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Published every Thursday at Libby, Ifont, by Western Montana Pub lishing Company, Inc. , . ... . T ... Entered at the postoffice at Libby. Mont., as second-class matter, OFFICIAL PAPER FOR LINCOLN COUNTY Western News I AND LIBBY TIMES W. R. LITTE LL, Editor and Manager __ Today Americans throughout the world pause to observe Thanksgiv ing Day. Practically every home throughout our nation will serve special dinner or attend a special dinner served at the home of friend. All will be merry and af ter the dinner, football games, dan cing and gay parties will élaim the attention of hundreds of thousands, It is well to be merry and this great American holiday as as our celebrating is done with decency and sobriety, but should we not also remember what the day originally stood for as a day of thanksgiving to God for his blessings, first to the Pilgrim Fath ers, and later, to our fathers' fathers and our nation down through the years of its existence. So let us be merry and celebrate, but in the midst of happiness, let us pause at least long enough to realize that our blessings come from a Divine source and that we, through our greediness and godless living; have imperiled our national safety, and only by recognizing proper, values in our lives, can we hope to i keep America a country in which to enjoy freedom, and to have blessings for which we may be thankful. Let us give thanks where thanks is due. —- i Now the hunting seasons are over, most law abiding citiztns will clean their 'artillery" and put it away 1 to await the legal shooting in 1948. Some will shoot varmint, thereby doing a good turn for the game; and others will shoot a few rabbits, but the rank and file will do no more, outdoor shooting till next year. Let us hope that we as hunters, may also deserve the name of sportsmen, and by protecting our game during the closed season, do our part to conserve good shooting for coming years. It Is Good For America To Give Thanks By Charles D. Rowe Seldom in the history of this great nation has there been great er reasons for its people to give thanks to a bénéficient Providence than there is today. To be sure, the world is full of trouble. Problems of the greatest importance beset us on every hand, j Tasks that need the highest states manship for their solution must be met and wisely handled. The forces of evil seem to be running rampant throughout the earth. Selfish, fana tical, deluded men are waging a campaign looking toward world domination, a campaign that must D-A-N-C-E Every Saturday Nile at the Friendly GOPHER INN Music by THE RHYTHM MASTERS Don't forget our Special New Years Eve Party _ LEES Stock and Poultry Remedies PERCH-PAINT BLITS-SPRAY PICK PASTE MULSION GIZZARD CAPSULES WORM TABLETS JERMOZONE , ACIDOX TONAX VAPO-SPRAY MISCO FEEDS AND GRAINS OF ALL KINDS Cfaop Feed Ground Barley Ground Oats Ground Wheat Straw—:—Salt Oyster Shell Blue Tag Laying Mnah Em-Em Co. Dual Purpose Dairy Feed Hog Feed Growing Mash Starting Mash Grits—:—Bone Meal Robertson Food Store be met and overcome if we are to retain the liberties jthat are worth I more than life to us. - Men's minds are filled with fear for the future, land one of the greatest of those fears is fear of a third world war 1 w ith all its beastly horrors. Throughout the earth one finds the grim spectres of hunger and sick ; ness, selfishness and hatred, dis musionment and despair stalking j ^ rou gh wide portions of what should be a happy world, but that isn t. The skeptic, viewing this black picture, might ask in derision what, under the sun, is there to give tha.nks for? a| The answer should be easy for 1 every American; and we should know that Thanksgiving Day is j a large degree, an American eus -1 tom. First, we should give thanks j that we are Americans, thanks that our lot in life has been cast in so enjoy|favored a land. Much of the de long,spair that grips the world in i cruel and cold grasp does not touch j us here. Hunger we do not know, We do not have to suffer the heart j rending grief of watching our little j ones grow weak and ill from lack j of proper food. Nor do we also have to suffer the pangs of a hunger that is never fully satisfied. We meet the cold of winter with an abundance of warm clothing and I with our warm homes. We do j not have to go shivering through the ! cold Winter because of lack of suf j ficient clothing and fuel, On this Thanksgiving Day mil j lions of people throughout this na tion will sit down