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s N NA 4 The Western News s * v JS & Devoted to the Development of Libby and of Lincoln County VOLUME XLVI Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, Thursday, August 15, 1946 Number 13 Highway calmes jumped to .7 ÄÄ Ät P&"uî Z oofhor in a head-on collision Pat getner in a ncaa on collision, rat rolman R. W. Riddle reported five man, in grave condition. Ralph E. (Bob) Roberts and two passengers, Thomas James Mont gomery and James Rogers, had left the Cedar Creek Club, and were speeding down the middle of the' highway eight and one-half miles west of Libby in a new 1946 Dodge sedan, Mr. Riddle said, when they met the Ford pick-up driven by Wayne Wooden. Mr. Wooden and his wife, Elaine, were on their wayj to Columbia Falls from Athol, Ida.. with a load of furniture, and met the Dodge, the accident occuring at, approximately 11;45 p. m. A motorist coming upon the scene rushed to Libby and notified Patrolman Riddle about a half hour after the accident happened, and at Mr. Riddle's request called a doctor and the ambulance. The dashboard was pinned a gainst the seat of the pick-up which had rolled over on its side. The door of the Ford had to be pried open in order to remove the oc cupants. Mr. Riddle began first aid which was completed by Dr. : F. B. Wisner. All were taken to the hospital in Libby. Libby Motors 1 and Jaqueth & Charnholm brought in the wreckage. Mr. and Mrs. Wooden, both 22, were married last May, and had recently purchased a Columbia ! Falls Furniture store. The Ford pick-up they were driving was ow-'cles, ned by P. T. Smithey of Athol. : Ralph Roberts, driver of the Dodge, is home on leave from the Marine Corps. Roberts was in the Iwo. Jima campaign where he earned the Purple Heart for wounds re ceived in action. Following is the casualty list and Car and Truck Hit Head-on Last Niqht Wayne Wooden, Athol, Ida., Sustains Severe Injuries In Crash ACCIDENT OCCURS WEST OF LIBBY ON 2 extent of injuries incurred, as re ported to the News office by Patrol man Riddle: Wayne Wooden, 22, Columbia Falls-Broken leg. fractured collar bone, bad lacerations about head, severe shock. Condition is very serious. Elaine Wooden, 22. Col umbia Falls—Abrasions, contusions. and severe shock Condition is not serious. Ralph E. Roberts, 20. Libby—Abrasions, contusions, shock and loss of several teeth. Condition not serious. Thomas James Mont gomery, Libby—Abrasions, contus ions and shock. Condition not ser-1 ious. James Rogers, 21, Libby— Abrasions, contusions and shock . Condition not serious. Th* TihJw Farm Wnman'c ri.,h A„îc 7 ^ af C Lloyd Maize ranch 8 A ter a « aôlinio, c aiLoc Voct.oa h , cu,Ln^ ÎS thi^rneïtine was called O ni Secretary-treasurer n Ruth Vander oeertiaiy ueasuiex, ' work fo ß r a the pas?year °Those hav w O nnrfV?t aftonrtanee were FHna Olrich Ruth Shelden and Ira Shan VwyU,r.'. The following officers for the im. lonuwiiig r . I, , 1 T rfV" wM Ä were six visitors Mable Vander - 1 wood, Nell Slauson and Julia Beebe gave very interesting reports on the Women's Vacation Camn which I they atS^ afklwanisZdïe Bitterroot Lake, July 24-26. The September meeting will be i at the Wm. Vanderwood home with Evelyn Burrell co-hostess A very valuable lesson in' art «eft Willie i given by Nell Slauson and Mable Vanderwood. Every member should plan to be present. I ings the music at Larsen's Inn will, bone Ph and e: EarL k Wi^ff 1 druiS 01 "" ■ See the ad on another page in this issue. FARM WOMAN'S CLUB MET AUGUST 7 LOCAL ORCHESTRA TO PLAY AT LARSEN'S INN Next Friday and Saturday even OFFICIAL DISCHARGES DURING PAST WEEK Libby—James Robert Rodgers, Navy, August 2; William F. Haffer man. Army, August 3; Harry Ed win Moe, Navy, August 3; William Edward Williams, Jr., Marine Corps August 5. Ramond