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or,Vl '» l ibrary The Westeen Devoted to the Development of Libby and of Lincoln County Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, Thursday, May 30, 1946 X r VOLUME XLVI ■ Number 2 been supervisor of the Kootenai National Forest with headquarters at Libby, Montana, and his present position will be filled by William 'G. Guernsey. Guernsey has been assistant chief, in the division of timber manage-. ment since his return from war ser vice last November. Prior to his military furlough he served with the Forest Service as associate for Karl A. Klehm To Transfer Karl A. Klehm is appointed sup ervisor of the Coeur d'Alene Nation al Forest to fill the vacancy left by C. C. Strong who transfers to the regional office of the Forest Service, Missoula, Mkmtana, as chief of the division of state and pri vate forestry, Regional Forester P. D. Hanson announces. Klehm has ester and assistant supervisor the Coeur d'Alene, Nezperce Beaverhead National Forests. He a graduate of the University Idaho, in 1929, with a degree in for estry. and before being employed the Forest Service was an associate forester with the Bureau of Plant Industry with headquarters at Spo kane, Wash. He entered the war a volunteer in April 1941 as a leiu tenant (jg) USNR line officer communications. After more than 4 years' naval duty, during which time he advanced to the position of commander USNR, he was d.s charged in November. 1945. He was at Pearl Harbor when it was attack-j ■ ed by the Japanese. Karl A. Klehm who has been for est supervisor on the Kootenai National Forest during the past ten years, will transfer shortly as forest supervisor of the Coeur d'Alene Nat ional Forest with headquarters at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Mr. Klehm started working as scaler on the Coeur d'Alene Forest in 1917; was promoted to Forest Ranger on the Kootenai in 1920, with headquarters at Warland. In 1923 he spent some time on the Carson National Forest in New Mexico, and was later as signed as Lumberman on the Koo tenai. In 1928 he was transferred; to the Kaniksu National Forest with headquarters at Newport. He was in charge of timber management and lands during this assignment. In 1936 he was promoted and trans ferred to the Kootenai as Forest Suoervisor . Mr. Klehm has been very active in civic affairs while in Libby. He has been a member of the Lions Club and served on the board of directors. He was also very active in the Chamber of Commerce and served as nresident for two terms He has taken a keen interest in th?development of Lincoln County and the stability of its various com munities. He and his family have made a host of friends in the com i i munity and will be greatly missed. Highlander M iller SÄ Libb * Final Standings Of Bowling Teams si Following are the final standings of the various bowling teams that have taken part in the past season's playing. The teams finished in the order listed: Monday night: t. 1. 2 . 3. 4. Wednesday night* .V. F. W. Libby Creamery .Silver Loaf Standard Motors 1. 2 . 3. 4. Friday night: .Libby Motors .Universal Zonolite Kootenai Mercantile J. Neils Lumber Co. Women's League - Thursday: 1. 2 . 3. 4. .Hi-Power .V. F. W. .Caboose Model (J & I Cafe) A very successful season was re ported with interest high and many of the contests very close. 1. 2 . 3. 4. Wild Animal Show In Libby June 15 The C. R. Montgomery Wild Ani mal Show will be in Libby Satur day, Jüne 15. The advance agent for this circus states that they have one of the largest collections of wild animals on the road and that thçy present a show that is well worth seeing. As an incentive and aid for the children, the management of the cir cus is offering to all children an admission charge of 35c for the af ternoon performance only, if they will present the coupon in the ad on another page of this issue. An ad on another page announ ces the show. ROD AND GUN CLUB TO MEET JUNE 18 At the meeting of the Rod and Gun Club held Friday, May 24, it was decided that the next meeting will be held June 18, probably at the State Fish Hatchery, will be a Dutch lunch. Further details