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w«rä?.£? ws Published every Thursday at Libby. If ont, by Western Montana Pub lishing Co mpany, Inc. " '"LÄS matter^' W. R. LITTELL, Editor and Ma nager _ -- iMPOTN OFFICIAL PAPKRFON . _ - Subscription Rates: i n-. v „r _ ,2 50 Rhf months . 150 btx monins - -probably /mtaDIAI NATIONAL €D no RIAL— ' SSOCIATION — TPTTZlfc* tZvtyrUn*<*~ that a fine new dudeTanch backed by .^SSS'i tal, is coming to the Libby coun y. Whether or not tWs true.^we C not say. but it is a • "dude" 1 munity wishes to cater to the du e trade, more outfits i to the high country lakes and . ; nirhing the proper J" «"dtS ' visitors must the busi come in and Set up | ness - _ er* the best of our knowledge, ; thJre ,îon!Tine outJ,l ol the kind KTSS 'ÄtHS i .«large coun y . paying Mont, as which will .Æna tok section on the map as putting this s ^— __ whiio floods tornadoes and un seasonal snow storms have visited in mv sections of the country. Lin coin* Countv has enjoyed a very safe and comfortable season todate. number of folks complained a has been about right, and absolutely perfect in compari son to^ happenings in other states t h ppt g Communism has insiduously work-; ed its way into the every (Jay of America today in a manner which threatens the very existence of all have 1776. It There should be no < 'trO'iru in America today for ay creed, reli-j gious educational, economic or poli tical which does away with the old standards of decency. Godly living, the opportunity to obtain success through honest and intelligmt en ternrise or would tear down that constitution which has given the world its greatest example of free men living under a free govern ment a vacation spot A number ol uuks compilin'." a bout having too cold weather for while. Now they are dissatisfied because the days are too warm Take it straight through however, the season hppn about rißlit» . and communities. Mi which American men fought and died for since is found in many of our churches, oftimes in the schools of the land, of the labor organizations, for in some . , end even at times, in high govern mental circles. A Libby man called The West ein News Office Monday, frantically reporting he had just seen "Flying saucers!" Examination discloses the "Grand and Glorious" holiday hadj been too much for his good be havior, and a long suffering wife had finally resorted to saucers, which came "flying" her husband's j way! Trallic through the Panama canal . predominantly from the Pacific j J' to the Atlantic. Records kept since opening of the canal in 1915 show that eastbound traffic of toll-paying ships is 94 per cent greater than westbound traffic. IS I Gideon Bibles The Gideons have provided youths in grammar and high schools with 1,786,904 Testament». They sent 1 than 10 million to men in the armed forces. In hotels, prisons and hospitals they have placed 2.613,458 Bibles. more Named for Trail Blaser Mount Wilson in southern Califor nia, site of the famous observa tory, was named after Benjamin Da vis Wilson, who broke the trail up the mountain in search for timber for the making of wine casks. Cost of Crime According to J. Edgar Hoover, now costs the United States crime 41 million dollars a day. He attri butes crime largely to a lack of character development in proper early childhood. Carries Load ol Gas New long-range bomber, with a 1,600-gallon tank, has one rubber fuel cell, which will hold enough gasoline to power the average auto mobile more than around the world. Salt on Highways More than six million pounds of rock salt were used on Kentucky highways last year to combat ice and snow. Cost of application runs about $3 a mile.