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Onr Biggest Log Jam
In pioneer logging days, most logs
were driven to the sawmill by float
ing them down rivers and streams,
Sometimes a few logs would become
lodged against rocks, sharp bends
or shallow bars in the river. Other
logs would pile up as they floated
against this original obstruction, in
the end causing such a tangle that
Oiten it was necessary to blast the
key logs with dynamite. The larg
est jam is thought to have occurred
on the St. Croix river in Minnesota,
June, 1886.
board feet of logs were piled in a
mass which extended for miles.
Reans Used in Voting
During the Middle Ages in Eng
land, beans were used as voting
cards at election. Those who de
sired to vote on any candidate or
issue were gwen a white and a
black bean. If you agreed to the
candidate you used the white bean,
if not you used the black bean. This
was the origin of the term "black
balled." as small balls were later
substituted for the beans. During
the period juries also used the bean
system in voting, the black bean
meaning guilty.
More than 150 million
New Products Needed
Despite the fact that there are
than 200
tured for use on electrified farms,
new uses appear daily. Among the
electrical products needed, but not
now 'manufactured for the farm,
are an electrically driven feeder
that will distribute chicken feed
from one central point to hoppers
throughout the hen house, and a
wet mop attachment for a vacuum
cleaner to mop linoleum floors.
Sea Snail Dyes
The crushed sea snail, murex,
found along Mediterranean shores,
provided the raw material for the
famous Tyrian purple, manufac
tured by the Phoenicians. Tyrian
purple was more than $150 a pound
in the days of the Roman empire.
None but the nobility could afford
such luxuries. Hence the expression
"born to the purple." Today vat
dies of superior quality sell for
around $1 a pound.
Arizona's National Parks
Arizona's Grand Canyon national
park, containing one of the world's
greatest wonders, the Grand Can
yon, has an area of 1.008 square
miles, is 56 miles long and con
tains 105 miles of the winding Colo
rado river. Arizona has twice as
many national monuments and
more land in Indian reservations
than any other state in the union.
Placing the Bathtub
When planning a bathroom, avoid
placing the tub under a window,
Plumbing and Heating Industries
bureau suggests. The location un
der a window is likely to'be drafty
and it is inconvenient when repairs
made to the window or when
storm windows are be
are
screens or
ing washed or replaced.
Perpetual Crop
Cranberry growers never have to
replant their crops. A cranberry
vine, if tended properly, will go on
producing berries indefinitely. The
first commercial cranberry bog was
built in Harwich, Mass.,
and is still producing a crop every
year.
in 1846,
Fast Starting Fluid
A new starting fluid, seven times
flammable as gasoline, will start
diesel, automobile and aircraft en
gines in 10 seconds in temperatures
as low as 40 degrees below zero,
and make year-round power pro
duction possible in the Arctic.
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No Need for Gasoline
Gasoline should never be used for
in the home, cautions
any purpose
the National Board of Fire Under
writers. It gives off heavy vapors
which have been known to travel 50
feet to the pilot light of a gas heater
and explode.
Blanching Vegetables
Blanching or scalding vegetables
immediately before quick freezing
loss of flavor and color
prevents
and makes certain that the vege
tables keep their food value during
storage.
For Quick Peeling
For easy peeling of peaches, dip
the fruit in boiling water for a min
ute or two. then quickly into cold
water and the skins will slip easily.
A pinch of salt adds to the flavor in
cooked fruit.
Russia Leads in Peat
There are approximately 65,000
square
Russia. The next largest peat-pro
ducing country, Canada, has about
37,000 square miles of such depos
miles of peat deposits in
its.
Sounds Real Warning
South American theaters sound a
"lovers' warning" before turning on
the theater lights after the comple
tion of each picture or perform
ance.
First Ghost Story
The ancient Greeks can take
credit for the first ghost story ever
written. The "Iliad" of Homer was
the first ghost story in poetry.
Color of Vegetables
Vegetables usually called green
also are yellow. They will average
part of yellow to three parts
one
green.
Coninimity
The first community forest in
America was established in 1710 at
Newington, Vt. .
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The earth is nearest the sun in
January and farthest away in July.
