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V* Î v A THE W E8TEKN A EW& ,jc' \V o Ru r f-ï o H Devoted to the Development of Libby, and of Lincoln County VOLUME XLVII Libby, Lincoln County, Montana,Thursday, May 6, 1948 Number 51 THE FOREST SERVICE DISCUSSES WORKING OF SUSTAINED YIELD « The auditorium of the New Cen tral School Building w-as well filled Friday evening when a représenta live group of Libby citizens met to listen to and take part in a discus of the proposed Sustained Yield Agreement. The meeting was called by the Forest Service and was preceded Thursday evening by a similar meeting at Troy. The gathering was called to order by Forest Supervisor W. G. Guern sey, w'ho after a few remarks intro , duced Regional Forester P. D. Han son, Missoula. Mr. Hanson called at tention to the growing scarcity of commercial timber in the United States. He stated that 90% of the virgin timber in the nation is gone, and that most of the remaining virgin forests are found in the Pacific Northwest. During the 36 years following 1909, the timber capital dropped 44%, and at the present rate of consumption, is due to make alarming drops during the next tw'o decades. Congress for many years has been alarmed over the situation, and document 32 gives a report of the Joint Congressional Committees of Forest Lands of the United States on the forest situation. This document, stated Mr. Hanson should be in the hands of all who are in- ! terested in the welfare of the lum-| ber industry. ! The speaker added that for full utilization of the forest it is neces sary to have the waste timber sion pro ducts used, and to do this consider able capital is needed. The fact that the J. Neils Lumber Company j is now operating in Lincoln County, and has both the needed capital and the desire to utilize the timber pro ducts so often wasted, causes the which will an mill Lindh, Missoula, w'as next introduc- of Forest Service to favor a sustained yield them. cooperative agreement with If the agreement goes through, the Neils Company has agreed to put in a mill at Troy, handle 10 million board feet nually, and will run the same ap proximate number of working days in the year that the Libby runs. Mr. Hanson also stated that roads built into the national forest by the company will be used by the public; and added that timber lands privately owned by the Neils will also be placed under government management as to what is cut and when. Assistant Regional Forester Axel to the gathering and gave a cription of the amount of forest included in the proposed agree ment, which he stated extends south from the Canadian border on W'est side of the Kootenai River Rexford and from there on south along the divide between the Koot enai River and the Tobacco River valleys: thence south along divide between the Kootenai and Flathead drainage to Loon Lake near Happy's Inn; and from there almost due south to the summit the Cabinet Range, and all forest lands west in Lincoln County ex cluding the Cabinet Primitive Area and several other small areas the county. It also includes a small area lying in Bonner County and Boundary County, Idaho. Lindh added that 1 . "sustained yield" is the use of forest timber not to exceed its growth. In order to harvest the timber when it ready for harvest, roads back into mountain areas difficult to reach must be built. Of the million and one-half acres of national forest land in the Kootenai Forest, third of a million acres are back in this high altitude, difficult to reach country. This is country into which the ordinary operator cannot afford to build roads. Another third of million acres is Lodgepole of "jack pine" timber. A half million acres (Continued on Page Six) one ELECTED FROM UNIONS TO SERVE ON PARK BOARD Abner G. Role and Edward Dut ton were elected from the Lumber and Sawmill Worker's Union 2581 and Sawyers Local 2662 to serve with the City Park Board appointed by Ma yor Gompf Monday ev ening. BUILDING OF THE DOME PROCEEDING ON SCHEDULE The walls of the new Dome Theatre have been completed and work began yesterday on the scaf folding for the roof. The roof work is being done by Leo Kyser & As sociates. It is expected that inside work and the laying of the floor will start this weekend, and W. J. Keinitz, states that in view of the manner in which the work is being pushed, it is expected to open on scheduled time, about June 20. _ Libby Takes Third In N. W. Track Coach Fred LaRoque's track team placed third in the Northwest Dis trict track meet held in Poison