Kanaus of Libby was fined $50 and 3 days in the county jail for reckless driving. Malcolm Drury, Troy, was fined $200 and 6 months suspended sen tence in county jail for drunken driving. His drivers license was revoked for 30 days. Ignace P. Saxon of St. Ignatius was fined $200 and 6 months sus pended sentence in county jail forj drunken driving. His drivers licensei was revoked for 30 days. Wm. L. Managham, Jr., of Kalis pell was fined $200 and 15 days in the county jail for drunken driv mg. His drivers license was re voked for 30 days. He was arrested 7 miles out of Libby at 5 o'clock on August 12. — * »'<-■ H 'S hw ay ■ troJ _ - t â |.i| f\ « i g Ce ehrate | f ¥ III V/VIV/UI U IV/ . I 111 I I )^\/ W| | LUUUI l/UV V i/W / * "The longest parade ever held m Lincoln County," is the statement made by officials planning for the b 'g parade to be held in Libby's Annual Labor Day celebration spon sored b y LSW locals, 2581 and 2662 and thc business men of Libby and Troy. The celebration this year will be a two day event, beginning Sunday, September 1, following the big La bor Day Dance which will be Sat urday evening, August 31. Sunday will be devoted largely to tbe opening of the Idaho-Montana Baseball League finals when six teams Libby, Clark's Fork, Sand point, Copeland, Troy and Sagle will battle in three games. The winners of these games will play Monday's first game and the win - 1 ner of this game will play the team holding the bye. Prizes in the play-off will first prize, $200; second prize, $100; third prize, $50. Considerable prize money will be awarded in the big parade, the winning float receiving j $50 with a second prize of $20. i There will also be prizes for bicy pets, and miscellaneous en tries. Log sawing contest for men and j women; a telegraph sawing contest between Kalispell and Liooy, races and other attractions will also be featured. It is planned to have a speaker here, who will be announ ced later. FOLLOWING ARRESTS BY PATROLMAN RIDDLE More regarding the plans will pear in next week's issue, and mean while, as the committee remarks: Be sure and plan on this weekend (August 31-Sept. 1-2) in Libby." | ihnV RnnHcm<"IH wuiiuaiiiun | XA/rifoc nf Trine '' * IT 6 S Ol I rlJjS • Pfc. Gene Huchala writes that, the 54th AGF Band with which ; he is stationed returned to San ! Francisco August 5 from a tour Southern California. « While in Los Angeles they play 1 cd at a welcoming ceremony at the City Hall in honor of the mayor, A series of five concerts were then played for the rest of the week Exposition Park. On August 3 rd, he ß oes on to sa y that the band unmade a number of recordings at NBC 1 " Hollywood tor the use of re Icruitmg men throughout the entire w'orld. Recordings w'ere supervised by four sound technicians of the NBC staff with CWO Gentile Spokane, Wash., conducting the band. Als ° wbiI ? in Los Angeles. Gene says he had a n,ce visit with his •!i I ster and broBl cr-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Rushcp who are rt ^ din 8 in I ^ ltAvood ' and a,so with Y3/c Gerald D. Phillips of Sf„Änd"° W S,ali ° n< ' d " 5H ff&H' ? P? ll icipate in the V-J Day Cele I lîh'ÂJ''. in fî°o ° n tbe Dth of August. They ? en »T ? 611 to Lew '? t0 ". t da on'Shieh „m be" sZ^reZL^T c hlC j 'rt' ■ be sp ° nsored b y ^ be 1 C ?P d Bivisi0n - Bp< ? n completion FoT^Sds '"Wash b and then go * to Dort Lewis, Wash., and then of'zVueust Francls " the 25th f Au €li£l | . U , LaTQGSt H OQ Id \A/ ii . « .ft World to Llbbv TTW,,U , " ,uw 7 Say th # e town is going to have a lot of "pork" Friday. August 16th. "il h h" t0 th " best .avantages. He SleVl »'shdl S "roS 10 A. M. to 10 P. M, There will also be a group of those little African monkeys, whose: antics always delieht the children Remember the place on Minerai Avenue. • Mrs. William Brough of Frazier, Mont., is spending the week visit ing her sister. Mrs. John O'Han son. Attends Advisory Council Meeting . . 