In 1947 the date of perihelion (when
the earth was closest) was January
3, and the distance separating us
91.342,000 miles. The time when
farthest apart, called aphe
was
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lion, came on July 5. 1947. with the
distance of 94,451,000 miles. The
reason that it is warmer in July
than in January is not due to any
close approach of the sun, but to the
fact that in the northern hemi
sphere the sun comes more nearly
overhead and its ray of heat and
light fall on the ground more nearly
vertically and are more concen
trated than in the winter.
Founder of the Army
William Booth, founder of the Sal
vation Army, preached 60,000 ser
mons in 60 years and traveled five
million miles. Pioneering in the use
of the automobile, he led a caravan
of four of the earliest mode! Nanier
cars on a 62-day revival tour
through England and Scotland,
holding an average of three meet
ings each dav. He was 74 years old
at the time. He remained vigorously
active until the day of his death,
August 20. 1912. at the age of 83.
Development of Telescope
The first practical refracting tele
scope was invented by Hans Lip
pershey, a spectacle-maker in Mid
dleburg, Holland, in 1608. As origi
nally devised, it was a monocular
opera-glass, composed of a convex
and à concave lens fitted at oppo
site ends of a tube. This original
telescope was a toy /compared to
the 200-inch Mt. Palomar telescope,
which astronomers expect will pen
etrate space six septillion miles.
Oval €
Quick Service Garage
Service for Your Car
If it is worth driving at all
your car is worth the kind
of check-up and repair ser
vice we are equipped to give.
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MUSIC BY
Rocky Star and His Rythm Rascals
POPULAR & WESTERN SWING MUSIC
Where You Meet Your Friends
Sound Destroys Bacteria
The dairy industry has discovered
that supersounds passing through
milk beat bacteria to death in a
few seconds, compared to about
half an hour under ordinary meth
ods of pasteurization by heat. Su
homogenize
persounds also can
milk, breaking up the molecules to
leave a fluid of easy digestibility
All these developments may be
overshadowed by the part that su
persounds may play in medicine,
according to scientists at Univer
sity of California who have
ceeded in killing the deadly germ
Staphylococcus by subjecting it to
vibration
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Public Owned Utilities
Nebraska and Tennessee are the
first states to have all electric utili
ties publicly owned. Throughout the
nation, there are some 3,400 cities
now served by electric system;;
owned by municipalities, coopera
districts.
fives or publ'c oower
Greatest concentration of publicly
owned electric facilities is in Ten
the Middle
nessee valley states.
West and states bordering the Gulf
of Mexico.
New Water Softener
A new water softener is equipped
with two features that make regen
eration easier and more automatic,
says Plumbing and Heating Indus
tries bureau. The softener has a
single control valve that performs
the entire regenerating job—brin
ing, rinsing, brine refill and service.
An alarm signal rings automati
cally to indicate when it is time to
move the handle to the next posi
tion
READ THE WESTERN NEWS
The regular meeting of the W.
O, T M, was held Thursdav, Mav
20. at the Moose hall with 14
bers and one visitor present.
The Memorial service was held
co-worker Preston placing
; for our dccoas€*d members.
this
W. O. T. M. HOLDS MEETING
with
flowe
It was decided to have our an
nual birthday dinner again
year, co-workers Downing. Cale and
Buti being on the committee to]
make arrangements.
Our chapter has an invitation to
visit Shodair Hospital on June 20,
Nomination of officers were as
follows: Sr. Regent, Muriel Thomp
son; Jr. Regent, Cornelia Conn and
Mabel Johnson; Chaplain, Nona
Parker and Emily Downing; Re-1
corder. Agnes Brennan and Bessie
Smith; Treasurer, Madeline Wilson.
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After the business meeting a deli
I cious lunch was served by co-work
ers Escott and Murray.—Publicity
committee.
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, a ^ rl< ^ a ^ shower held at
the Buck home on Wednesday
evening of last week with Mrs. L. C.
Buck and Miss Mildred as hostesses,
Eighteen guests enjoyed the even
ing with sewing and visiting. Two
games were played at which Miss
Johnson and Miss Angela Huchala
won prizes. The home was prettily
decorated with bouquets of spring
flowers M
The honor guest was the recipient
of many beautiful gifts and the well
wishes of those present.
