimmy Brmton Helen and Gather-1 î.^ e D Gbu rch, Wallace Talsma, John Arf^r!?' °' L M Gilles p i e a ^ Ard y ce Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Hepner and Ruth Hep S e \ Mr ' and :^ rs -. Donald Rice and £ r . ba j? a, ? d Virginia Rice, Mr. and Thf^ ar c« d n Barenz 'i., Mr ' and MrS Tpff u 1 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hood Mrs. Howard Rolson, and M n' Ç- Austin. t During the service the Male Quar-' tet fr ? m Whitworth College sang several sacred selections and added greatly to the service. The Rev. Frank B. Hillis offered the evening prayer. The sermort was delivered by the Rev. Russell J. Prentice of Kalispell, former minister of the church who told of several humor out events during his ministry here, but also stirred the souls of the large crowd present. As the church starts in on its Troy,second 50 years of service in the I community, it does so with new inspiration and vision which it re ceived during the Celebration j Est ended. - Juno Rnnnw VA/ ** ^ DQllCy Tr HIS Peer*»/ ~ CSSOy VrOniGSl 4T • The National Essay Contest spon sored by the VFW Auxiliary hac ended and the judges have chosen the winners. The iudees were Jessie Fagerberg Joseph Fennessv ' and W. R. Littell I The winners of the contest ate-i June Baney first nlace Mar^ i Hunter, second place Dolores Ann Oertel, third place with Bill Shawl and Marilyn Neils tvine 4th nlire for honorable mention P A pot-luck dinner will be held a t ; 6:30 P M in the Moose Hill Friday, May 3 to which all the eon testants and iudees are eordiaiiJ (invited. Awards wdll be nresented to the winners, the awards being given hy ty VFW P on t 15-18 -mri tbn Auxiliary tolihe VFW TtatatX ward of S8.00 win he aiv»„ r°i r,„, place, $5 00. second and »00 thrd The Essav written hv iTmo rJÔox, will be published in > the Western ficials for state elimination. At thl ^ Lme I wish to thank all those who cooperated with me in making this contest a success. Spec ial thanks to Mr. Gillespie and Mrs. Erickson of the school faculty and to the judges and also to the students themselves for entering the contest. AGNES PERSON, Chairman. .. , Libby Lions Club voted last Mon day night at the regular meeting fo sponsor a soft ball league mg the summer months. Bill Erick son and Jim Christie were named on a committee to assist in pro noting the league. ' meeting will be held at city hall Wednesday night, May at 0 P- m., to discuss the various j matters pertaining to the league a ™ everyone either interested entering a team or interested ! pla ymg is inivited to attend this | meeting. several groups and business ; nave stated their intention of at To Organize Libby Softball League tering teams and it is hoped that the league will prove of interest I throughout the summer. » men en / i \ L IL? ik V f I f -e sÜL-jÜ and MRS. ROGER KENSLER —----,_ _ I ihrnrinnc L.IUI U if U ilh U flû i kà~ %l C 7 /VlcGi /VlOy D - / • The Montana State Library As iodation will hold its annual two convention May 6th «nd 7th at Helena, Mont., with headquarters at the Placer Hotel. Miss Inez Ratekin, President of the Associa tion for the past year, will preside'on at the business sessions and Mrs. Mabel T. mm ■ 1 : - ■' t vJ t Jv r* ... ■V » h Scott ) and Rev. James A. White will pre 1 side at the dinner and two lunch eons. (Shorty) Irvin Shope, the Mon tana artist, and E. G. Toomey, a member of the Helena Public Lib-* rary Board will speak at the lunch eons and Dr. Carl F. Kraenzel, Sociologist from Montana State ; i College at Bozeman will give 'he feature address "THE LIBRARY AND DEMOCRACY IN ACTION" : at the dinner Monday evening, Bert Hansen, Field Work Associate of the Montana Study and Harry A. Norton, State Supervisor of Visual Education are guest speakers dur j ing the sessions besides reports and talks by outstanding librarians 0 f Montana. A film "NOT BY BOOKS ALONE" which pictures community service given by the Rochester Pub lie Library will be shown on Mon day morning. Social events include a tea given by the Helena Woman's Club at the Placer Hotel. Visits to seven libraries in Helena—Helena Pub j lie, Helena High School Montana State Historical Montana State I Law Fort Harrison Carroll Col lege, Masonic_will be arranged for those who care to go Also those wishing to see St Helena Cathed Sand the Stete ^Nurse^will have ; an ESortuEitv te do so y h . ' ^i^^° Ste * SSeS !