last Saturday, with Poison taking first and Eureka second. Other place ments were Whitefish 4th, Colum bia Falls 5th, and Big Fork 6th. Libby lads to place were Luscher —100 yd. dash, third; 220, fourth; Potter—440 yd. dash, first; Cox— 440, fourth; K. Miller—first in high and low hurdles; Madison— tied for third and fourth in pole vault; Potter—tied for third and fourth in high jump; Luscher, Pot ter, Cox and Peterson took first in the relay. CO AGENT ROBINSON SPEAKS TO GARDEN CLl'B The Libby Garden Club met at l * le b° me °f Mrs. Harold Chapman, A P'R 20 - with Mrs. Loren Gompf anc * ^ rs - Walter Johnson, co-hos tesses - About 40 members and S uests were present. Mrs. Kappa rcice, president, had charge of the meeting, R °R caR was answered by each °. n . e namin g her favorite garden fer tilizer. Reports w'ere given on the P r °g res s of the city projects spon sore< f by the club by Doris Chap I man anc * Etta McCullom. were made to bave a large dele gaf'on attend the meetings of the State Federation of Garden Clubs at Missoikla. June 28, 29 and 30. A f° od - plant and candy sale for Sat urda y, April 24, was planned, to be held at the Parker Studio, County Agent, B. F. Robinson, gave an interesting and instructive talk on soils and the comparative value of fertilizers, supplying a for mula for killing quack grass. A supply of material for this purpose ma y be had at his office at the courthouse. Bulletins on gardening were distributed and more may be bad at the courthouse, A delicious lunch of sandwiches, sa lad and coffee was served by the hostesses. Plans More Candidates Aclz Çfrtfo JIUIC George A. Davis of Helena is ask ing for the Republican nomination for the office of railroad and public service commissioner. Davis, a 35 year resident of Montana, owns the family homestead in Carbon County, has worked in the coal mines before enlisting in World War I, in which served overseas W'ith the famous 91st division. He won the Purple Heart during the war. He has studied engineering in Colorado University, and graduated from Butte Business College. The can didate states in part that he will: "Make my own decisions, decid ing each petition on its merits. Per form the duties of the office in an efficient manner and for the best interest of the people of Montana." Dean Chaffin of Bozeman writes that he decided to file May 5th on Republican ticket for the office Lieutenant Governor, land didacy May 1, for the office of Treasurer on the Democratic ticket, Fisher, who lives in Missoula, the 48 years of age, is a former to ployee of the N. P. Railroad served 12 years as secretary of cal No. 41 of the Benefit Association of Railway Employees. He is a the state president of the Eagles, is a member of the Elks, Moose Lions, of in Fisher says; "Tax money belongs to the people and should be spent for their greatest benefit. As a vant of the people of the State Montana I pledge my undivided tention," National Forest Stumpage Sold is a The Burns-Yaak River Lbr. Co. of Troy was the successful bidder on 800,000 board feet of ponderosa pine and 170,000 board feet of larch and Douglas fir on National Forest land located in Payne Creek east Bull Lake, it was announced by the local forest office. The stumpage price bid for pine was $8,95 with an additional $2.00 for stand improvement and $1.25 for slash disposal, a total cost of $12.20 per M. Larch and Douglas fir sold for $4.00 plus $2.00 for stand improve ment and $1.25 for slash disposal, a total of $7.25 per M. The total value of the above stumpage $10,990.50, according to Forestry of ficials. This is the second sale awarded to the Burns-Yaak River Lumber They recently purchased 700 feet, BM, of ponderosa pine Grouse Mountain on the Keeler Creek drainage. The Leighty Brothers of Rexford were the successful purchasers on bids opened on May 3 for 16,000 feet of ponderosa pine, 156,000 feet larch and 245,000 feet of Douglas fir in the Young Creek stumpage, stand improvement and slash total for this sale is $9.30 for ponderosa pine and $6.65 for larch and Douglas fir with a total value, according to the Forestry office, of $2,815.45._ JAMES M. BLACKFORD, SR DIES LAST NIGHT IN LIBBY As The Western News goes to press word comes that James M. Blackford, Libby attorney since 1911, passed away last night in the hospital. Mr. Blackford was born April 2 1867 at Shoals, Ill. He is survived by two sons, James M., Jr. of Eu gene, Ore., and John L. of Libby. Funeral services will be at 2 30 Monday afternoon at Funeral Home the M asonic