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Western News
AND LIBBY TIMES
Published every Thursday at Libby,
ICont., by Western Montana Pub
lishing Company. Inc.
EnUjed at the postoffice at Libby,
Mont., as second-class matter.
.$2.50
. 1.50
Yes, we expect to vote for the
new Gymnasium and Auditorium,
We do not .have any children in the,
Libby schools, but we do believe
all of the children who attend
our schools are deserving of our
support.
We have not lived in Libby long
enough to feel free to tell folks how
they should vote, but we do feel we
have the right to tell them how we
will vote and why. We feel that the
town needs the improvement now.
and as the years go by, will need
it more and more.
The schools need the improved
facilities 0 for maw purges set
forth n recent SffiTes to 8S news
Da D er The communit? nods the
accommodations for public gather
fngs and inorderto grow and pros
mfasH s'hould every citv needs to
keeJ constonüv improvingas fi
nances permit. Good public build
«reatlv' 'to the^Doeaf of'an'y ^ity ^ 1
greatly to the appeal of an> city. :
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The Genesis story of creation is
told in 797 words. The Ten Com
mandments are given in 297 words.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was
given in 266 words. The OPA
changes the price of cabbage and
takes 2,500 words!
Now is the time when Sweet
"William bears pistils, the Pussy
Willow steals through the valleys,
and Daisies won't tell: the dog tooth
is found on the violet plant;
dandelion time and occasionally the ;
' bulrush's out—but the tick in the
bills, adds most to our ills! i
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The summer months will bring'be
out many more motorists engaged in
pleasure driving — and also many
more pedestrians to take advantage'
of the good weather for hikes and
strolls. The National Conservation
Bureau warns that approximately j
two-thirds of the pedestrians killed
by cars in 1944 were either violating
a traffic law or committing some,
other unsafe act.
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Eureka Drive Along
River Delightful;
Speed Work on No. 37
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Charles D. Rowe
Spring, so they say, Is the time
when the town dweller likes to get
out on the highway and breathe
plenty of gasoline fumes.
As yet we are not so bothered
here in this corner of Montana. The
person who joyfully succumbs to
the irresistible urge to get out and
ehjoy the glorious beauties all
around him can also enjoy a great
abundance of pure air and sunshine,
We succumbed to such an urge
last Sunday afternoon and chose to
point the old car over one of our
favorite drives, that along the Koo
tenai river between Libby and Eu
reka. Sunday we drove as far as
Big creek and found the drive as
marvelously beautiful as ever. Leaf,
trees and bushes were just putting
on their new gowns of tender green
leaves for the coming season; the
tamaracks were stately and beauti
ful in their new, light green foliage;
the darker green of pine and cedar
added a delightful contrast in
nature's color scheme; certain road
side bushes and trees were balls of
white with a mass of blossoms: the
majestic Kootenai flowed grandly
|along at ones side, and m the 9 1S '
tance mountain peaks still carried
their glistening mantle of the win
ters snow. A few startled deer
hounded away as our car sped along.
Ordinary little creeks were raging
* orren * fed by the spring run-off
f r om the mountains. Birds flitted
throu S h the forest or paused long
enou ^ ?" V T Ch l °
P our fort ? delightful music for our
enjoyment. The highway was m ex
wîrK/Se^mln emploi
ed by the state t0 maintain il - All
in all the drive nrovided a few hours
of delight on an enjoyable Sunday,
afternoon.
There is no exaggeration in say-'
j ng t hi s drive over No. 37 between
Lioby, Warland. Rexford, Eureka
anc j Whitefish is one of the most
beautiful in the Northwest. When
this highway is finally converted in
to a modern, standard highway, it
will carry over it. a tremendous
tourist traffic. Its scenic beauty as
sures that. We understand No. 37
is the only highway left in this dis
on which money for new con_
struction can be spent, under Mon
tana highway law. That assures a
reasonably early finishing of this
popular road. Every effort should
exerted to get this section of
No. 37 completed at an early date.
It will prove an added attraction
to call tourists to this delightful
vacation land.
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What is the world coming to any
way? Old Mother Earth is in a
dreadful turmoil, turned topsy
turvy by quarrelsome mankind. And
because of this turmoil, some of our
cherished traditions are going over-1
The last of such jolts was caused
by an item in a recent daily news
paper. A certain lumberjack ap.
peared in court and sued his wife
for divorce because she got drunk
board.
and beat him up.
ye gods and little fishes! Think
of it! A lumberjack being beat up
by a woman! For many long years
a lumberjack has been to us an ev
ample of manly virility, with hard
muscles and hard fists, ready to
stand up to any man and fight it
out to a finish at the slightest pro
vocation.
it has been our good luck to
count a number of these old-time
timber workers as close friends.
There comes to mind such a man
down in central Oregon. Mike Mor
r i son had followed the woods all
h is life. He was a typical lumber
j ack and had helped log off the
magnificent timber crops in Wis-1
C onsin and Minnesota. Mike was
" a jj woo l and a yard wide." His
word was better than any written
bond. He was as honest as the
s hine and loyal to the last degree.
j reS pected and honored him. Many's
time I have listened to his stor
j es as h e chuckled and told of the
ear i y days when the men would
come off ; the spr jng drives and
( then play, carouse and fight in the
| towns T h en there were John Stan
j forth and Don McCoy, two other
Wisconsin-Minnesota jacks who used
j occasionally to come into my of-!
fice to vjsi ' t and te u 0 f t h e days in.