The evening was brought to a
close with the serving of a tasty
dessert lunch by the hostesses.
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MISS CAROL JOHNSON
GUEST AT BRIDAL SHOWER
Miss Carol Johnson was the honor
FIRST LUTHERAN SERNIOR
LADIES' AID MEET
The Senior Ladies' Aid of the
First Lutheran Church was enter
tained by one of its members, Mrs.
Carl Larson, at her home last
Thursday afternoon. In spite of the
rainy weather, there was a good
attendance. The program topic waa
presented by Pastor Hjortholm and
Mrs. Melvin Paulson. The topic
was "Weeds and Wheat," based on
I the parable of The Tares and the
Wheat.
Lunch was served by the hostess
at the close of the meeting. The
visitors were, Mrs. Martin and Mrs.
Joy from Troy, Mrs. Tipton. Mrs.
Brady Brown, Mrs. Palmer Knud
son and children, Mrs. Ove Larson
and children, Mrs. Ed Olson and
Mrs. Bennett. __
LIBBY FLYING SERVICE
IS OUTSTANDING
The Libby Flying
v one itself "noble" in the promo
tion of Libby in the flying world
within the past two years, according
to information gleaned from the
statistics recorded here.
The Flying Service started its
growth less than three years ago]
when the G-I flying courses were'
offered by the government under
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PAT'S SERVICE STATION
CORNER MINERAL AVENUE AND HIGHWAY NO. 2 - CARTER OIL DISTRIBUTOR
the supervision of Russell Deist.
| The first few pilots-to-bo took
their instruction from Diest in a ;
mem-'single cub plane. These few pilots
I now number nearly 100, a pcrcen
: tage higher than any other city,
i of this size in the United States. |
I The Libby Hangar of Montana .
Pilot's Association has 60 members,
1 which is remarkable in that this j
is about as large a membership as
any other place in the state,
j The cub plane is nut alone on the
field now. There are two Cubs,
j one special Cub, two Cruisers and
| one Stinson used for instruction i
| a nd flights. The Cubs carry pilot i
| and one passenger, the Cruisers |
I two passengers and the Stinson !
will carry pilot and three passen
i* e rs
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! Libbyites are becoming more and
j more air-minded and call the local
d t to charter
a plane for al- j
I most daily flights to Spokane, Kal- 1
I ispell, and other nearby cities, i
Cross-country flights as far as Cali-1
I fornia. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, etc. j
j have been chartered from here.
j Planes arc hired here to circle graz
in g coun trics trying to spot ranging
with several successful trips I
b e j n#î noted And in case of an I
emergency, Libby pilots are on the |
beam as was witnessed when a
j^gj ra nchcr was snowed in and
nee< j e d supplies this spring.
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flt S P llots are , ser '°V s al ? out |
their s , ome working for their
commercial license, others being :
content to have a pilots license only,
?°.. the >* can enjoy the air transpor
h ' J* "h D twelves where
,, wlsh to Jhcre are no.
m< i n among them, who dc -1
*ßht in showing off. There is no :
hazardous flying, a credit to the lo- j
cal association.
Preliminary work is being started I
for the construction of a shop, ad- j
ministration building and hangars
to be constructed on the south side
of the airport. These will be in
addition to the hangar and office 1
building now on the north side of
of flying field, which is
by the Forest Service.
Much work is still needed on the
field itself, it being exceptionally
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RADIO INTERFERENCE
It is estimated that 80 percent of radio inter
ference is man made . . .
BRING IN YOUR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
AND HAVE THEM FILTERED
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BAKER'S RADIO SERVICE
Libby, Montana
Phone 188X
rough and rocky in comparison to
other fields over the state. When
is not on the
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was purchased from the Rod ana
Gun Club, having served as their
shooting range* at one time.
The site of ine new buildings
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FLOWERS
IN HE1B0RIÜM
• Plants and floral arrange
ments to decorate the graves
of war heroes and other loved
ones on Decoration Day. May
30.
Remember To Send Flowers
LIBBY FLORAL
AND GIFT SHOP

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