Lodge in char ge. TO HELP ORGANIZE CENTRAL TRADE COUNCIL William Baeth and Harry Moe were elected from Lumber and Sawmill Worker's Local 2581 to help in the organization, with other local labor union, of a Central Labor and Trade Council in Libby was Co. on area. The Co. Commissioners Ask Flood Money « The Board of County Commis sioners met the first of the week ! for the transaction of regular busi ness. A road petition from Eureka asked for a quarter of a mile of new road located on Sec. 37, 36 N-26-W. Commissioner P. V. Klinke and County Surveyor Miller were appointed as viewers to view the proposed road site. A road along the east side of the Kootenai River between Ural and Rexford w'as also petitioned. The above viewers wall view this pro posed road site. Wednesday a hear ing on the abandonment of that part of No. 37 from the Tourist Camp north of the River in Lib by to junction with New 37 was held, and as no opposition appeared the section w r as declared abandoned. Leland Tripp of Eureka tender ed his resignation as Justice of the Peace in Tobacco Township. A new appointment will not be made till the May 17th meeting. The following letter signed by each member of the Board of Com missioners was sent to Represent Mike Mansfield. Sen. Zales Ecton and Sen. James E. Murray relative to needed funds for the Flower Creek Flood Control Project: "We. the Board of County Com missioners of Lincoln County, Mon tana, earnestly request your help in obtaining an appropriation from Congress for the purpose of con tinuing the Flood Control Work on Flower Creek already started by the Army Engineer Corps. "We now find that the sum allotted by the Engineer Corps was not suf ficient to complete the project and that in the opinion of the Corps of Army Engineers an additional sum in the amount of $40.000 will be necessary to protect the work al ready accomplished, w'hich is of only temporary nature. The additional work to be done consists of straight ening the channel for several miles and rip-rapping the banks in order prevent future flood damage. ,., T , . , May we rely on your support to further this very necessary improve- st mem ' Unions Call Fair And Labor Day Meeting Fri. Eve The Labor Committees for can is and Lo annual Fair and Labor Day announce there will be a meeting 8.00 o'clock tomorrow (Friday) evening in the Community Room the Court House, to which all ganizations wishing to participate the 1948 South Lincoln Countv fue5W°to S?md Pr08lam ' " Committees set up last week the Unions to work on the big nual event include the following: Morrice Walker and John Postle waitc, local 361, Operating Engin eers; Harold Rorke local 1061, borers Union; Lloyd Midyett Clayton Young, local 2581, Lumber & Sawmill Workers Union SLd an ^ a, E 2 d 225 DSt rPenter d S H iw d eet Pe i C o k cal Ed 266° Utt L°o n g g a e^ constitute a general over-all com maïffCr el T1 mon' Jnrt ™ a f ^ ch n a,r S^s E Ä l S r ^S; baseball committee with Clayton S UPg M aS l Stant - Sid , £ SC0U W j onH Mn • w^ n ° f parad chüdWs sniSS 35 Chairman _ S P°' th ' of at transfer, was. ED NICHOLAS PURCHASES STATION AND LOTS A business property which involves quite a sum, the purchase, by Ed Nicholas, pro prietor of the Oval E Quick Service Station, of that service station and the five corner lots on which it is situated from Mary E. Barrett. The Maurer Realty handled the Irans action. Mr. Nicholas had a lease on the station from the Carter Oil Com panf. prior to the deal. CITY AND NEILS CO. Ray Dunwoodie and his crewL have been cleaning the gutters of Mineral Avenue this week, and putting on the first application of 1 1 company were apply ing oil to California' Avenue this week, Dunwoodie explained, and the city was working in coordina tion with them so as to have it over with at one time , , Peter C. Huchala, local hortiem tunst in South Libby, has recently Pvrarrfuf^i hnr Vitl.t n rb a° r i S° r n Y Rae ' Rr ' dal Wr f at} ? a " d JL ernunT* f i he ÎT: ly landscape fnH til m ♦ he A Nei * ls A P artment - Thl h KK n A?ar 4 ? k - niif.il The shrubbery is truly beautiful. both in shape, lustre and color and Mr. Huchala is to be commended on the thoroughness he follows in the | raising of his many lovely trees and other shrubbery We are most grateful to Mr. Huchala for two beautiful Blue ; Spruce, which are planted at our j home now. —.. Sig Wacker, Great Falls, visited ; Sunday and Monday at the j home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Partlow OILING STREETS oil. The Neils HUCHALA