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Published every Thursday at Libby.
If ont, by Western Montana Pub
lishing Co mpany, Inc.
" '"LÄS matter^'
Editor and Ma nager _
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Subscription Rates: i
n-. v „r _ ,2 50
Rhf months . 150
btx monins - -probably
— TPTTZlfc*
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
'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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
41 million dollars a day. He attri
butes crime largely to a lack of
character development in
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.*
Preserve Vitamins
To preserve the rich vitamins in
vegetables, avoid chopping or grind
ing vegetable material until ready
Exposure to air destroys
« for use.
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." -
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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
day in the Spokane Chronicle thaL
is so
often by himself, and nothing ever
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
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 _?
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.
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
Coopérât ive states denart
work with the United States depart
ment of agriculture was established
by an act of congress on may a,
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
Accurate in
of any type,
struments to check and work
VFW Club, Libby, Montana
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who were so thoughtful during our
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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.

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