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The Western News
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Devoted to the Development of Libby, and of Lincoln County
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Libby, Lincoln County, Montana.Thursday, August 26. 1948
VOLUME XLVIII
Number 15
-Committee Plans Complete for
Libby Fair-Celebration Event
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The program for the Western
Lincoln County Labor Day Fair &
Celebration is practically complete
and everything points to a "biggest
and best yet" two days of fair and
celebration, according to Ed Dut
ton, advertising manager for the
big event.
Sid Escott, parade chairman says
this year's parade will be the long
est and best ever seen in Libby.
ha^ in beln th a1loUed th t a o Z"
e r H dt ?25 ate A 1 /other 1 nr i ? es ' w i ll
S°i VJL" ÄEJS3" The
line-up and route of the parade
ïn 1 ^ neXt WeCk ' S WCSt '
e twL S wili hf. two hall ffames
daily, the teams playing for a gen
crT/baTwith Bonner w^Tekoi
Wash., and Simshuck Bros, team
from Spokane will meet. Both Bon
ners and Libby have winning teams
this year and'their game promises
plenty of action and thrills. The
two Washington teams are also live
teams who will add materially to
the interest of the baseball games,
The first game Sunday is called at
1:00 p. m. and Mondav at 2:00 p. m.
Each year the agricultural, live
stock and home exhibits increase
r re Sh .°„"d uRSTÄ are' S befng
Xred â^d thféxhiïds hhiuld also
be correspondingly greater and bet
ter. Additional prizes in these de
partments that have not been listed
elsewhere include a sack of mash
for the grand poultry prize and a
25-lb. bag calf pellets each for the
beef and dairy prizes in the calf
show. These prizes are given by
The Robertson Feed Store. Tinker's
fM ! i V oT r S hevmn nr SuDreme U g°asühnÏ
Z l a v nfrn n
for the best six ear exhibit of com
either field corn or sweetcorn: and
as 3 second prize, a complete RPM
° Anothlr' added prize is for all
children under 12 years of a ge en
ÂSeZSeÆ the Ä
These tickets will be given through
courtesy of The Dome Theatre and
' the Fair Board.
Saturday evening
formal opening of
Demonstrations and the Judging
Contest will be held at 7:30 in the
High School building. The same
evening at 9:00 o'clock flower judg
ing will be held at the Ball Park.
The ball games Sunday open the
formal sports program with the
preceding the
the Fair, 4-H
gates opening p. m.
the first game beginning at 1:00
o'clock.
The Sunday evening program be
gins at 7:00 p. m. with music and
acts at the Ball Park. Bill Haney,
magician from Great Falls, will be
present to entertain the big crowd
that evening. In addition to the
magician, there will be plenty of
local talent, including a Little Ger
man Band, to round out the even
ing's entertainment. This band will
also appear in the parade and other
times during the celebration. It is
an Andy Gompf production and
"knows its pretzels."
forget the big street dance on Min
eral Avenue," added Ed Dutton. It
will be Sunday night after the en
tertainment at the Ball Park.
Monday morning's program from
9:00 a, m. till 12 Noon, will be free
to all and will consist of log saw
ing, chopping contests, races and
other sports. This program will be
in front of the grandstand.
Following the parade which is
scheduled for 1:00 o'clock, the first
ball game will be played, with the
final game being called for 4:00
p. m.
Monday evening's program at the
Ball Park will feature Leo Filippini
' and his accordion, with Lois Half
pap, acrobatic dancer and accordion
ist, Charles Luedke, Magician from
Missoula, will also add to the Mon
day evening's entertainment. The
programs the two evenings, alone
are said to be worth more than the
admission price to the entire cele
bration and fair.
Immediately following the reg
ular program at the Park, the Lib
And don't
by Fire Department w r ill award its
prizes, which will be the closing
event of another big celebration.
Dexter Shaurette. secretary,
the Fair Board states that immed
iately after the Fair and célébra
tion, the board plans to publish
list of all who donate to the big
event and list the amount of each
donation.
The Western News will publish
next week any further details that
are available regarding the two
days celebration and fair, and mean
while urges one and all to meet
their friends in Libby September
5 & 6, the davs of the big event.
WEATHER REPORT
Following is the weather report
for the past week furnished thru
the courtesy of the Libby Ranger
Station;
Date
August 19
August 20
August 21
August 22
August 23
August 24
August 25
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52
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Mr. and Mrs. Russell Anderson
and family spent last week visiting
in Portland, Spokane, and Olympia,
Washington.