LANDSCAPES LIBBY GROUNDS over LIBBY FOLK SEE WOODS PROJECTS WITH RANGER . ..Libby group enjoyed a pleas f nt £ udd day trip into the forest last week Tuesday as guests of Ranger and Mrs. J W Fox of the Libbv Ranger Station. ' Leaving Libby about 9:00 a. m. the group drove out to the forestry's bee planting project on the 1945 Cherry t reek Burn east of Libby L reek near the Fish Hatchery. Here Mi Fox had a crew of 15 men on Raged m putting in three-year-old Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir seedlings. These trees have been brought over by the service from Mineral County, and are planted ap proximately eight feet apart in their new location. Members of the party Tuesday tried then skill at tree planting us *P;f the tree planting mattock, but after a few pictures were taken of their operations it was decided to leave the completion of the work to the regular crew, which was making good time, the average number of trees planted daily by each man amounting to from 500 to 750 seedlings. It was noted while in this section that the range in spite of the abund ance of mpisture which has been furnished by nature, was in poor condition. The grass gave the ap pearance of having been over-graz ed which the Ranger stated is the case in much of our Lincoln County grazing sections. a 1 « A survival during the first two of the trees per years of 66% to 75% planted is consideied a good centage. stated Mr. Fox. T . , . . The party returned to the Libby mger Station by noon, where it ( mas joined by Miss Faith Zollars, station clerk, and County Clerk George C Earle befoie going to the Ranger station s mess hall, where a I substantial and appetizing luncheon was served to the group which did full justice to the fare. Following the meal. Ranger Clarke Hamor showed the group the delicate in ruments kept by the forestry for recording the weather. The visitors were shown the which record the present tempera tures but show the record "high" "lows" during periods between settings. Instruments for recording humidity, the fire hazard due to climatic conditions, and the wind velocity, were also shown and ex plained as was the precipitation thermometers auge. Returning to the station programs at various charts showing the location Ir at in Fair re ' T** luck was encountered from |î, he Morris-Knudson Construction an- ^ mpany Wednesday of last week | "Pon completion of them work J? G f reat nn r | i "'' hcrn Rallwa - V ,hls ■ S1 ^. f denn| n g s. La- L h T t he . cre ™ had becn wo, k,ng and i^at place the last five or six weeks I, e i™ lnat \ n f the curve m the rai ™ and had started to 1( ?ad Hum The ^70-ton S J sed a ? d 4^ the ramps * adin the h sho e v n e d l 0 sen h d e in C g r it oïe/into ; a ditch which had water in it. the usual — ofr thls I ' ]1 !mud and water the shovel was quite V badly broken up. a result of that i much weight falling. A large crane was brought in from Whitcfish for rived, and the latter were fortunate (Continued on Page Four) or 70-TON SHOVEL FALLS IN DITCH FROM FLAT CAR year. Besides taking in quite a bit of getting the shovel out and removing to the Neils plant where it was (cleaned up and repaired, said G. E. | Bierhaus, foreman on the Morris Knudson job. The work was completed yester-, ; day and Mr. Bierhaus and a small! crew will remain here, working for j Neils on their new road, removing a large rock pile which the local company does not have equipment heavy enough to handle. Burglars Make Big Haul Friday Night TROY (Special):—In the small hours of Friday morning the door I °f. Weidner s Food Store was jim mied opea and the lock of the safe was picked to permit a thief to get awa Y wR h between three and four thousand dollars in cash. Mr. Weid np r was at the store and checked ; everything about one o clock At «Ven when ho came down to m ? pect hls refrigeration plant ne found the robbery had been com mitted. When the door was sprung the lock in some way managed to , catch again so that when the mar shal made his round he found it to | be locked. It has been Mr. Weidner's custom 10 Prepare to cash government checks - P a > r ch ecks and others that CQme tQ s0 as this was the last of the month he was prepared t0 take care of considerable 0 f t bese *t was reported that a man walk in g along the street saw someone evidently in a hurry going along the a Rey in the vicinity of the store. As yet no arrests have been made but the authorities are working on the case, „ Pat s Carter Service plans to en large the concrete surface of the