3 in 1,1 mi « uulu • Senator D. F. Fewkes was called' to Missoula today, to meet with, the Advisory Council of the Bon neville Power Administration. i Senator and Mrs. FeM'kes drove; over yesterday. discussing the coming meet-; ir >g. thc Spokesman-Review states! ,hat "Representatives will discuss; water storage on the tributaries the Columbia river. Governor Sam G. ford is to present Montana's posi tion on this question. Col. Theon D - Weaver, north Pacific engineer of the army engineers at Portland Âlm pîcsidiT "^ — i » ■ Y J oeiween iea eral officials and representatives of States aiming for coordination of =» j were held in Portland and Boise. 0 -- F IF* hAKArt HIKAF llllHM lIlPX ,1 VlV/JI B 11 VO y < ■ • ■ PN ■ i l 1.11 UnvmnM \T||| l%|irn|nri J | 111 \J\j\ |||||U 2# Tt . I 1 11 has been an ever increasing struggle to keep the Rexford fire; under control forest authorities reported yesterday. Low humidity H* d prevailing high winds since Wednesday of last week when the fire was ffrst conquered have been responsible for the continued battle. Predictions of mist and rain throughout the next few days is ex Pccted to relieve the hazard authorities thought today. Two hundred and fourteen men a [ e stdl ,T,f* ained a * the fire front,) though 230 men have been re- , Jf 3 ?®"- The fl . ve bulldozers which, bad been manipulated on the fire | me were released Thursday even-jj bering. ... .„U 16 first I J* a J? r , ^ , fire . in , Yellowstone National Park since 19 f 3 was taking a large toll of valuable timber last week in Wyo U in ®' wp "® over 150 acres of tim her were destroyed in the Helena National Forest. United Press re ported approximately 2000 acres of ; valuable timber burning in Mon tana > Idaho and Wyoming last week. , Two lightning fires caused dur m £ an electric storm Tuesday night j * n tbe Aaak district were control led yesterday. . , , . , il J 1.0006 Members had . . , r ICH 1C Of DOWGf Ç ,* Ul * • ^ bc P dd Fellows and Rebckahs enjoyed their annual picnic Sun at Bower s place. Fried chicken, salads, miscellan ? ous hot dishes, sandwiches, cook-j ies - P ,e < cake and coffee were on * be menu. Ice cream, cantaloupe, and watermelon wre furnished by the lodge. ; Boating, swimming, and horse -1 shoe-pitching were enjoyed by many members of the crowd. To start the contests off in fine shape a bathing beauty contest was held, The first prize went to Sharelle i Ann Hayden and the second prize to Unda McGrew - Judges for the contest were Mrs. Emmons Lamp ton. Mre. Carl Rawlings, and Mrs.; George Rouse. Winners of various! 1 races were Linda McGrew. Teddy Resell, Billy Myhrang. Sylvia Me Grew, and Bobby Myhrang. A prize was awarded to Mrs Louis Ohlench for being the oldest mem her of thc Rebekah Lodge present. A pme was awarded to Bill Kemp being the oldest member of the Odd Fellows present. A g °° d was had by all and many thanks to the various corn ÄT.tS sucS. '° " ,akt ' " ,C .NSPE CT.ONS CONDUCTED IN KOOTENAI F0K,:ST Several official inspections have b " n "'> d " ted ■" the' 'forent dur.ng the past few weeks. A general in speclion was conducted last week by Ead Lover.dge and Gordan mond from the Washington, D. C., office of Forest Service, They were accompanied b y Associate Regional Forester, C. S. Webb, and I. V. An demon. Clarence Strong, and J, H. VanMeter from the Regional office, Ernest R. DeSilvra of the Wash 1 ington office was accompanied by Ralph E. Fields and Herman O. Flckey of-the local office on a week's trail inspection by pack train. an^Sf Regkfnll Fore^te^cSy" ton S^ Crocker have spent several ? ay to conduct a two weeks Timber Management .inspection. EFS HUIT CLUB - MET AUGUST 13 _, . ,, The Les Huit Club met at Mrs. Elmer Switer's, Sr., Tuesday after-, noon at a 1:30 contract bridge des sert. High prize was won by Mrs. I. Crotteau, and second by Mrs. Joe Kujawa. To Put in Parking Stalls When Labor j , . « . IS AvaimhlP nYUMUÜIC j • Die new parking stalls along the west side of Mineral Avenue from ; the Postoffiee south to The Koo The^enai Theatre will be installed as soon as labor to do the painting is j obtainable, stated Paul K. Church City Clerk. Die 10-minute parking regulation from the alley south of the Post of;oh ir. on the west side of Mineral, n< ' ! 