will be announced later. There Walt Anderson has returned from a two weeks trip to Seattle, Port land and other coast points. h, for many years, passed away at his home in Portland, Sunday, May 26 at the age of 53 years, eleven montha. - ■ Funeral services were held yester day here in Libby at the Gompf Funeral home. The Christian Science Service was used with Mrs. Sher man Noel as Reader. Mrs. Oliver Phillips, accompanied by Mrs. Ira Miller, sang "Oh, Dreamer, Leave Thy Dream for Joyful Waking" and "The Stranger of Gallilee." Pall bearers were James Harris, Harold j Miller, Sherman Noel, Frank Baney D. O. Mount and W. E. Dexter. ' Interment was made in the Libby cemetery. Present for the funeral service were Mrs. Gay and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Williams. Mrs. Williams is the daughter of Mr. Gay. There are also two grandchildren survi ving. Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Gay came from Portland. M, F. GAY PASSES AT PORTLAND, MAY 26 on , , . and, III* j is: I IF* WW irriAF 1 TA of I# I f f |\( |f,| III ^ ■V» IV/ by f\if u I I |rf|/Af> ; I II JMI I I II I If MV VSK/V/I I V/I I IVVS«/ as # Dr Frank Bradlev WLsnpr . in has been serving hi^couSin the y s Na as B a Lie u ten y t c tbe : m d announces that he off.ces for the practfce Ô ; m P edlcine in Libb f e p h i s -1_ )(Fire i w ^ -v / Wm ! '" ÊÊÊSÊSfÊm itr 'j*« ' ^ ; ■ sj jfe 1 JlmÊ . J9HB j \ ' W . ."Ä,* | ja ^ J , j A , mß' ' TBTTf ^WI - f Dr FVank B. Wlsner to Open Offices Here ~t ranro infrt - u«? Nl Ï Dr - Wisner had _b^^Practicing -at Ludlow. Dr. Wisner is a native of Boze man ' Mont., and is the grandson of °" i e ps ° f fo th p e n / # ! r rSt th EpiS t CopaI ™ sslon - cestors 1 dat?^ ïaek*»/ 3D ' Lr r° Revolutionary . f u y „- K „„2 1 *i,* ai ". 1 „Y 1S P rom }' tpnd _ d „,kT : u a a e n n H ded J h ® r ?°^^ an pubh ® scbool h , t . g ' F a îf d .^ rona . fhe high c g * , e a n Ua hp H t3t 1 c°[ eg frrJ Jj 3l ? ac ^ d i Cal . S ch001 The n* C ♦ he was graduated. in the "„iti j (j ** been prominent f r , le , d vf nd c °usidered nr wi 0 5fiffti erS m ^ ontana Dr. Wisner s offices will be in the Ti tf) ,o P a ^ on d <;IinH a v p „ m ', and ^ ^The'people'oMhe'communify wel come the doctor to Libby cfnd hope he has a very successful practice here. sons Peter C. Huchaia In Sheriff's Race Peter C. Huchaia, resident of Montana 31 years and of Lincoln county the past 17, cast his lot to the will of the voters when he filed for nomination for Sheriff on the Democratic ticket last week, solicits your support at the primai y election in his announcement else where in this issue of the paper. Mr. Huchaia has been employed as power plant engineer for J. Neils Co., for the past 17 years. He built his home here, and with Mrs. Huch aia, reared five children of whom they are justly proud. His two have done their part in the last war, one being a returned veteran, was| awarded the Purple Heart in Ger many and the other is still in the service. It has been Mr. Huchala's policy all during his adult life to support any program which had to do with bettering the community whether socially, morally or otherwise. He is an industrious and level-headed citizen whose interests are where he owns his home, tegrity is a quality of character well recognized by acquaintances anr) if the voters are willing, Mr. Huchaia will serve the people of Lincoln county as conscientiously as he has served hi* family—fairly, ambitious ly an d whole-heartedly, KOOTENAI WATERS AT HIGH LEVEL Flood waters from melting snow have brought the water of the Koo tenai River to a high level as we go to press. Reports from Bonners Ferry are that they appealed to Army engineers for aid in stength ening the dikes there. As far as we have learned no damage had resulted in Lincoln County. He here His in Boy Scout Comporee Saturday-Sunday * Scouting activities were decidedly ° n th ? upswing in the Libby area Saturday and Sunday with a good attendance of scouts and scouters f rom Eureka, Troy and Libby tak J ng part m camping and scout con cam Pfire Court of Honor Sat £ i y ^if vei l ing A. P resided ov er by Paul Ch urch. District Chairman of