to richly laden tables, to the usual Thanksgiving j feasts. And they will gorge them-1 selves to a degree that the doctors j insist is often not good for them, j A contrasting picture comes to mind, of which I recently read. 1 American officials in the American] zone of occupied Germany recently i distributed a mimeographed sheet | among our forces there urging them to eat less. One of those sheets fell into the hands of a former German officer. He read it and then laid it down with the remark: "That is a clear example of the! abysmal difference between the United States and conditions here.''] Yes, the people of America surely j have ample reasons to give thanks 1 n „t only today but'every day. Sure-1 ly the God of the universe has turned a horn of plenty onto.this j fortunate land. To be sure, there' are grievous problems to be solved but we shall meet them like men, i We can truly join with that Ameri-j ran patriot who once said, at a critical time, "God's in his heaven;! all's right with the world." We find encouragement in ! should the assured conviction that while* troublesome days may come, even-1 tually all will again be right with! the world. For the blessings of] today: for the faith that is within ! us and for the hope of better days to come, let us all send forth our | thanks to the high throne of heaven j from humble and grateful hearts. ^ -r— Yes, we have them here: the real article; red Communists with a deep and radical sympathy for Russia, One of them, a Lincoln county man, recently stepped into a Libby bar bershop and got into a discussion' as to the relative merits of life in Soviet Russia and the United States. And according to him, the Communists have it all over us, in every particular. In that utopian land there are no class distinctions, so he thought. Everyone there works for the same wage or salary, to hear him describe the land of his dreams. He was fanatically sure that the Communists of Soviet Rus sia have developed an almost per feet government, a paradise for the workingman. When he was told that he was badly mistaken,-that the standard of living was far below what it j s here, that human slavery is corn mon in that supposed-to-be work in.ingman's paradise, that there are 1 no liberties as we understand them, j that those who dare to oppose the | tyrannical dictates of a cruel police state are "liquidated," he shrugged jit all off with the stock argument its'that all such statements are merely lies, put out by the Associated Press j in behalf of the capitalist system j and to delude the people of the world. 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And how comfortable it must be to dismiss every argu ment with the easy answer that all opposition to one's own con victions is based on lies. O well, it takes all sorts of people to make a world. - a Some unknown person recently sent us a clipping from some un known publication containing an article by David Lawrence which stated that the present high cost of living might defeat the Republi cans in the next presidential cam paign. Perhaps it will; no one yet knows what the outcome will be. But, by the way, David Lawrence is one of our favorite writers. We value his judgments highly and read him every week. In fact, we have taken for years a publication in which he is the chief editorial writer. But there was one thing about the mailing of this clipping to us that didn't appeal to us. Why was it anonymous? Was the person who sent it afraid to stand up for his own convictions? He or she shouldn't be. This is free America. Here we have freedom of speech. Here everyone is entitled to his own convictions and the right to express them. We demand that right for ourselves. We must, therefore, grant the same right to everyone else. Voltaire once put this wisely and well when he said, "I wholly dis approve of what you say but will C & R FARM SERVICE FEED and HAY Wheat Purina Egg Mash General Feed Egg Mash LIBBY, MONTANA Purina Chick Starter Purina Growing Mash Pig Feed Dairy Feeds: Milk-Mor Dairy, Molasses Dairy, 16% Dairy Feed. Ground Oats and Barley We also handle the Cargill Stock & Poultry Feeds, including Egg Mash and Pellets; Growing Mash; Dairy Feeds and Pellets and Calf Meal. Other Chick Feeds Oyster Shell We handle Cess Pools, Septic Tanks, Pumice Building Blocks and Bricks. J. A. Courtright and Stuart Risiey Phone 20F3 or 20F42 or call at farm 1 mile South of City Limits -PRICES CASH Grit CHANGE TO .. . 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