station driveway, done next week. * The work to be Rod and Gun Club Will Give Prizes P . v . R „ & Glin Club s opening day fishing Contest Committee, announces that; possession of the club's loving cup will be awarded for one year to ) ho cll,b member who catches the largest Lincoln County trout on terad in the Opening Day Contest. J ht> °up is now on display at the First State Rank. A Ti* cash prize wiR fdso be awarded some member of the club w b° enters this Opening Day Con test so in order to have a chance to obtain the $10 prize you will ncc>d to be a member of the club enter your first day's largest Lsh in the contest, which automati pall >' makes you eligible to win this prizp . regardless of the size of fish vo , 1 ! P ;!? t0 p V ne î b 5 ^? nt . est . . . , s tbat me, Tb^rship '"J* 1 ' ^rnsn^tL * « 0V tI 35 °u th ia ? p . _ sp f^i v ,£ members should L, f rl V P ,, t , b ,4 rS j' P >5.° ™ 1 eC L,, Ju„° P if" mR d J* y *} nd ,£ bt r» n î*If ir L ' W Doxtater *' Kitllv «fiîT'Vhfi t ™" SÄ * tat . es „ that fur ' nnnnint' UP at, ^P regarding various Opening Day Contests will appear *" S *? PX 'u S P es ,?* West . . ' f tck * or them he says, a TP Pp J! ui ? l ° get >' our member ® t mnmhmht Pnt *tles u . • p p R a| p h / P p^°p further i Rifle & Pistol Club , • mi s* « CHlCf LlDOV \jQruCI1 /^I I ' », Uub Contest Now v- uw VUIIIC5I MUW yards. lawns and small projects of ( the ones who enter before the con test begins, at different intervals during the summer and again after the closing date, September 30. The judges will take into con sidération the general appearance the premises—keeping the lawns mowed, flowers weeded and well cared for. Or you may be building rock garden, lily pool or any such small project. in any event, be sure to join the city-wide contest. It will help make our city more beautiful and at tractive. Enter It wouldn't take very much time nr ottnrt to stop in at the 5c to $1 store. Parker's Studio, Libby Floral ,r the South Libbv Purity Store and obtain an entry blank to be filled out and entered. The judges will make an examination of the as P lease ' but get your entry NOW as the closing date is May First prize for yards will be winner's choice of any patented rose bush ; second, two choice peony or iris roots; third, choice of flowering shrub such as Forsythia, Syringa or Spirea. Fur the small projects, first prize will be a Dr. Nickols Climbing Rose; 2nd. a collection of miniature flow' enng bulbs; third, a collection of spring blooming crocus bulbs. Elton M. Roth, well known lyric tenor and composer, will appear in concert at the Methodist Church in Libby Wednesday evening, May 12, at 8:00 p. m. sponsored by the local church choir. Roth is making the stop en route from Spokane to Knl ispell, where he has scheduled ap pearances. The composer wrote many pop ular gospel songs which captured and still hold the public ear. Per haps his best known melody is the ever-popular "In My Heart there Rings a Melody," which has en joyed popularity all over the world and is still as well loved as when if first became known some years back. by for at - g f Singer-Composer To Libby Next Week I This will be an excellent op-j j porfumty to hear an outstanding! | musician singing many of his own! | loved compositions. no admission charge, hut a free will There will be - offering will be taken to help defray ! the artist's expense. 50% of the j j offering being retained to go on ! the Organ Fund at the church. i The choir and audience will als in the evening's singing, Everyone is urged to attend, states the pastor, the Rev. W, C. Stearns.! , , V 11 , Slncere hope, and my belief, that our people will distm guish themselves by showing our neighboring communities that we. I here in Libby, are ardent supporters 1 ,>f such a worthy cause—that we i have not forgotten. : WEATHER REPORT ■take part Mayor Harold Gompf today gave) his whole-hearted support to the Veterans of Foreign War Buddy Poppy Campaign, which will be held Saturday, May 8. MAYOR GOMPF ENDORSES THE POPPY DAY SALE In explaining his reason for backing the campaign, Mayor Gompf stated "The wonderful things that the VFW is doing with the proceeds from the annual Buddy Poppy sale more than warrants a generous con tribution from each member of this community. Following is the weather report as furnished through the courtesy of the Libby Ranger Station: Date April 29 72 April 30 May 3 .. May 4 May 5 . 64 H L Pr. 40 .00 57 .62 33 .00 29 .00 53 33 .10 28 .00 STATE LIBRARY ASS'N ENJOYS LIBBY MEETING The tsth mnuti f », Montana State I Uir- rv ' Ä -XJ?