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Earle Heads G.O.P.
Centra! Committee
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Thursday evening of last week
the Republican central committee
held its organization meeting. G. C.
Earle, who has served for the past
two years as chairman for Lincoln
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and Ä r fcrZ
again as state central committee
"V Mr. and Mrs, George Weide
*™*n,
£g the state gathering of the party
which is held today in Billings,
They are attending as proxies for
Thl f<Xwi?g are the republican
central committeemen and women
f °p r ^n°î n r 5^ >UI ?^p rirtin „ winton
Portine. Winto
Graham ^Àlicc
No- 2—Urah Ben Graham Alice
_ k ' ^,° r 3 Peterson
SoderiiM, Mrs Albeit Peteison.
No. 4 m T n e „ 6 r !' V
« l e W. Berg No. f,-Eurek a P. V.
£ linl > e ' Mis. H. J. Mem mg. No.
fureka Gordon _Lyons Clara M^
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S'x Sturm M s' W J
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Hal . : Trl f Hv 'Tii R f ihhv
Jfll. Trudy Wood. No. 18-Libby^
J- Earle, Lett»i Sauen No,.19
Svfs. No. 20-McCorm.ck, ' Ernest
Bergsiecker: Mrs. Roland Ober
» N 21—I ake Creek Harrv
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Wiedem f n; Edlth wiedema'n. No. 23
^Troy. Dr. E Mrs J. B.
Hen ' Cole; Mrs Jack Ninneman!
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No. Libbj Caileton Joughm,
Mrs ' Hu e h Slauson.
committeeman and committee
from the Yaak are attend
Vets Lose To
Columbia Falls
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^ mners of the H. B. Wallace sec
on d-hand store name contest
ar ) nounc <?d today by Mr. Wallace,
who reported that the store would
namec * Wallace Trading Post."
... Ll? 0 ?.® suggested by both
Libby Vets dropped a loosely
played ball game to Columbia Falls
on the Falls diamond last Sunday
by a score of 13 to 7. It was one
of those days when everything hap
pens and the Libby boys were
throwing the ball all over the field.
Columbia Falls combined 12 hits
with 9 Libby errors to score their
13 runs. Libby had men in scoring
position all through the early inn
ings of the game but failed to get
them across the plate. Erickson and
F. Spencer were on the mound for
Libby, ragged support leading to
their downfall. Claoper, Falls pitch
er, used a slow' ball against the Lib
by hitters and managed to last out
the ball game.
Libby plays its final league game
Sunday against the Eureka team.
On September 12 Libby plays White
fish in Libby in a semifinal game
to determine which team will play
against the winner of the Ronan
Columbia Falls game for the cham
pionship of the Western Montana |
league. The two winners and the j
two losers will play the final games
in Whitefish on September 19. Prize
money will be divided between the
four teams in the playoff.
Wallace Trading
Post is the Name
were
Johnson Libby, and by
H'll Dornngton.Libby, who will
cnvide the $15 first prize money.
I a , Eureka, won second
' foe the suggested name
PJ . „ s ,® to T p . ^ Shop," and
a v , ei *o i e third
of ,.? 3 ,, " e New Deal."
Mr. Wallace, W. R. Littell, and
Hal , epner, contest judges, re
P° r f e o fbat many appropriate and
*/ ev ?„ 0 su ®®P s ^ ons were included in*
rP e * 3 contest entries received, and
selection of
ai U,i5 u ^
Wallace Trading Post" will
open soon in the building now oc
cupied by Geringer hardware. De
tails will be announced later.
prize
prize winners was
NOTICE
All present and former members
of the Libby School Band, who wish
to play in the band for the Labor
Day Celebraton, are requested to
meet in the Music Room at the high
school Monday evening. August 30.
at 7:30 p, m, _
Mrs. Mary Ferguson and son
Ewan of Coeur d'Alene are visiting
at the home of Mrs. Nina Fraser
Mrs. Ferguson left here 23 years
ago and this is her first visit back.
She noted especially how much the
trees had grown and remarked
"How green it is."
Polish War Bride
Tells of Russian
Slave Labor Camp
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American Communists who are
so anxious to change the present
form of government ought to spend
some time either in the European
section controlled by the Russians
or in Russia itself.