Advancement, made awards to the JoUowmg scouts: Roger Switzer, ~ lbby ' Music merit badge; James Peltier - Robert Curtis, Robert Kom, Warren Hanson, Don Leonard, Gaius c . lark and James Slater all of Eur eka and Bob Polette of Libby, Sec 2 nd Class badge. J. R. Culver, bcoutmaster of the Eureka troop, pre ® en , ted two new troo P members Wltb tbeir Tenderfoot Scout badges, Gne of the highlights of the two day Camporee was a short talk by Robert Fitzsimmons who seved as a Regimental Scout in the British ; army under Lord Baden-Powell, ori ginator of the Boy Scout movemènt jn England from whence it Spread jto the United States in 1910. A y .' impromptu softball innin g s between Eureka (and Libby troops, with the Tray patrol divided between them, re j suited u * n an astronomical score for Jthe Libbyites which, however, was ' prett . y w ® ]1 , ev * net * J»P when the I sc ° u t contests were finished. Re-1 1 sult * ?, f the cont e s ts are summarized foll ° WS with winners listed in i order: „ Compass—Eureka, Troy, Libby; First Aid—Eureka, Troy, Eureka; Building—Libby, Eureka. Lib by; Peg Driving—Libby, Troy, Eur Signalling—Eureka, first with i Tr °y and Libby incomplete. The ^ our boys ^ rom Troy did remark we ^ ^ or number and (would have provided keen com Petition for the ofher troops if they had been represented with a * ew more boys. Rov. Shotwell conducted a church serv i ce I° r the scouts Sunday morn mg at 8:15. Leaders for the two day Camp oree were Paul Church, Advance ment Chairman. O. L. Gillespie. District Chairman: George Markin, Council Field Executive; A. C. Aus Un. District Committeeman; the Scoutmasters, Ivan Hodges, Troy; J R Culver, Eureka, and Rev. Clay U> n M - Shotwell. Libby; Life Scout, Robert Glowers and Robert Fitz Simmons. Scouts present from Eureka wra, Walter Chalcraft, Troop Commah-fi^ der; Patrol leaders James Peltier. Bob Korn, Don Leonard and Tom my Ambrose; Assistant Patrol Lead ers Bob Curtis, Warren Hanson and Gaius Clark, and Scouts Donald Barney Clifford Curtis Tommv Chalcraft. Frank Wefzel. Chas BroZ n ' James Slater, Timothy Peltier, Tommy Skelly and Vernon Stock ner. Scouts coming from Troy were î' Laffoon, u s Bryan McDougal and Herbert Coff man. Representatives of the Libby ' presen t were Bob Glowers. , e Jn Assistan t Scoutmaster; Roger , Switzer. Sr. Patrol Leader; Don Thomson, Bob Polette and Wayne Peterson. Patrol Leaders and Scouts Dale Thomson, Alan Sherman, Ern - est Engle. Bob Potter, Bob Conn and A en Krevmer the use of his fine camping area. SÄÄÄ WOMEN'S BOWLING TEAMS PICNIC AT KOOTENAI FALLS . The Libby Women's Bowling Lea gue teams brought the season to an enjoyable close last Thursday evening when they gathered for a picnic at Kootenai Falls. Many times during the season, competition was close but the Hi Power team held their own in first place most of the time, falling be hind one game only one week. The next week, they retaliated by win ning two games and capturing the coveted first place, retaining it un the Isst. The women are anticipating ano ther year of the sport next fall when new teams will be made up and compe tition will become kee n again. PRESBYTERIAN CHOIR HAD PICNIC AT RATEKIN' j CABIN ON LEIGH CREEK Twenty-two members and friends of the Presbyterian choir plus a baby and three dogs, took a jaunt last Sunday afternoon to the Rate kin cabin on Leigh Creek. One of Ernie Wood's school buses with Mil ton Slauson as driver and the Earle Switzer car were the means of trans portation. After partaking of an abundant meal the group had an amusing | time pitching horseshoes. A soft ball game with a home-made ball and bat made an exciting time be sides some sore muscles. Some more food and some interesting quiz contests completed the stay and the ride home was both humor ous and melodious. During the afternoon a gift was presented to Miss Ferne Gailbraith who has been a faithful member of the choir during the last two school years. Miss Gailbraith left Monday for her home in Lisbon, N. D., where she is to be married this c oming Sunday. _ Harry Karnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Karnes arrived home Tues day, receiving