* #* he wä'hHd fn Libbv ^ t at the I incoln Counti Frei mk d 4 d.dv-sv^th^u Library. b y city county and rolleffe lihr^ j a n, mm all om mîmberTof h. S , , 1 v tension and their secretVv ' and a publisher's reoresent-itive ' d The meeting onened vt nn j morning™t 0 a m^wdh "by Mrs HazTl ChJ5.tSm£i S H.rdin y Jho has hLnnrolt^ ? Î SeÀ«^ îa tion for The^ î An invocation given bv Rev Wm c . Stearns was followed by à weT comc to the visitors bv Vi vor h,! old Gompf. Mrs. Julia McMullen 0 f Butte responded to the welcome Paullne Rich of Billings rc tary of the meeting and presented thp mir »utes Of the last meeting Reports were given as Treasurer and Membership. Jeane Lewis. Kalispcll; Membership PNLA. Kathleen Campbell, Mis sou la; Membership in ALA. Lesley Heathcote. Bozeman: Publicity Mm Mabel Miiler, Helena; Indexing the BULLETIN, Inez Ratckin. Libby; Federal Coordinator and SLEC Ellen Torgrimson. Missoula: MSLA representation in PNLA, Mary Leo Hall, Hamilton: ALA councilor. Mar garet Fulmer. Great Falls: Legisla tion, Mrs. Ruth Longworth, Cut Bank; Certification and Constitution revision. Mrs Amy Patterson. Great Falls; Adu „ education and Histor ian reports were prepared by Mrs. Barbara Pritchard of Billings and Doris Wilson of Bozeman who unable to attend Monday afternoons session eluded a tribute to the H VV. Wil son Co. on its 50th birthday by Evelyn Swant of Missoula; a book mobile talk by Virginia Walton of Columbus; the hign school library by Inez Haskins of Butte, the pub lie library inquiry bv Lesley Heath cote; intellectual freedom of libr; by Doris Wilson: national plan of public libraries, Margaret Fulmer; public library demonstration bill.' Ellen Torgrimson Two excellent films owned by the Montana SLEC were shown. "Library on Wheels." an( ) "Books and People- The Wealth Within.' The equipment and oper ator for this film showing was pos sible through the courtesy of O L Gillespie. Supt. * w as sec follows; m were m IK'S of Libby Public Schools. in Tuesday morning the group met at 8:30 to attend to unfinished and j new business, reports of the nomi nating. resolutions and 1949 meet j mg place committees. Election of a ■ new officers for the coming year (arc as follows: President Mrs. Àmy Patterson, Great Falls: President Elect, Evelyn Swant. Missoula; Sec rotary, Loretta Kilrov, Great Falls; Treasurer. Jeane Lewis, Kalispcll The association adopted a volun tary plan for certification of librar ians to help improve library stand ards in the state; adopted a new constitution; appointed com mit tot's <>n intellectual freedom, recruiting of librarians, and planning. Social events for the convention j started with a no-host supper at the Surprise Cafe Sunday night. Mon day noon a luncheon was held at the Cafe with Carlton Joughin as guest speaker. Mr. Joughin made a few comments on our town and the Greater Libby Association and then gave a history and description of the Zonolitc mine and the uses for vermiculite. Tube samples of vermiculite were given to each guest, j; A banquet was held in the First Presbyterian Church parlors Mon day evening, served by the ladies of Circle B. Inez Ratckin presided (Continued on Page Seven) Mayor Appoints City Park Board Mayor Harold Gompf appointed four members of the Citv Council to serve as the City Park Board at a meeting held Monday cveninc Selected to serve we're Bud Ad kins, Thomas Robertson, Dick Bu'.i (and Llovd Midvett. ! j j i 1 Also passing with unanimous fa vor at this time was the lighting project, with only three property j owners opposing the measure, which was not enough to hold it up The lights, which will be installed ; on Mineral Ave. are of the verv j latest type, being 16000 watt lumens ; lamps containing mercury vapor They will be placed on 30 foot | metal posts, with a center light ! and staggered corner light, on each i block, so that the whole block will j be illu minated, said Mayor G ompf : "~ —_ Earl Measner spent the weekend in Kalispell on business. To Begin Baseball Practice Tonight There will be a baseball practice j this evening beginning at 6:30 on i the baseball grounds at the park, i All who are interested in playing ! this summer are invited to attend, according to W. J. Erickson. The practice was called following a meeting Tuesday* evening at the V. F. W. post room, where a report was given by Erickson regarding the league organization meeting he attended Sunday at Poison. The Libby team has been invited to affiliate with the league.