That's the message of Mrs. ateni
Carlson, a Polish war bride who
landed in the United States Thurs
day, July 29.
Mrs. Carlson knows of the brutal
ity of the Russians and she said that
pared to them the Germans
w-ere a mild lot of people.
Born in Poland and reared there,
Mrs. Carlson felt the brutality and
horrors of war when the Germans
invaded her native land to start
off the Second World War. The
German occupation wasn't long un
derway until she and her parents
were herded on a train for slave
labor camps of Germany.
En route the train was bombed
by the Russians and everyone was
on his or her own until the
was over. Those rounded up headed
for the woods alongside the rail
road tracks. She became separted
from her parents and to this day
does not know their fate. >
Mrs. Carlson, then Steffi Batruch,
was forced to work in a German
factory as a slave laborer. There
was no pay and only enough food
to exist. She slept at night in a
room in which were crowded more
than a half hundred other girls
working in the German factory.
When the war was oyer she began
to work in an American hospital,
where Ray Carlson of Libby, Mon
tana, a mess sergeant, was station
ed. They worked there together
for some time before becoming ac
quainted. As a matter of fact it
wasn't until they were invited to
a private home for dinner that they
met each other and then their war
time romance began.
They were married February 14,
1947, and when they returned to
this country brought back with
them their eight month old daugh
ter. Christine, named for Mrs. Carl
son's mother. Surprisingly the baby
stobd the trip over the Atlantic
ocean and the subsequent plane
trip from Fort Hamilton to Pitts
burg better than the parents.
The Carlsons came to Grindstone
Saturday to pay a visit to James
Duratz, * Jr. The latter and Sgt.
Carlson had been stationed in Ger
many together.
The Carlsons are headed for Mon- ;
tana, where they expect to live.
Here they were met by the Ser
geant's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Carlson, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Roy, who drove east to meet them
and take them back home. They
left at noon Sunday and after drop
ping the Roys off in Michigan they
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expect to reach Libby, Montana.
within a week. There Sgt. Carlson
will return to working for a lumber
concern after serving more than
five years in the army.
Sgt. Carlson said he knew- little
more of actual conditions concern
ing the Berlin situation because
Germany the civilans and enlisted
men had to rely on the same news
sources available here. However,
the home newspapers carried more
news and were not liable to the
same censorship.
He said that conditions in Allied
controlled Germany were not near
ly as bad as they were painted
some cases. He saw no starvation.
Although food was not plentiful,
was adequate and probably better
for the population than more lux
ury items would be. He said the
American control had finally wiped
out the black market and that the
Germans were able to get all the
food they were entitled to under
their ration cards,
On the other hand ration cards
in the Soviet sector of Germany
called for more food but seldom
were the people able to get even
half of what the ration cards per
mitted.—Brownsville (Pa.) Tele
graph. August 7.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carlson left
Libbv July 2 and arrived home Aug
ust 9, On their trip, they visited
Mr. and Mrs. John Nass in Glas
gow. Mrs. Carlson's brother in On-j
tario, Canada, and her sister in
Duluth. While in Duluth, Mrs.
son's brother, w-hom she had not
seen for twenty years, came from
Minneapolis to visit. They visited
Mr. Carlson's folks in Cass Lak*-.
Minn., and also visited at Rapid Citv
Mich., Mooseheart. Ill., and Ft. Peck
Dam. They were glad to get home j
and liked Montana best of all
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Morris E. Littleton
Dies Last Sunday
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Morris Edward Littleton, age 55.
died in his sleep from natural
causes sometime early Sunday mor
ning. He was employed at the Hay
wire Mine in the Yaak country and
retired about 1:00 a. m. Sunday
morning. When he was called be
tween 9:00 and 10:00 a. m. he was
found dead in his bed.
Mr. Littleton has been in Lincoln
County for the past four or five
years, and has been employed at
the Haywire Mine since the first
of last June. He claimed to have
relatives in Boston, Mass., but it
has been impossible to locate them.
and there are no other known rela
tives.
Funeral services will be held to
day at the Gompf Funeral Home in
Libby and interment made in the
Libby cemetery. _
Mr. and Mrs. William Tatman
of Wenatchee visiteii Mr, and Mrs
Frank Warner over the weekend.
Libby Schools
Open Sep t I
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L.bby schools will open Tuesday,
September 7th at 8:45 a. m. Grade
and j unior high school students will
register for school at that time and
high ,-chool students will gather as
a g roU p a t that time after their
registration during the previous
week.
