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Western News
AND LIBBY TIMES
W. R. LITTELL,
Editor and. Manager
Published every Thursday at Libby,
ICont, by Western Montana Pub
lishing Company, Inc.
Entered at the postoffice at Libby,
Mont, as second-class matter.
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N ATION AL E DUO REAL
AsgoçjjATlgM
19
49
People Seldom Have
Time For Prophets
Of Disaster
By Charles D. Rowe
When a man's pockets are full of
money, when jobs are plentiful,
when he is riding the top of the
wave, it is practically impossible to
convince him that the nation is
heading for financial destruction.
Such warnings simply do not
make sense to a man happy in his
present prosperity. And yet there
are financial experts and students
of history who are telling us con
stantly that the nation is heading
for disaster unless we stop our mad
spending spree. Such warnings are
heard daily in the present congress.
So far they have made little im
pression. All of which recalls a
statement once made by a student
of financial history to the effect
that whenever a nation has started
on the pathway of huge financial
hand-outs to large segments of its
population, never has it been able
to stop that spending until ulti
mate destruction overtook it. To
day's record of continued and grow
ing spending seems to be right in
line with that statement.
This nation has got beyond talk
ing in millions; today's expendi
tures are in billions. And no one
can really comprehend what a bil
lion dollars means. Let's see if we
can put it in a more understandable
way.
In the March issue of the Reader's
Digest there was copied an article
from the New England Letter, is
sued by the First National Bank of
Boston. The statement was there
made that in 1947 U. S. federal ex
penditures were aproximately equal
to the TOTAL PERSONAL income
of all people in California, Wash
ington, Oregon, Nevada, ■ Idaho,'
Utah, Arizona^ Montana, Wyoming,
Colorado, New Mexico, North Da
kota, South Dakota, Nebraska,
Kansas, Oklahoma and about four
fifths of Texas. In other words,
the federal expenditures in 1947
were approximately equal to the
total personal income of all people
living west of the Mississippi river
excluding those in the states of
Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkan
sas and Louisiana.
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V*
THE SHADOWED VALLEY
All men sooner or later must
face the shadowed valley of death.
No matter how long life may seem,
it must be lived in terms of its
end.
and written much about death
They have cursed it and blessed
it; they have tried to close their
eyes to it; they have tried to defy
it; and they have welcomed it with
open, tired arms.
Only the Christian can exper
the calm courage with which
Yea, though I walk
And so men have thought
lence
David sang;
through the valley of the shadow
of death. I will fear no evil; for
Thou are with me." Only the
Christian can triumphantly say
with St. Paul: "O death, where is
thy sting? O grave where is thy
victory? . . . Thanks be to God
Which giveth US the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ!"
David and Paul saw death as it
is, its shadow glorified by Christ's
Cross and its power broken by
Christ's Resurrection.
For the Christian the shadowed
valley holds no fear. He knows
that his Saviour went down into
it before him and built a road
through it—a road that leads swift
ly and surely to the great heights
of heaven. For God's children alone
there is no tragedy in death. For
those who mourn here, death may
be sad, since it means parting for
a little while. But for those who
die in Christ it is joy. It is their
birthday in the everlasting life of
heaven. The shadowed valley looks
dark only from this side; from the
other side it is bright with eternal
light.
Do you have this faith? Now, be
fore death comes, is the time to
have it! It changes one's whole per
spective of life, and it pays eternal
dividends—ST. JOHN LUTHERAN
adv.
CHURCH.
Stated in another way. it took
the total personal income of all
people in 17 western states to equal
the 1947 federal expenditures.
A further illustration of the
magnitude of federal spending to
day is found in this week's issue
of the United States Nows. The
News notes the fact that the gov
ernment is planning to spend 45
billion dollars during the coming
fiscal year. The statement is then
made that the value of all gold
mined throughout the entire world
since the time of Columbus—a per
iod of 456 years—has been 40 bil
lion dollars. In other words, we
are spending in one year five bil
lion dollars more than the value
of all gold mined throughout the
world since the time of Columbus.
But that is far from being all
of this picture. The huge expen
ditures we are talking about did
not include all governmental spend
ings. There were also the expen
ditures of state, county and city
governments. The New England
Letter said that today federal,
state and local expenditures equal
about 30 per cent of the total na
tional income. Stated differently,
the American people devote about
one-third of their working time and
effort to their various governments.
How this wild spending spree has
gradually grown is shown when we
consider that in 1929 federal spend
ing amounted to less than two
thirds of the personal income of
the inhabitants of the one state
of California. Today it equals ap
proximately the total personal in
come of the people of 17 western
states. In 1929 federal expendi
tures were $121 per family: in 1938,
$250 per family: in 1948 about $984
per family.