his discharge from the Army Air Forces last week. Local Club Joins State Garden Club • It was a real treat for Garden Club members and friends to go to the State Fish Hatchery Tues day afternoon and be entertained by Mrs. George Ripley as hostess with Mrs. Louis Oelrich assisting hostess. The well-kept grounds, with flow ers in lawn and rock garden, made a beautiful setting for the home where artistically arranged bou quels were admired by all those present. In response to roll call. stories were told of birds and in sects that are helpful to gardens. Mrs. Harry Chapman, project leader, reported on work on the i highway triangle. She showed an outline of planting already done I Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Orlo John son also did planting along the highway north of the river. Mrs. Shanholtzer, Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Wallace did roadside planting west of town. j Mrs. Harry Weydemeyer, presi dent of the club read an invitation to the local club to become a mem f*er of the State Garden Club and the invitation was accepted. An annual meeting will be held in Boze man, June 18 to 20. Committees were appointed for the flower show to be held Tues day afternoon, June 4. See the notice elsewhere ia this paper. Mrs. Ripley, entertainment chair man. had each one tell a fish story, To prevent the stories from being too big. each person was required to stand on one foot while she talk ed. ; Since bees are so important in gardening, Mrs. Harold Thomson and family are doing their bit along that line. Mrs. Thomson brought an instructive message in regard to bee culture. An interesting addition to the trip was the tour of the Hatchery, which Mrs. Ray Beebe conducted before lunch was served. . I-IBBY FLOWER GROWERS r ihhv r , P o. n r , llK • . "flower show" hlin T. «I * a fternoon Jn n p 4 v studio 3t 1 arker s A cordia i i nv it a tir.n i. p Vlm , j-j t0 all Ubbv flow!? tn hîî m-.L.,. ,u K y hnu , ,, f g ^°, wei ^ to be p succcss ' td y flowers a Emohasis on arranwm™t Ho sired—brine voi r Z f 1 c d f n ' sired Dring your own flowers in C £ ner . S «ineî^di^ni 0 ^ Tuesday ' * "J?* 1 * " raad -®M P ? dar .LTil k „^^l e _. . but hHnf 1 11 Sf „»hlîr mfv !^ at the P D L L L an _ d .5 n ?2 y the 2 1 ' * . PIa ?? will be made later for a faJ I ^ 1S fa ' when both vegetables 3nd fl°wers will be shown. TO PLANT FISH EVERY SATURDAY MORNING 1 George Ripley, of the state fish hatchery, wants the boys and girls, a R to know that he will plant fishlbe ,n the fishing pond south of Libby every Saturday morning as long as the stock lasts. B The fishing pond is sponsored by the Libby Rod and Gun Club and b Y Mr. Ripley each year for the Pleasure of all the kids of the com munity. T RDNDE HOME Ä Ä t «inde home i M . ThuJeday W3S ï2 ry attended. Visitors were Mrs. Pete Ramlo and son, Jay Martin, The program topic presented by Pas to r and Mrs. Hjortholm was, Lutheran World Action." , After the business meeting, a deli cious lunch was served by the hos- j tess, Mrs. John Minde. ■ T „ 1PBV „. DXII , C iwrnvrc nisenjoer uioLltAKut Fort Douglas' May 20:—2nd Lt. [ Harry W. Karnes, son of Mr. and j Mrs. M. R. Karnes, Libby, has been | processed for separation at the Fort j Douglas Separation Center. j His wife, the former Miss Norma Switzer, has been making her homeisponse at Libby. Lt. Karnes, who served 18 months : overseas with the Air Corps, is authorized to wear the European! h^ 631 ^ Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, andj 1 „ victory Ribbon. . A , He ^ received his commission in the ; Al X V or P s - August 4, 1944. 00^Prior to entenn® the Army Sept, j 29, i. ' ? ar 2,9 s , was em Pl° y ed asj Alrcraft Worker at Portland G re g° n - i j Merton M. Tiffany Seeks Nomination Merton M. Tiffany filed Monday I as a candidate for nomination to f e iK°^' CC County Commissioner . of the Eureka District on the Repub lican Ticket. j Mr. Tiffany is an old time resi- ) dent of the Eureka district and pledges an honest, upright and ener getic official if nominated and elected to the office he seeks. He is favor- ! ably known over the county in | general. In an interview with Mr. Tiffany j he informs a representative of this j paper that his friends need no fur ther introduction as to his qualifi cations to fill the office. His an nouncement appears elsewhere in this paper. j | t»« «, . group c, s „,t ba H enthusiasts present last Fri day evemr \g to endeavor to get the s ^. son under way as soon as pos f !X*! eams have . . pre ? s 9 d . * he ; r willm^ess to take E art * lea gue. They are L. J. Merchants team, Team, Jaquedi and team and the Lions a c*k~*..i 0 j. k • -i o A ff e s d rawn up and L ga ?