°' ii Ù S n» Sy «i a ,T, i peasant event will be Mrs. Mabel, t T^ u ^ ldl: >org' Mrs. Webster,! Clarke and Kev. James n § ° f thC several 1 ra & In Hciena - r-* Ar ., . OffllTIP « U C wlllWIVIIa MnltP Arriscf U C nMC51 j • Approximately $1600 worth of beaver P eRs were seized by game department officers last Saturday, when Deputies Gene Sherman and °- J Nollar arrested Lawrence Con-lT!" nard. Eureka, for having illegal possession of 35 hides. Connard was arraigned Monday before Judge L. E. Tripp, Eureka, who assessed a fine of $200 and i cevoked hunting and fishing privi- , le 8 es 'or one year. Connard F was ! 8ivcn a 30-day sentence probation. EFFO RT OF w ' fÄt TT fr - 1 FOR THE PAST WEEK , mshed by the local Ranger Stationnas . Max. Mm. Prec.. April 24 .78.30.00 April 25 88.29.00 ( April 26 87.29.00 April 27 - No record April 28 - No record April 29 71.23.12 April 30 .56.23.02 May 1 . .67...22....00 - the 8 in in BURNING PERMITS REQUIRED Forest Supervisor K. A. Klehm wishes to remind all persons wish to burn slash or debris the Montana State Law requires a written burning permit for operation between the dates of 1 and September 30, both dates bj^dtotTtat "rangers ''o?' any Th« Deputy State Fire Warden, but most cases examination of the burn ing site must be made before per ls ?M ed : Thus it is well to make application a few davs prior to the date on which burn! ing is intended to allow^ time for the examination. District Ran gers are located at Sylvanite, Ant ! F,ats > Tr °y. Libby, Raven, War-1 land and Rexford Ranger Stations -!- * A f\ i f f" The 1946 Fire [Season Starts em | ployees suppressed two fires last I week. One, last Thursday after-1 noon started about noon on High-' wa X No. 2 south a short distance } above the Lion's Spring between .Raven Ranger Station and Happy's 'deb''T '° T Tt i ted frora a debris burning fire left unattended. When controlled it had s P read to about one half acre. The other fire started late Friday afternoon by a carelessly discarded cigarette near the mouth of Cripple Horse Creek at Warland. The past two weeks of warm windy weather has dried surface fuels (grass, twigs, etc.) to the point where fire will spread quite rapidly. The rains of Monday and Tuesday alleviated this danger for a while but with a few warm clear days these fuels will burn again. If behooves all of us to protect Lincoln County's principle resources —forests and wildlife by being ex tra-ordinarily cautious with fire during the forest fire season. ■ . ... ! OHO, t-UIiy* I-U5I TfOrCn Pofitrnc P/tmllu l\Cl 111115 TO raiTIliy • Many years ago Mrs. Louise Buck the happy possessor of a fine fgoM plated* hunting case lady's El gin watch. The watch carried her ! initial and name, L. Buck engraved the inside back cover. The years 1 passed by and Mrs. Buck, widowed was later married The Kootenai National Forest name became Pennock. ! Some 30 years ago Mrs. Pennock lost her fine Elgin watch and ithou « h she advertised in the home newspaper at Park Rapids. Minn., notbin ^ v T as e D ver heard of the miss ,ngw 5K\ Regretfully Mrs. Pen nock and her famil y g avp up watp h as gone forever. * he P"""* of Mra - s s °n.,the late Lewis Buck Libby which occurred last June, i b, s obituary was sent back to the "Ü fTh ^ ark i Rapids for Publication in the local newspaper, . ,. m eks m 3 i j° Bu S k j daughter, Miss Mildred received M . rs .'. Le /? G r° v er Park Rapids - statin ß tha * her fam dy , had found a L watch which they bad reason to believe may have u elo , n ged to some member of the Buck fa "? ,ly -, M *ss Buck, recalling I her grandmother s lost watch, wrote i desc r. lbin Ê the same, and last; 1 Monday after an absence of three decades * tb f l° s t watch returned u « ♦ J?. uck broi ^g bt tb ®, old watch* t0 Western News Office, and it p r oved to be one of the fine time RfTif 5 made during the early days ° f n he century > beautifully engraved, P Tfrl er « Ved * and . kee P m g perfect ÜT What interesting stories might tha i °l d ^ atch ^ elate could °. ne but understand its language as it con Lnues busily ticking off the seconds, minutes and hours in its round of faithfu l time-keeping! _ A SrOlif^ A^îÇIÇt' . . . l Ipfimnn Airnnrf C * Last Thursday afternoon and (evening was annual cleanup day at the local airoort Members of the TT- ! A T T embers of , th f f ying Club Marked and remarked l be landing strip and made other improvements to the field. The real c i eanU n job reallv eot under wiv g ? T Ï " ,bcn tbe Air Sou ts showed up af ter school. No boulder proved too large or stump too heavy for the Scouts to handle and in a short time a great improvement was made n apDcarancos of the grounds i : „Jthé hangar^ .