* i. Preserve Vitamins To preserve the rich vitamins in vegetables, avoid chopping or grind ing vegetable material until ready Exposure to air destroys « for use. vitamins. Origin ot Chop Suey Chop suey, unknown in China, was originated in New York City by an American chef. The word chop suey in Chinese means "hash." - \ * I "»s'JITS Holiday By Charles D. Rowe As we wrote this column last week we wondered how many who ™« r( Vourth^of*July*'weekend* ***** th wJn SSt auerv is now answered wp know as this is written (Tuesday morning) that it required t he lives of at least 450 people to properly celebrate our great na tional holiday. When the full count is reported, the final number will be somewhat higher than, the 450. We prize highly American liberties, one of which seems to be the right to go out and kin a certain number in the pursuit ot pleasure.. Of course, accidents will happen., PudgmenTfn' ^taki^chance^ And ju g times many are the in ^J'!victims* oT'^m^'otK.r per son's criminal carelessness. But the ,s . resu i t seems to be the same. f Fortunately no serious accidents ed the holiday in our own cor ner of the world and Lincoln county apparently observed the day in a| sane and safe way . a different story might have been told. Per-, haps a few guardian angels were out on « r hirtwaw ttkuW «•« Ä? atSÎTn be'friendly Si convivial and to celebrate the holi Of they were more or less under the m-| fluence of liquor and should notj have been loose on the highways., It is such mistaken individuals who i are often responsible for our most serious accidents. But again we i say we were fortunate that such excesses did not bring death or other serious accidents to our com - I I ran onto an editorial the other j is so good I wish to pass it on to|^ the readers of this column who may not have already seen it The edi torial appeared in the Chronicle on (July 3 under the caption, "For These Are Your Last Hours." It life,follows: , ,_ Laugh, man, and be happy while y ou may. Tomorrow will be another day , and all your merrymaking will be over. I have marked you for destruction, I am Providence, and you have taunted me once too often. To morrow you shall die. Friends will mourn over you and rail at fate, with whom so often i conspire. They will talk of cruelty and injustice. But I shall know, and if y ou were still in the land G f living you should knpw, that the blame w-as yours. ^ Laugh! Make the most of the nex t few flying hours, for they w jH be your last. The fifth morning of July will be a dark one in your household, ! and those of your friends and loved ones. They will say, "I can not He swam the lake so munity. day in the Spokane Chronicle thaL is so understand. often by himself, and nothing ever happened. 4 *lf he had only asked a boat to follow him! If he only had not had suc h confidence, such courage." Call it confidence and courage if yo U will. I am wiser. I know, and j y 0 u would know, if you had been a If If rescued by some whim of my co conspirator. fate, that it was fool hardy exhibitionism. "If he had not gone into the soon after the dinner your friends will say. had only heeded warnings, had never seen that accursed lake at all!" Let them curse the lake. ra *®J„ s _? Let them cry out at me and at fate. know better. I am Providence, and remember long. I have not for gotten all your taunts. I mind me of the day when you crowded the driver's seat of your car beyond safety. I recall when you kindled your cabin fire with gasoline, and when you held a giant firecracker in your hand as you lit its fuse. remember when you drove past other cars over the brow of a hill. have not forgotten how you oyer loaded a rowboat and set forth into the whitecaps. All of these things you did on day named for independence not recognizing the difference between independence and folly: You have had your fling. I am tired of smil ing indulgently at all your insolence. The July 4 soon to dawn will be your last. Death is through with its holiday. You, too, soon will be through with all of yours. Ruthless? Ah no, I am long-suf fering and kind. I would gladly change my edict if you would make it possible. But you will be ob durate. You will be vain. You will be foolhardy. And so I have no choice. You think I am smiling I smiled so many times before, but this time you misread the curve of my lips. You have this one chance left. You will not hear me, and so you will never have another. as Industry, not including agricul ture, expects to spend $3,800,000,000 in the last quarter of 1947 for new plant and equipment says a report by an official U. S. board. A part of that will be spent in the Libby district, and it will continue on in to succeeding months, accoVding to plans that are being drawn for developments in this northwest cor ner of Montana. More definite news of these projects will appear as they approach the time for gctual con struction. Here's a gem of a thought by Novelet