Many new faces will appear
arr ,ong the faculty this year. Four
t eon new members and the return
of two former teachers makes a
ti>ta 1 of sixteen teachers in the sys
t em that were not here last year,
Seventeen members of last years
faculty arc returning this fall. In
addition to the changes normally
expected three additional teachers
were necessary this ' year to take
care () f the increased enrollment,
® ne te acher was added to the grade
g r0 up. one to the high school
a teacher secured for a rural school
* n McGinnis Meadows. New mem
bers this year, their home and their
colleges are; Miss Marie Donnay,
Maple Lake, Minn., St. Cloud Teach
ers College; Mr. Edward Marshall,
Cincinnati. Ohio, Rollins College,
Winter Park, Florida; Mrs. Ruth
Snyder. Ashton. Idaho, Valley City
State Teachers College; Miss Dor
0 thy Weinberg, Hardin, Montana,
Eastern Montana State Normal
School; Mrs. Halbe Jenkins, Noxon.
Montana, Minot State Teachers Col
lege; Miss Germaine Schlumm. Lib
by. Holy Names College; Miss Car
nelle Livingston, Duffield, Virginia,
Lincoln Memorial University. Har
rogate, Tennessee; Charles Cozad,
Stevensville, Duguesne University,
Pittsburg. Pa.; Douglas Ruthford,
Libby, Northwest Bible Inst. &
Sem.; Jean George. Bozeman, Mon
tana State College; Raymond Hok
onson. Bozeman. Montana State Uni
versity; George E. Bowring. Jr.,
Dillon, Montana State University;
Kenneth Card. Bozeman, Montana
State College; and Mary Agnes
Ragen. Townsend, Montana State
College. In addition Hester Dunn
anc i Thelma Courtright former mem
bers of the faculty in Libby, are
returning this year,
High School Faculty
High School staff members in
dude W. J. Erickson, principal who
will teach Social Sciences; Mrs.
Leilah Boepple. Mathematics; Mrs.
Margaret Church, freshman and
sophomore English; Mrs. Olga Erick
son, senior English, Latin and Dra
&i&tic«: Mr. Calvin Kusler, Indus
trial Arts and Vocational Relations:
Mr. H. T. Rogers. Physics and Bio
logy; Mrs. Hilda Yarlett, Commer
dal subjects. New teachers on the
high school staff include Mr. Ken
neth Card, Athletics, Physical Edu- j
cation and General Science; Miss |
and
Jean George. Home Economics; Mr.
Raymond Hokonson. History, Social
Studies; Miss Mary Agnes Ragen.
Girls Physical Education, Junior
English, and Dramatics; Mr. George
Bowring Jr., Music.
All students, whether new or for
mer students in the Libby High
School, are asked to register and
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Rhoda Frances Harrington, daugn
ter of Professor and Mis. r. M.
Harrington, Bozeman, and Mai tin 1.
Farris, son of Mr and Mrs. Jacob
B. Farris, Troy, were married at
4 p. m. Friday in the First Piesby
tenan church
White gladioli, white candles,
white asters and sweet peas were
used as decoration for the church
Rev. E. Ray Cameron officiated and
wedding music was played by Mar
iaret Lampen of Great Falls
Virginia Risch of Omaha, Neb..
was maid of honor and George
Hoyem of Thompson Fa Is was best
man. Ushers were Charles Gray of
Darby and Gordon LaRue of
in
in
it
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Harrington-Farris
Rites in Missoula
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ena.
The bride wore a white dross with
: fitted bodice and full skirt. In hei
hair was a band of stephanotis and
|she carried a bouquet of white rose
Carl-[buds, stephanotis
Miss Risch had an aqua dress with
ja headband and a bouquet of pink
, gladioli.
and
streamers.
The bride's moth' : wore black
accessories and a corsage of pink
rosebuds with her light blue dress.
and the groom's mother wore pow
der blue accessories and a pink rose
bud corsage with a navy blue dress.
Pink and white sweet peas, asters,
gladoli and candles were decoration
at a reception in the Mayfair room
of Hotel Florence. Mrs. William
Walker and Helen Carr poured and
Maude Parker had charge of the
guest book.
Guests from out of town for the
wedding were Marie Wade of Ste
vensville, Kenneth Kirkpatrick of
Kalispell, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ja
queth and sons. Robert and Kenneth
of Libbv.