And thus the happy jamboree
keeps gaily sailing along.
Let's quote a paragraph from
Frank R. Kent's letter in the Sun
day press. Said Kent:
"Instead of being lightly taxed,
the tax burden is unprecedently
high.
rich and poor alike. It has reached
the point where to gain acutely
needed revenue, economists gener
ally fear the result of adding to
Instead of a dependable sur
plus for nearly 18 years, we have
consistently run increasingly large
It bears grieviously upon
it.
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TED
Your Insurance Man
LIFE —
HEALTH & ACCIDENT
WORKMEN S COMPENSATION
AUTOMOBILE
FIRE
TED KESSEL
509 MINERAL AVE.
PHONE 196W
See me about State Farm Mutual's savings on
auto insurance costs.
STOP
AT THE
KOOTENAI MERC.
HARDWARE
Tf
Headquarters for Garden
and Lawn Supplies
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LISTED BELOW ABE SOME OF THE ITEMS WE
HAVE IN STOCK
• Pruning Shears
• Lawn Sprinklers
• Garden Hose
• Lawn Mowers
• Lawn Rakes
• Grass Shears
SPRINKLING CANS, 1 to 3 GALLON SIZE
CHICK TAUNTS OF ASSORTED SIZES
STOP IN AND LOOK THEM OVER
Kootenai Mercantile Co.
Hardware Department
deficits. Under such conditions
any business, big or little, would
be marked insolvent, would be
branded as bankrupt. In pther
words, our federal fiscal structure
is strained to the limit."
Kent was stressing the critical
need of putting into effect the sav
ings that would follow adoption of
the recommendations of the Hoo
ver commission. But he saw little
possibility of that highly desirable
thing being done. He said congress
men are too fearful of offending
voters by moving to reduce federal
jobs. Which magnifies the state
ment above referred to about the
impossibility of ever stopping wide
spread hand-out expenditures were
they are started.
j
Of course, this is no new sub
ject. As stated at the beginning
of this column, the person with his
pocket full of money and drawing
big wages is only tired and
asperated by such warnings, all of
which sound silly to him.
It recalls to me a statement
cently made by Dorothy Thompson
in one of her columns in discus
sing world conditions and the
spread of unsound doctrines. She
said today "one might as well
whistle into the wind" as attempt
to stop it.
LIBBY GARDEN CLUB
MEETS APRIL 19
Libby Garden Club met at the
home of Mrs. Marion Johnson
Tuesday, April 19. Roll call was
answered by telling where you pur
chased your garden seeds. Nineteen
members and four guests
present, two of the guests joining.
Committees were appointed for
the summer months to work
Chairman's directed. Mrs. Etta
McCallum, chairman for garden
nlot on Montana Ave., and Mrs.
Mabel Johnson for Highway plot.
Etta McCallum reported work
done on plot, and has been assured
that the ditch will be dug for water,
by Connie Blackwell this week,
which we need very badly to make
our plot a success.
Doris Chapman reported that
four loads, of dirt were hauled
the Highway plot to be landscaped
for rock garden. Anyone having
some nice rock garden plants they
would like to donate, please leave
with Doris Chapman.
ex
re
were
-.1
on
Mrs. Margaret Weydemeyer gave!with
a wonderful talk on seeds, telling
how various seeds scatter and re
produce in many interesting ways.
She also gave a seed identification
contest, each kind of seed in glass
bottles. Many were surprised how
little they knew their seeds. Mrs.
Florence Gamache won first prize
and Bessie Glowers second.
A very delightful lunch was ser
ved by the hostesses, Marion John
son, Elizabeth Johnson and Mar
garet Weydemeyer. We meet with
Doris Chapman May 17. —Etta Mc
Call urmreportenj_
STAYPAK, A NEW WOOD
PRODUCT, IS PERFECTED
PORTLAND. Ore., April 7 — A
super hardwood—cigarette proof,
alcohol-proof and with its natural
wood grain intact—is the newest
product of lumber industry re
search.
And it's made from softwoods.
The product, a compressed wood
called Staypak, was perfected by
the Western Pine association Re
search Laboratory in Portland, Ore.,
and is now ready for commercial
manufacture. The process has been
made available to members of the
association.
Staypak differs from other hard
boards made of compressed wood
fibers in that it is the result of com
pression of a whole board down to
approximately one-third of its orig
inal thickness. The natural wood
grain is retained and the board
comes from the press with a natural
high gloss. Water will remove the
gloss but it can be maintained by
dear-coating the board either be
fore or after pressing.