* e 1S T schedul ®d to be Monday, June 3, the game 7 P- *n* • U * . too late and anyone wish enter a teai u should see Bill) Erickson or Jim Christie as soon aS P ° SSlble ' f* f t pv V . I Jr n nir-i iHIMIl/ | fill ■ III ta/UlV/l F I I V/Ul Ul I I . . . * *7 ! All a I L #11 I (lift SOFTBALL TO GET UNDER WAY JUNE 3 ex *41 |_ I ill II I .11 II I * • Members of the Libby Lions Club were fortunate to have a very in teresting program presented Mon da y evening at the Presbyterian Church following their regular din ner meeting. Lion Paul Church presented Joe Young. District Supervisor of the State Highway Department who spoke on the current safety pro gram. Among other very peril nent facts rellting to safe drivmg and safety. Mr. doling stated that accidents in the U. S. have increased at an alarming rate, the increase in the state of Montana amounting to 62 percent since VJ day. The highlight of the program was the showing of the film, "Teach Them to Drive" which showed the procedure and results which have oeen caused by the teaching of driving in the high schools of the nation. The teaching of driving in schools (proved to interest a great many present and according to Supt. O. L. Gillespie the schools here also are interested in such a program. We hope to hear more of tb >s in the future ' Mr. Young also stated that there was a serious need of legislation which would pr °mote a standard drivers license examination. Other guests present besides Capt. Youn S were Patrolman Bob Riddle and Police Chief Geo. Bryant and L eo Kyser. The coming District Lions Con vention at Watertown Lakes. Can was discussed and a large num ber of Lions expressed their desire to attend. The convention will bel June 20, 21 and 22. 1 .. ■■ "- ■ ■ ■■■ , p I Ji/ah/iaa/I KOy LlVetigOOd FlfpC F Of ^hpriff rllCS lOl JltClIll • | Roy Livengood of Eureka nounces in this issue that he a candidate for the office Sheriff on the Republican ticket. Mr. Livengood is a respected citizen! of Lincoln County, raising educating his family of five child ren in the county His youngest child was a member of the gradua ting class of Lincoln County High at Eureka this snrinp iand street and water commissioner lt~ SS'.ASrfr.TLSS X'fr'S who wîsh hiirf success mZ com?nc him success m the coming campaign. POPPY DAY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS The Auxiliary of Austin Reedy Post No. 97, American legion, ack ,'nowledges a very successful sale on jPoppy Day. The members extend [their thanks to the Miller Clothing [Store for use of their display win dow, to the Western News for ad vertisipg, to the Veterans for a most interesting group of articles brought from foreign lands and used to decorate the window and to the Public for their most generous re to this cause. Rm-sFORn PnsTPnvrs rKI " LINCOLN COUNTY Because of the transportation jam Howard c Beresford, Regional Ho crea jj on Representative of the Fed-!^ [eral Security Agency from Denver was no t ab j e t 0 v j s jt Lincoln County this week as he had planned. He bo p es ma k e the trip in late sum-! mer or ear jy f a u jf possible. ERIE-SW ANSON 0 Mr. and Mrs. James Swanson an nounce their marnage which took place February 21, 1946. Mrs. Swan [son is the former Jordis Erie and their home is in Eureka. LIBBY WINS FROM troy BY 17-3 SCORE The Libby VFW baseball team went to Troy last Sunday, beating Troy* in a practice game, 17-3. very good game, Fretze McNally, on the mound for -Libby, struck out' 15 and pitched a The Libby team will play Kalis pell next Sunday at Kalispell. Mrs. Karl Knutson left last Sun day afternoon for Spokane, where she took an airplane