Mi nneso t a and of the tragic forest
fi t they had seen.
Thus it y was that we carre to think
of lumbe rjacks as a fearless breed
of the Paul Runyan type, he-ipen
ith hair on their chests and full of
pepper and vim. And now we read
£ f H £ ne of the m seeking a divorce
, beC ause his wife beat him up. Oh.
w ° 6 is , me! What iS the W ° rld COm '
j ing to ' _
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May has been set aside as a_na
j tion-wide Safety Month, aimed at
curbing our appalling toll of deaths
I and injuries—a situation that is fast •
becoming a national scandal.
I should like to reprint here
something good that I ran onto this
week in nay reading. It was in a
circular put out by the Northwest
Casualty Company. We quote.
"Does this Safety Month mean
something positive to you. Or have
you been content to think of salety
and accident prevention as somo
thing intangible something that
concerns only the other fellow,
"You wouldn t—you couldn t if
you have ever had to walk to a
door, ring a bell and_ say .Your
a hrimrinir him in now'
They re bringing turn in now ■ . .
if you have 7 « n s . to °d «, atc ^n| the
face of a friend who suddenly
rea ,? J h ui iLf y ££ v ir—'it wïï
arm may be j° st J? r ^ er ■ V lf ™ a „
ever yoqr ^ad lot to pick up
child from under the wheels of an
automo P, 11 , . .. ni „ tur _
moments P
vibrant health and joy!
a child that but a few
"We can dö something! You and
I and every citizen in our land, can
contribute a portion of his time and
energy to making our community
and oty: city a safer and happier
place in which to live!
"Remember, it isn't the magni
tude of your effort, or the form that
it takes, that counts. What counts
is that you do something—that you
contribution, however
Your fellow citizens are
make a
small!
counting on you!''
"Four-wheel brakes are useless
without fore-sighted drivers."
Following appears further cor
respondence received by A. J.
Agather, President of the Libby
Chamber of Commerce, regarding
the proposed Kootenai Dam pro
ject. The letter from Governor
Ford was dated March 1. 1946 and
the communication from State En.
Buck was dated March 6
gineer
The letters follow:
Dear Mr. Agather:
This will acknowledge receipt of
your favor of February 16, enclos
ing re-print of a newspaper article
which appeared in the Great Falls
Tribune, which came during my
absence from the office and will
account for the delay in answering
Personally, I do not feel we have
anything to worry about for many,
many years to come in connection
with the matters mentioned in the
article. It occurs to me that this is
Political
Announcements
For State Representative
I wish to announce my candidacy
for the office of State Representa
tive from Lincoln county, subject
to the will of the Republican vot
ers at the July Primaries. Your
support is solicited, and if elected
I will do my utmost to serve the
interests of the people.
ALLEN GOODGAME
For County Commissioner
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of County Commis
sioner from the Third Commission
er's district, subject to the will of
the Democratic Primary. Your sup
port is solicited and will be ap
preciated.
R. L. FAGAN
For State Representative
I wish to remind the people of
Lincoln County that I am a can
didate for nomination as State Rep*
resentative on the Republicar
ticket, subject to their approval al
the primary election on July 16.
1946. If you believe that I could
serve you and the interests of Lin
coln County well at the State Legis
lature, your support would be very
muv'h appreciated.
CHARLES D. ROWE
merely an engineer's dream. How
ever, I do think we should keep on
i the alert and be ready at all times
to protect our interests,
Your letter is being referred to
Mr. Fred E. Buck, State Engineer,
with the request that he provide
you with any information that he
has on the subject.
You may feel sure that the Gov
ernor will work with you and your
organisation to fully protect the in
terests of the State and its citizens.
Cordially yours,
SAM C. FORD
neighborhood, asking the purpose)
! of making surveys, drilling dam
Ï sites, etc. along the Kootenai River. |
We had no official knowledge in!
office of any kind concerning
! the work being done, and supposed
Î that it was a part of the Army
i Engineers' investigations to bring,
[ their so-called "308" report up to i
date, as ordered by Congress some
1 two years or so ago. While in Den
t ver last winter. I was informed that
1 the report on this particular pro
ject had beer* prepared, and was
promised a copy. This arrived in
my office just recently. In order
to advise the people in your neigh
borhood of what was going on, I
thought it was only proper to give
a digest of this report to the press,
We don't care to have another Flat
head Lake experience in the Koo
tenai Valley, and for that reason I
wanted your people to get what
information was available.
The report is strictly on geology
^ ^ engineering fea '
thing we should take too seriously.
In the first place, it has not been
aut horized by Congress and. so far
ag j knoWj Congress has never even
he ard of the project. If a bill should I
be introduced, authorizing the same.
we wiU learn about it immediately
and I will certainly advise the people
in r locality of such informa
t j on
Dear Mr. Agather;
Kootenai Project - Lincoln County
Your letter of Febr
dressed to Governor Ford, regard
ing the newspaper article proposing
a large dam in the Kootenai River,
has been referred to me for reply.
Last summer I received letters
from the good citizens in your;
16, ad
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STATE WATER CONSER
VATION BOARD
FRED E. BUCK
Chief Engineer
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Library sent through the courtesy
of Sen. Wheeler, which give the
Geological Survey's report on dam
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