Tests show Staypak to be from
three to ten-fold stronger than the
original natural wood. It is ten
times harder and is resistant to
chemical attack, abrasion and scuf
ling. ,
The exceptional hardness of Stay
pak—its specific gravity of 1.35—
together with flame and moisture
resistant qualities, make it an ideal
material for flooring, paneling, bar
and table tops, tool and knife hand
les, bearings, shuttles, furniture,
bowling alleys and signs. A multi
tude of other uses are expected to
develop when commercial manu
facture is started.
Staypak can be produced from
nearly any softwood of low resin |
content. Experiments conducted
(k
jf WITH THESE
LUNCHES? LUNCHES? LUNCHES? LUNCHES?
Yes, Mothers the K. M. Grocery Dep't. this week
has handfuls of money saving items for that School and
working man's lunch pail. Also be sure to have a supply
on hand for that younster's back yard picnic.
For
For That Fill In . .
Delicious Sandwiches
SOLID PACK TUNA
White Star
POTATO CHIPS
25c
4'...-oz.
Fresh, crisp
49c
Solid Pack
CHEESE RITZ
17c
6-oz
Sunshine
SANDWICH SPREAD
Kraft .
VELVEETA CHEESE
Kraft
DEVILED MEAT
R & W— 3*/4-oz.
39c
Pint
RIPE OLIVES
Mt. Ida
5c CANDY BARS
Assorted
30c
9-oz.
89c
2 Pounds
10c
3 for
19c
35c
2 for
DILL PICKLES
2» i tin
Juno
Delightful when spread together!
PEANUT BUTTER
79c
MARSHMALLOWS
35c
R & W
2 Pounds
1 pound
Campfire
GRAPE JELLY
25c
25c
KOOL AIDE
Assorted
PORK and BEANS
Van Camps
Welch's
1 Pound
Chop and mix these 2 with Mayonnaise
5 for
25c
SWEET PICKLES
Wilson .
65c
No. 2 tins
24-oz. Jar
26c
LUNCHEON MEAT
R & W .
CHEESE SPREADS
45c
Kraft—For stuffing celery
5-oz
12-oz.
French's
ICE COLD POP
6 Bottle Carton 30c
Plus Deposit
MUSTARD
9 oz. 15c
R & W
CATSUP
Cudahy's
PIGS FEET
14 oz. 22c
Pop Sides and
FUDGE S1CLES
14 oz. 44c
ea. 5c
WE INVITE YOU TO COME IN AND SEE OUR NEAT, ATTRACTIVE DIS
PLAY OF GARDEN FRESH PRODUCE.
Crisp Solid
LETTUCE..
Cello Package
TOMATOES
FLORIDA—Best for Juice
ORANGES .... 3 lbs. B5c
lb. 19c
Sunkist Large Size
LEMONS .... 2 lbs. 43c
lb. 29c
Florida
Green Tender
GRAPEFRUIT.. 2 lbs. 29c
10c
lb.
CELERY
U. S. No. 1
White Heads
ASPARAGUS
lb.
19c
19c
CAULIFLOWER... lb.
SPRINGTIME IS GARDEN TIME ... We have a good supply of Garden Seeds,
Onion Sets, Onion Plants, Certified Seed Potatoes, Grass Seed and Vigoro,
Kootenai Mercantile Company
GROCERY DEPARTMENT
White Fir, a lumber species
jin plentiful supply throughout the
western states, have been outstand
Carpenter & Cabinet Work
Linoleum Laying
HARVEY W. ROBINSON
Libby, Montana
Phone 178-R
AMD
• 1936—Plymouth Sedan
• 1937—Dodge Sedan
• 1937—Plymouth, 4-door Sedan
• 1946—Dodge, 2-door Sedan
• 1946—Plymouth, Club Coupe
• 1946—Dodge, 4-door Sedan
• 1947—Plymouth, 4-door Sedan
• 1948—Dodge Club Coupe
• 1935—Chevrolet Coupe, $150.00
• 1936—Nash, 4-door Sedan $150.00
• 2—Very good 1947 Chevrolet Dump Trucks,
priced low.
Some five gallon oil cans—suitable for Outboard
motor fuel containers.—$1.00 each.
• 1—10-ft. dump box and hoist like new—a $1000.00
value for only $500.00.
LIBBY MOTORS
Libby
Phone 78
ingly successful. Englemann Spruce
and Western Red Cedar can also
be used,

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