Î5 ffiTtrip whpn lh e work n. f,noh..a ,h P e P al1 °< »>« evening" entj' ioved when a bie feed with everv- ! thing from salad to ice cream was desired. A number of the Scouts were given their first ride in the air by some of the local pilots. The Libby Flying Club surely ap predates the fine turnout and good job which the Air Scouts did. They also wish to thank the Forest Ser vice for the new paint job given the markers which was completed last week. ' Quiz Regarding New Libby Gym I who) that this May Q—What is the size of the pro L"1 Tf ' bui,dln « in 38 pIanned at Present is 136 ft l° n S and 85 feet wide, Q—Of what material is it pro posed to construct the building' a di... ,, , , . A ~ Pla f now cal1 f °r the build i ng to be made of brick. No other ; ype _ of fireproof material t0 ^° any material saving, „ hc T e ..'j 5 . it proposed to lo Cate . . bui 'ding? - A—On the - space between the Central build |mg and the High School. seems Using a part of the space Montana ; Avenue between Lincoln Blvd. and j Eighth Street. , Q—What provision does the plan I of the building make for use as an j auditorium? - A—A large stage with j adequate dressing rooms' and stor , age facilities are included in the j plans. Seating space will probably be adequate enough to seat the lar I ßest crowd that will ever assemble T Llbby ' through the combined use ^«TndTtfc "playing'nXiJSt I Q—What provision does the pro I P° se d plan make for a basketball court ' A It provides the maxi ÇfÜ Q—How many spectators could be accommodated at a basketball game or other athletic events re ff ui nng use of the floor? - A—The pr°P«ied plan , w,n Provide seating '°r l 280 People, Q—What type of seating is plan n f d f °r games? - A—The seating as P lan ^ ed at p T es £ nt will be of fold ir ? g type, which are cheaper and a s ? provide that the space ordin arily ased b V bleachers will be a ' / auable for use in making two P* a y |n S courts for basketball or other games. This will make it pos S1 b* e f° r more groups in school and make use of tbe building for athletic purposes. ■ TT'™v y has it been deemed ad visable to combine the* features of a 2 a 'i dR ,°, ril ® a and a gymnasium in ? ne -M d mpossible to finance two buildings lu r ® e . en ° u 8 b to suitably provide these ^features, "jî -"ji rL. 6 -- I graqe ■ r P°J Ti . u ;.T 1 0 k^.i?«» 0 a° f^Vrarfo il S i, Kmv not ÏÏT* lil 'SlJP 1 fVXrVclr,« at prese nt, and have been for some as A—Because it is ad^uatel^rarp^r Haf ses 0 g nlv haff as aree as thev wrë S ? S on y lar g e as tbey ,? r ® schoo^departn^nï would°be mùfh more^ffSent with more room This building will provSe more room fo U r 'high school the, Q —Is it true that the Central Building cannot be satisfactorily Pen-Seated and that money should be of, spent on it before any other build ^gs are planned? - A—Helting in th f s building has been adequatel? j taken care of by the installation of stokers. These stokers were never s properly adjusted until the fall of a the^current year, but since being of; ac jjusted they provide more heat ing capacity than is needed. Q_Wiiat are the possibilities for federal aid in buildings of this type? A—No one can accurately foresee what the government is going to do in a matter of this kind but it seems very reasonable to assume on the basis of information secured from those close to the scene that federal »„l a ' d wil1 not be available until the acu t e housing shortage has been alleviated to some extent. Should federal funds become available bonds will be issued only in an amount necessary to supplement the federal funds in providing the total amount needed, • Q—Will the proposed building be available for community use? - j A—School property is owned by the ; community. What the community desires in respect to the use of school buildings it can have. The present school administration, in eluding the board of trustees and tbe superintendent are highly in favor of the §chool being the cen ter of community activities. The addition of this building to the 1 school plant will make it possible for the community not only to use this building but also other parts Q f the plant with much less inter farence than under present con ditions. • Q—Who is eligible to vote at this election? - A-Only those people whose names appear on the lists prepared by the county clerk, ac cording to law, are eligible to vote, Q—Why must such a large num £u r , of those , ell ß lble . v , ot . e - " A ~ Tb c law provides that at least 40 ,o doalllied electors eltgtbe must vote at such an election. II h " ^■J'"'"' " 0t V °' e ' he ,SS " e does not carry. Q— How many people must vote CHILDREN'S CLINIC IS FRIDAY, MAY 3 , , , Friday, May 3, at one o clock in St. John's Lutheran Hospital is the clinic for vaccination against smallpox for pre-school and chil dren of all grades. Adults may receive vaccination at any time by appointment.