for Omaha, Neb. From there she will go to Falls City, Neb., for an extended visit with her mother. A note-worthy piece of construc tion adjacent to Libby that has been under way for a year was finished during the past week. It is the dam that has been built on upper Flower creek to provide a reservoir for the storing of water so as to augment the Libby supply during periods of low water. It lias been built by the Mountain States Power company. , . on , the dam was started w-out May 1 a year ago, with the Mldland Constructors of Chicago the 9° u nt 5 a ^ tors - It was practically fin !f b !, by last Christmas but a few ^ e . e "f ware required this spring to P * th a finishing touches to the proj ect ' e Kates to the dam were Flower Creek Dam finished ., recently closed, the reservoir was ruled and the water is now flowing ov £u "I e s P.iHway. , *• rh e dam is of concrete construe f' J*, 18 55 feet hi gh and extrada lrom bedrock to bedrock in a nar now m tRe FI °wer creek can y ? n u T „ reservoir covers an area ox about 21 acres and holds some w f? at over 200 acre feet of water «„", 5 f 0 ' II - w , ith the regular fl? wer f 9, re * ek ' Provides f n ^ at + source that would be ample ^ of i b ° ut doub le the size ° f an L a ^ by ' f sa,d E -J- Driear. local ° f the Mountain State, c 22P any -.. ine entire dam and reservoir is , with . a S-foot woven wire th ♦ and a 1 barbwire strand along ^Vpar~i P ' f P n ^9 se J' voir site was vlstfo r k aJI u tlm . ber and . every 01 ß ^ us b and vegetation be , e w ^ ter was turned into it. Haî- S W ^ S ,, done Ul ]der contract by tH ^ '- 0 ' lin son of Libby. During , * „„? gr . ess OI the work - Ir a Mil , oumy surveyor, was the in P A '° n en K lnee r for the company. A representative of the state fn««» f°L h fu re 9 ent,y visited and the pr °J ect and gave it g approval - states Manager ( .?j n n n ^!, nee /L * n charg f. of con " a ^ fo j; me contracting corn P a " y f ^ a ®. ^ Kyser. who came . . n the vvork f, nm New York to like year he came decid(ld to m^iî' * Ct t T that he seJnîedT nr \ h,S home , t He T. as secu . red a position as construc Zonollnf '"ïn», 1 T' th the Universal wm 1 -i° n j°m pa n y and X3i n, Â!î. h SJÏÏ ,e _ and family ber ® SfrtoS? n ° W that Scho ° l « p ®îîSi f th % yea T -uu „„ P ™ ba _» ly ./® ry few L»bby people are aware of the really important work that has been in progress at the dam site during the year. f ii* * 11 provldes an added .facility to our growing city and those who are interested are wel said an-1 come to drive up and see what will( have built of T* tOTI Z. 1(1010111011 and r T 3 1 lOT I rOOSUfOr i jr 3r i p 7 , na i , , , . to Thn wS?Ä add * his |t° lh e Western News list of con Countv on thp Rpm hL ° f * ?'"« = S ht^Sseha^e ^° m the Arr U y ! ast faI1 - servin ß four years m Wor]d War n gince his return he has been assistant in the treasurer's office and is quite familiar with the work of that of fice. | Tuesday noon showed a total of 2834 J registering up to that tirpe and there .has been quite a large number re | gister since. It is expected that the [total will reach 3,000 before the j books are closed. Mr. Earle, County Clerk and Re ®°. rd ® r says that those who have ai ÿ.j 0 do ma y register as late j as * n day n 'gbt. ! i we up there." name Registration Books Will Close Friday As the final hour for registering to vote in the coming election ap proaches, names are added to the list every hour. The count taken Bell Bros. Circus Will Show Here Bell Brothers Circus, a three-ring sho w. will show in Libby Friday June 2 1. There will be two per formâmes at 2:30 and 8 p. m. Watch ■ for advertising of this show. 1 ■ 1 - . . WEATHER REPORT The following is a report of the past week's weather as furnished by ! tbe Libby Ranger Station Max. Min. Free. May 23 j May 24 ; May 25 'May 26 May 27 i M a y 28 75. 42 ,00 82 33 ...00 .00 .84. .41. 81 .41 .01 * .47.02 .74. .64. .49. .00 May 29 .56.46--._00 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McComas of Palo Alto, Calif., announce the birth of a baby boy, May 28. The baby has been named Gavin Hough McComas. Mrs. McComas is the former Geraldine Hough.