Mrs. Farris was graduated from
Montana State University in June
in business administration. She is
äffiliated with Pi Beta Phi sorority
and is a charter member of Phi Chi
Theta honorary sorority. She is
employed at the University regis
trar's office.
The groom spent three years in
service mostly in the South Pacific
during the war, A senior at MSU.
he is past president of Sigma Phi
Epsilon fraternity, member of In
tercollegiate Knights and as a fresh
ntan was a member of Central
board. He is on the executive board
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Open Selective
Service Office for
Lincoln County
According to D. 0 Mount. Char
les Skranak will serve at least tem
porarily as clerk of the Lincoln
County Selective Service Board,
which will bo opened August 30 in
the courthouse. Members of the
board art E. E. Jaqucth, Clay Pars
er, and Homer McCullough of Eur
eka.
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N*UIUI JUIIIDUI ▼▼ CU3
Mon born after August 30, 1922
will register August 30. Those men
whose birthdays arc in 1923 will
register August 31st to September
1. Mon born during 1924 register
September 2 and 3; those born in
1925, September 4 or 7; Men born
in 1926 register September 8 and 9.
in 1927. September 10 and 11: in
1928, September 13 and 14; in 1929,
September 15 and 16; and men born
before September 19, during 1930
will register September 17 and 18.
All men within the foregoing
age limits will be required to regis
ter, regardless of whether or not
they may be exempted from service
Smith McNeill To
Head County Demos
A spirited group of Democrats
mot in the Community Room last
Friday evening for the purpose of
electing officers for the ensuing
term, and laying plans for the com
ing General Election.
Committeemen and Committee
women of the Lincoln County Dem
ocratic Central Committee were ad
vised of the opening of nominations
by Smith McNeill, acting chairman,
with J. T Brindley acting as sec
retary.
Elected were Smith McNeill chair
man, Chet Smith vice-chairman,
Mrs. Corrine Baeth. secretary-treas
urer. C. F. Dierman State com
mitteeman, Mrc. Ruth Sloan State
committeewonian. Appointments for
Finance committee were J. T. Brind
ley, chairman. Fred Maurer and Mrs.
Grace Miller. Mrs. I. B. Flcsher was
appointed chairman of publicity to
be assisted by Mailand Adkins and
Wm. J, Anderson.
Much interesting and sincere dis
cussion was entered into by all pres
ent w'ith several folks being called
upon for impromptu talks. Enthus
iasm for their party prevailed thru
out the evening.
A district meeting was held Tues
day evening at the C.Y.O Hall,
Eureka, where plans were made for
the coming campaign. A number of
party workers from South Lincoln
County were present.
Ralph E. Spencer
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Carol Johnson, daughter
and Mrs. A. L Johnson of Harlem.
and Ralph E. Spencer, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Spencer of Libby,
were married in Harlem, Sunday,
August 22 at 2:00. The ceremony
w'as held at the Mormon church
with President B Murphy officia
ting.
The bride wore a gown made
from white parachute silk and a
finger tip veil. Her bouquet was of
red roses.
Maid of honor was Joyce John
son. sister of the bride, her dress
was of lime green satin, and she
carr i e d a nosegay of summer flow -
ers
Kenneth Spencer, brother of the
groom, w r as best man.
-php bride was given in marriage
by her father.
Music for the wedding was a duct
-j Love You Truly" sung by the
Misses Faith and Ferne Zollars.
and -Because" sung by Faith Zol
i ars xhe processional w-as Wagner's
Wedding March from Lohengrin
placed by Miss Shirlev Larson i
The bride is a graduate of Har- I
h em High school and has attended I
tca eher's colleges at Havre and
Pr , )VO E 'tah. She has taught for !
years in the Libby schools The
groom is a graduate of the Libby j
high school and a veteran of World j
The couple will be at home Se p-1 c
tomber 1 in Libbv
f Mr.
; War II
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jKeglers are League
Softball Champions
The last league softball game of
the 1948 season will be played to
morrow night. August 27, The dope
bucket gives Zonal ite the edge, but
dope buckets are frequently upset
so the Union may come back with
an easy victory. Friday night will
tell the tale.
Last Monday evening the game
between Keglers and the Merchants
developed into another track meet
with the final score being 17-10 in
favor of Keglers. This made the
third Merchant game where the
score 17 figured. The team lost to
Zonolite 17-8. and won from Union
24-17.