'ch to Second street and around the corner west to the alley by The Pioneer Market, will go into feet v.i-. en the stalls arc pain ted, b / Ien r P , S ?° n and containing two other Indians ran , ntn .. nn tl ,„ w pct I. a . P ? U P st ¥ fu « & T his hannpnoH n \ a ut a,, ' , app ' e ?„ ■ D y ght ' August 10 at 10 P. M. No one was, r^ USly p According '° Pat rolman Riddle they were under the, .influe nce of liquor. _ II* Tl I L |Mn|/4nr I fm M K IIIUIUIlJ IlfUMlX I * I I_ |\| I lAAlf L/I3I/AFC I II III«# j |f|Vf"| \ J I IW J VI J • The following letter thanking the Libby baseball players, past and present, who contributed a benefit game recently for the aid of fami lies belonging to the deceased Spo kane ball players, killed a few weeks ago, was received by Robert Deister of the Libby team. ; .Dear Mr. Deister: i w ish to thank the Veterans Baseball Team and you for your very kind contribution to the Bene fj t p un( j f or t h e Deceased and In ured Spokane Baseball Players. 1 have turned it over to the American Legion. Post No. 9, who are handing all funds. With kindest regards. Very truly yours, Sam W. Collins President The following story regarding the money and the game appeared un der an August 12 date line in The Spokesman; Hunting and fishing may be the ma j or interest of sportsmen in this area> b u t Libby sportmen also have;of warm spots in their hearts for "f bt; great American sport." and today mprn ct ACCIDENT ON WEST fisher road a check for $125 was received by The Spokesman-Review as a con tribution from Libby for the fund now being raised for use by thc 1 families of the nine Spokane ball players killed in a bus accident. money was raised at a bene i fj t ball game Tuesday betwwen Libby old-time baseball artists and tbe local Veterans of Foreign Wars nine> a member of thc Idaho-Mon tana league, with the Vets winning,, 19 to 0. a muddy first base, occasionally sprinkled by the Vets to annoy the oldsters, an umpire who apparent jy was looking at the mountain ; p ea ks at the wrong time, creaky j joints and other infirmities of mid dle-age, ail seemingly worked aga inst the oldsters, but the free w jji offering of the spectators more ; than rewarded their efforts, Mayor L loyd Burpee, manager of the old timc , C am. declared. At the end of thc sevcn-mnning gamo . the Vets were still in good condition, but thc "old men" (all of them in their 40s) were panting an d praying for rain. Burpee. Ralph Roberts w'ere on the mound and Ray ßliech and Bill Nelson caught for the old-timers, with Fritz Vige naH pitching and Robert Deister catching for thc Vets. JESSE ROSS RUES '": L " ""I' ST ! . . . U.W Ä Ä SSrtM f H 0 age and came to Eureka 29 years ago at which time he engaged in f ar ming and in recent years had developed ponds and slatted a fish Sal-'ShePy. Besides his wife he leaves one son, William C. Ross of Kalispell, ; and two brothers and 3 sisters in i Michigan, where Mr. Ross was born, Funeral servie«, were held Men day afternoon August 5 at 2 P. M. ,n Eureka with Rev. Chas A. Bohn of Kalispell officiating. Interment was made in thc Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell. - i We wist? to cxpîÏsT^ur thanks I to^Lhe many friends and neighbors £g Ä ÄÄT dur '! A CORRECTION