Pearl Buck. who. by the I way. is quite a woman. If men f ^havè made a mess of the world, | said she. "what a mess women have . made of men. Women do nothing t because they know atad| care nothing. . . • The t 11 "® enlarge the home and include the world." to i have been a newspaper man: j^JfLlly t™^'defense of "the* press ^en it is attacked. But some times we must admit a faint blush of s hame because of some of its less admirable exploits. Time magazine of July 7 . devo *® d „early a page in telling how the i dai i y pr ess exploited ne ^ of the murde r of Benjamin ( Bugsy*) ourjsiegel in a Beverly Hills mansion. Siegel was a notorious criminal, gam bTer and underworld ^character. why should he be worth^ «ilumns of space in a ^. .^^ZTlife th« ^eeds^to be° broadcast to a morbid PU £f'"course, I know the usual ans-j wer The newspapers say that is fc. tîî'peopl, wat end they .re giving the news that the people ( demand Which doesn't say any t hing ver y complimentary for the dea r people. Why do we read with; Ä avklity accounts of crime. scar iet women and love triangles, wben they are played up high, w j de and handsome" in the daily, press ? Do we hear someone as* M 1-Are « re.llv civilized' New Lows Go Into Effect In Montono JÄÄ1S» the Snnlng 0 f f; SC al 1948 in Montana, but they 11 noticeable immediately laws' unless you (a) decide to get mar r j ed or (b) smoke. Montana's prospective brides and bridegrooms now are required toj take blood tests within 20 days of app l y ing for a marriage license. The new i aw , in many ways similar to. t b e "gin marriage" law which stood | t j ie state on its ear 12 years ago. | carries no prohibition of marriage if either party is found to have a venereal disease. It requires simp 0 be made known to both parties, to the marriage contract. Smokes are up two cents a pack, And y0 u're technically a law viola- j tor if you've stocked up on those I unstamped packages of cigarets. , There are a couple of other new), statutes w hich touch Montanans generally, a pair that have been shelved for a while, and a bale that will either be hardly notice able or will touch only groups of the state's citizens, Hunting and fishing licenses are costing Treasure State residents^ a little—and non-residents a more under provisions of a . which went on the books before. the beginning of the new fiscal | ye ar. Out-of-staters are P a y|^ß * n *J creased fees ranging up to $100 Ion a big-game hunting license. , The state also is collecting a threz | pe r cent punchboard tax passed by the 30th legislature, Hanging fire until next, January i j s the new law requiring driv ® I f license examinations. And a bill licensing hospitals and setting up standards of care is awaiting a fed eral appropriation. The legislature also lowered to lb, the age at which minors might be, prosecuted in criminal court for crimes of violence. For labor, there were laws in creasing unemployment compensa tion payments to $18 a week, hik i y that the results of the tests i ing weekly compensation lor injured workmen to $17.50, and setting up commission to study occupational dises ses. State and county officers are get ting six cents a mile reoimburso ment for using personal cars in performing official duties. Looking forward to the end of the biennium, the state will be some $200,000 in the black, according to Rep. C. J. Williams, r., Billings. The chairman of the house appropria tions committee said Montana's in during the next two years come will be $21,489,083, with expendi tures totaling $21,686,130. The defi cit of $197,000 would be more than handled by the $400,000 in the gen eral fund as of July 1. 'Missing Link' One of the strangest animals in the world is the solenodon, the habi tat of which is confined to Cuba and Santo Domingo. By many he is considered the "missing link." In structure he differs from all other living mammals, and combines many of the features of the moles, rats, ant-eaters, shrews, bats and true carnivorae. Few have ever been captured alive and those few have lived but a short time in cap tivity. Leads ln 4-H Clubs Alabama, with 115,000 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 20 enrolled in 4-H clubs, leads the na tion. Mississippi is second with 102, 000, Texas, third with 101,000, and Georgia, fourth with 