The Keglers team holds the lea
gue championship regardless of to
morrow night's game, having won
five games and losing one.
League standing todate follows;
Team
Keglers
Zonolite
Merchants
Union
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Mrs. Luvia Craven, Mrs. Gladyce
Boggess, and Cara Lou, are spend
ing the week in Canada. They arc
motoring through Glacier Park,
Calgary, and on to Banff and Lake
Louise.
ITobacco Valley
Fair Sep t 3-4
In Eureka
August will depart and Septem
ber come in while thousands attend
fairs & other celebrations m North
west Montana The first of the
fairs begins today in Kalispell and
continues through tomorrow and
Saturday. Elaborate plans for en
tertainment in addition to the var
ious entries and displays have been
made and huge crowds are now
enjoying this annual event.
The next event of the season will
be the Tobacco Valley Community
Fair which is Friday and Saturday
of next week at Eureka. In ad
dition to the displays of stock, grain,
garden products, food, necdlecraft,
and other entries The Tobacco Val
ley Fair will give a full program
of entertainment for young ana old,
the complete program appearing on
the Eureka page of this issue. The
Fair at Eureka is an annual event
and each year it shows improve
ment in amount of preparation and
the entertainment furnished its at
tendants.
The Western Lincoln County La
bor Day Fair & Celebration is sched
uled for Sunday and Monday, Sept.
5-6. A write-up of this big event
appears under a separate heading
in this issue, and a page display
giving the program and order of
events appears on Page Nine. Fair
catalogs for both the Libby and
Tobacco Valley Fairs were printed
in this office and may be secured
by all who are interested in the
respective cities where the fairs are
held
Whitefish will also entertain Sun
day and Mondav. September 5-6
when that city holds its Ninth an
nual Montana Championship boat
ing regatta on Whitefish I^ake. In
addition to Montana entries, con
testants from California and Wash
ington are expected to compete.
There will also be a league base
ball championship play off, fire
works and an airshow.
Sanders County held its annual
fair last week end. which with the
Eureka Rodeo held a week ago last
week end, pretty well takes care
of Northwest Montana entertain
ment for August and September of
1948
Libby Pioneers
■old Picnic
The Libby Pioneer Society held
its annual picnic at Pioneer Park
last Sunday with an enthusiastic
and friendly group of the old-timers
enjoying the pleasant afternoon,
After the usual good picnic meal
had been consumed the rest of the
time was spent in a short program
and visiting,
President W. E, Dexter conducted
a business meeting after which he
asked Inez Ratekin to introduce
the program speakers. Harry How
a rd who was a young fellow in this
vicinity in the 1880's spoke a few
wmrds after which A. W Gram
bauer told a story of a race with
a snowslide when the Snowrshoe
Mine was running in earlv days.
Mrs. George Pike told of her at
tendance at the Libby picnic in Port
land last year where she saw many
former residents. Mrs. Jim Spen
ccr related her family's experience
with Indians in the early days in
Washington and recited a lumber
jack poem. Mrs. Piko Margaret
Redfield. and W E Dexter told
humorous anecdotes,
Chef Dexter made his usual good
brands of coffee and lemonade Sec
retarv Mrs James Reedv and Treas -
urer 'Mrs. W. W Blew" had charge
of the tables Vice President James
Harris assisted with transportation.
and James J Reedy sent out the
ards,
State to Rebuild
Bull Lake Road
Approximately
15 miles
■xtend -
i ing south from U. S. 2 on the Bull
Lake road is scheduled to receive
construction work beginning this
fall, stated County Clerk George
C Earle last Friday. The state has
allocated $70,000 for the work. $12,
000 of which will be used for en
gineering and the remaining $58.
000 for actual construction work.
The Bull Lake road is termed a
secondary highway project, and the
engineering is scheduled to begin
the first of September.
It is estimated that the money al
located by the state is sufficient to
build 13 miles of the highway, but
an added two miles is expected to
result from wholehearted coopera
tion given the project by Lincoln
County which will cooperate every
way possible in the project. The
project is in Commissioner Hois
L'ington's district and county equip
ment will be used for leveling and
ditching, thus stretching the mile
age to about 15 miles.
Mr. and Mrs. Johansson, Mr. and
Mrs. Iver Gratbo and Pastor and
Mrs. Hjortholm drove out to the
old Glacier Mine for a picnic last
Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Hjortholm
was the honored guest since last
Sunday was her birthday.

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