week ' s issue of The West-1 ern News stated that Libby's and I Trov's baseball teams would play . . V ' j August 2o. The Western News has been in- | formed this is an error; that no has been scheduled between game the two teams. The management regrets the mistake and hastens to correct the same. The Fashion Cleaners moved to their new quarters in the new building recently completed on California Avenue directly across from the Kootenai Mercantile Com pany. The move was made Sunday and Monday. The new building is Q f tile and brick construction and was erected especially to house the cleaning establishment. It is of fire proof construction in rooms where the cleaning is done with a very attractively finished office and other arrangements for the most efficient service possible, An ad on another page of this issue announces the move and I , , The biggest rodeo ever held in Lincoln County is being planned for Eureka, to take place September 7th and 8 th in connection with the North Lincoln County Fair, I Men and machines are much in evidence these days at the Fair grounds, one mile north of town. j Time, effort, and money are being unselfishly spent on varied and ex tensive improvements. The old racetrack is being regraded and widened and is, in fact, rapidly be coming a new track. Sturdy corrals and chutes for the many horses, cows, and calves are now being built - Construction of a new grand stand, to seat 2,000 people, will be ; started this week. This structure will be on the hill forming the north end of the grounds, and will, in effect, be a natural amphitheatre from which to watch the many thrilling events which have been scheduled. While riders from all over the West, but particularly from Mon tana, will be imported for the big show, local men and horses are in vited to participate. Those having racing stock they would like to enter should register with either Donald McFaden or Wilfrid John sponsoring the venture feel that f heir promise of Lincoln County's biggest and best rodeo is no idle boast, as the whole show is in the capable hqnds of that well-known rodeo veteran, Harold "Bud" Lake, Kal ispell. • ... . n .. WflteS Regarding FASHION CLEANERS IN NEW BUILDING mmmmm . - an nouncemcnt will be made soon of the formal opening. Watch for it. Eureka Plans For Big Rodeo I son. The Eureka businessmen who are . 3 3 ^, r PofCe ASS H " • ...The following letter from Dan v\ Maddox, Hardin attorney re garding a new organization of vets and servicemen, known as The Air Force Association, w f as received this week by Sen. D. F. Fewkes of Troy. As the content is of especial in terest at this time to many folks: * n Lincoln county, thc Senator kindly consented to let The West ern News publish the letter, which follows; Senator D. F. Few kes Troy, Montana Dear Senator: General Thomas D. Campbell who is in Hardin for a few days in con nection with his business as Presi dent of thc Campbell Farming Cor poration, has been appointed by GeneralI Dolittle to organize the Air Force Association. You no doubt know that Mr. Campbell was Brigadier General in the Air Force Each community in your county is eligible to have membership in this Air Force Association. Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle is now President of this Association. Among other things, the idea of this organization is tc preserve the store Muse of aviation knowledge obtained bv the mem wS t' preservo «1. ïé'é d m /; Anj . 1 , \ J bas been hon on dSv with the . . v, _, s n . n dut V % 1 A,r Force may become a member. J f y0 . u 0 S.Ï OI , to Gt - ntrtl 1 Thomäs D^.Camp bed some one in your county S^Jizatior? i??? countv° I Purely gamzation in his county, I sore y J "• L-Ky ca uM ^™w that this is a worthy ca " a ® ?" d M ? a * , fL? £ fh Vir die menibcrs and to their con> ^' ly - • Air „ nr1 in ft nn v A f%h?rt time iJudgment it is only a short timej Splendid^fr fields in every county. This organization will do much for "as, Thc following is a report of the of thctbbv Sgef Sta fff Max. Mm. P»ec. Ahhik!