90,000. The lead in enrollment by southern states may result from the fact that thW 1 movement there is linked with the' consolidated schools, while in the North it is operated on a "farm and home" basis. Little Ham, More Burger Since introduction of the ham burger into the United States from Hamburg, Germany, in 1884, 33 dif ferent varieties have been con cocted. Popular variations include the '' cheeseburger, turkeyburger. dbdekenburgar, ' and onionburger while novel Creations range to the rabbitbnrger, turtleburger and cav larburger. PjiWaT Inventor* More than 150 year*, ago or mechanizing farmlpg cre ase production was keenly felt, Effort8 rnàdT« by inventors of the me are shown in the variety and num | jer s of patents Issued. Between 1790 and 1873, there were granted the heed g to in 575 patents on seed-planting devices and machines. „ r-». RriHre Nearly 50 million automobiles have crossed the Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco, m the 10 years that it has been opened. The bridge has been operated without cost to the taxpayers. Traffic has increa sed from 9,000 cars daily to „.„ly 20,000 during this 10-year • - MjJk ^ Cleltainf Skim milk ^ particularly useful c i ean in g Uijftp shades made of rough finished paper with a shellac. ^rnirfi^or Unhke penetrate the paper because of its casein content, and it leaves a slight flp.sh on the paper. English Blizzard The blizzard of 1947 which hit the British Isles caused the loss of 100^ 000 acres of wmter wheat 100.000 tons of potatoes. 30.100 head of catt i ei two million dollars worth of pou i try and 1,500,000 sheep, in addi tion to property and other loss. Adopt Nurses A movement has been launched for Australian nurses to adopt nurses in Austria, sending them uni f orms , soaps and other useful ar tides. Less Cropland There are at present only 2 'k acres ( f harvested cropland for every man woman and child in America, ^ ared with 3 y 4 acres 25 years a^o. Coopérât ive states denart work with the United States depart ment of agriculture was established by an act of congress on may a, 1914. period. Perpetual Mirage A perpetual mirage, midway be tween Willcox and Dragoon, Ariz., and known as Willcox La Playa, appears to be a shimmering sheet of water the year around. Junior .Police Manila has organized a junior po lice force, the personnel directing traffic for child pedestrians at street crossings near school houses. Repair & Adjustment of OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS TRANSITS BINOCULARS FIELD GLASSES Accurate in of any type, struments to check and work with. CONTACT . . . VFW Club, Libby, Montana Cal Kerns «•ht tncf!, 1 : »net* PLAY SUITS • • 1 v A CHILDREN S' PLAY I ' SUITS... Large Range B of 98c - $1.98 Colors y H •< dnd Styles /* Womens v v\ Sri *•1 ' i .1 • rt 3 fn' » J • 1*. ! < mt> ill h h »i*t ro $2.9« Kootenai Mercantile Coinpany DRY- GOODS DEPT. a «î e ***** o*o A >i£ A CARD OF THANKS We take this " means sing our thanks to the r who were so thoughtful during our bereavement. of expres many friends Helen J. Denny Wilfred Tetrault Theora Heater Alice Cashatt Mrs. Roy Reash j - , ; r-X-Zfit . .■ -'J.')' i) |«rrf / r & US <v j i Î ' 4 r nl -iri Moon fét) BÏÏavr . - -»rr«'- THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME! (That goes for Ford Service, tool) You'll find it pays to bring your Ford back home" to us, for Genuine Ford Service, Here five important reasons why : are 1. FORD-TRAINED MECHANICS — Who know your Ford best. 2. FACTORY-APPROVED METHODS — For fmtmr, hotter work. 3. SPECIAL FORD EQUIPMENT— For a job done right. 4: GENUINE FORD PARTS Modo right... fit right... hst longorl 5. CONVENIENT BUDGET T^MS— MV t. And here's a real time saver: You'll get im mediate service on all jobs! Try Genuine Ford Service. We're sure you'll agree . . . ., -, IW » -»Mr f Jh ÏÏ*»'pIice 1 i bkt HOME f rft «Jirvfcè J Standard Motors LIBBY, MONTANA DEWET TO BE OUEST OF HONOR AT STATE COLLEGE Bozeman—(U.R5—Gov. Thomas E Dewey of New York win be the guest of honor at a luncheon and pubUc reception on the Montana State CoUege campus July 19. Dewey, leading contender for the republican presidential nomination, will spend about 10 hours in the Treasure State during a visit to Yel lowstone Park following the gover nors* conference in Salt Lake City.