« s 85 32 00 iAugu. ( .. August 9 91.30.00 August 10 .96.36.00 August 11 97.39.00 August 12 .92.38.00, . 00 . 00 August 13 38 91 .42. .82. August 14 At a Republican meeting held Frank Silvers Dies Sat. from Bullet Wounds Find Trego Man Friday in Cabin Suffering from two Rifle Bullets FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY EVE Undersheriff A. H. Sternitsky was called Friday, August 9, to Trego to investigate the shooting of Frank Silvers, 62, which occurred early that morning. He was accompanied by Paul K. Church, county welfare director. Silvers, who was in a small cabin on the right side of the road neai* the railroad tracks at Trego, was found by O. J. Dennis, Trego mer-» chant and postmaster. When Sil vers failed to carry the mail ta the depot as was customary, Den nis, knowing the man had been un well and despondent, went to thc cabin to investigate. Finding the door locked and be ing unable to get any response the postmaster got Joe Vizzuti to ac company him and the two forced the door which was locked fron» the inside by a wooden turn block. They found Silvers sitting on the edge of the bed, apparently having tried to get up and open the door. Ho could talk, and stated that his 22 -cal. single shot rifle had fallen down and gone off accidently, the bullet entering his mouth while he was in bed. He stated that he got up and put another shell in the gun which again fell, and was dis charged, 4 he bullet entering jhis right side, coming out six inches below the point of entrance. Hie first bullet in the mouth had made no cuts on the lips nor broken teeth in that area but the mouth was severly powder burned. Harold Gompf and Paul Church brought Silvers to St. John's Luth eran Hospital in Libby, where he passed away Saturday noon. Funeral services were held Tues day evening at the Gompf Funeral Home, Rev. Leon Ayers officiating. Interment was made in the Libby cemeteo^_ LINCOLN COUNTY G.O.P.s ORGANIZED LAST WEEK Tuesday August 6 the following were elected to positions: County Chairman-George Earle. Vice-Chairman—Donald Rice Lib h® h p "mS r„r. cka * c,, rrr ,tarv-Tr('ism-er Sauer state committee man_J. B. Harris qvov * state committee woman—Mrs. Letha Sauer Womens LeDuc Young mens organization J F Fcnnessv Jr. Precinct committee members Fortine No 1_Winton Weyde " meyer Clara Winkley Ural No 2—Ben and Alta Graham Eureka No 3—Gus Soderling Mabel Peltier T No 4 _j av and Lillian Ed * g rds y Eur S" s No , 5 -W. C. Albec. Ethel T nn „ purek-i No 6 —Gordon Ivons Gatmïiy Np 6 8 —Lilhan Leighty c^ra Brook g y ' Ilxoford No . 9 _William Fewkes, F] i„ M .. v „j W; ,; land ' N() . i,_ D . A, Gilchrist, Florcncc . Tisfier Jpnnings N() . , 2 - E . M. and Louise sianson L ibby No. 14-Donald Lloyd. Pansy twh„ %^ !" ^ ^ ^ no. 17-Prank Piv.l, Eg™ Shaurette «»P N " l»-Erl«rd. Uith. Sauer Troy No. 19—Charles Curtis, Mane U ' VI5 Tn,v 20 ~ R N Brown ' Helena Scott rpr 0 y No. 21—Harry Tallmadge, Ann; * Hurd y a ak No. 22—Ben Deycrle, Mrs. E W S . larr „ v v rs „ Troy No. 23— Dr. E. F. Dixon, Mrs. J - R Harris Q etner 26—01 T. Rodee, Doro -thy Beebe Libby No ' 21 ~ Elmer Switzer, Jr., H s Hepner, Vera Buckingham MRS. R. BEASLEY HONORED A T STORK SHOWER Ä? ÄÄ 'J™'"» fU " ° f ® "" ^ A dainty wh ' tc bas ! ine ' in pink ' made by the hostesses ' and a lovely baby carriage, contained many pretty and practical gifts. At > I * . the close o e even g ; luncheon wi origma a j served from a candle lit table beautifully decorated with a pink and white cake as centerpiece. Hii* was banked with sweet peas. Mrs. Letha organization—Mrs. R. W.