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WORTHWHILE OTHERWISE, ()N MA r r TERS BIPORT ART and UNIMPORTANT \ AND The man who purchases liquor from a 'bootlegger must be careful that he is not a party to its trans portation, for recently the federal court at Philadelphia handed down a decision to the effect tlhat the buy er of illegal liquor can be prose cuted if he is a party to ;ts trans portation. The decision was handed down by Judge W. H. Kirkpatrick in tike case of Alfred E. Norris, New York bro ker. Norris was fined $200. He will appeal the decision. Judge Kirkpatrick said that the mere purchase of liquor is not an offense under the national prohibi tion act; that tihe purchaser cannot be convicted of aiding and abetting the sale. "It does not follow, however," said that court, "that where transporta tion is required by the agreement, there may not be an indictment of the buyer and seller for conspiracy to transport, ever! though what is con templated is simply the delivery of the thing sold. Transportation of in toxicating liquor is made a distinct substantive offense by the act. It is not necessarily involved in every sale. American newspapers did a volume of business in 1928 that will surprise many who are unacquainted with the magnitude of this industry. James W. Brown, publisher of "Editor and Publisher, American newspapers did a volume of business approximating '$1,000, 000 , 000 , about two million dollars of which represented income from sub scribers and sales of papers. The balance represented income from advertising. The newspaper business is entrenched more strongly in the public regard and esteem than ever before and is destined in 1929 to serve the public interest more vig orously and fearlessly than ever be fore. states that roughly, v, The teachers of Montana must live up to a high standard of conduct if they follow the ideal set before them in a report submitted last week at the meeting of the Montana Educa tion Association held at Grt^at Falls. A committtee submitted a report in which the following appeared: "Tihe teacher must be the soul honor, in thought and word and deed, A truec' teacher will not lie, cheat, steal, bear false witness, watch the clock or rob his children and his work of tiheir just share of his time, his and his enthusiasm. The energy ä teacher has a higher moral responsi bility than the average citizens. The teadher must co-operate with the par ents of the children. No true teacher will be-lifctle the home or parents to the child. He should be an active par ticipant in the community life and eet a worthy example in personality and citizenship." Liquor, women, automobiles, smok ing and fraternities are demucaliz Ing influences in the lives of college students, with liquor taking the lead according to answers to a question naire sent oùt by Chancellor Melvin A. Branpon of the Greater Univer sity of Montana. Liquor was declared the (most demoralizing influence in . college life by 47 per cent of the students and 56 per cent of the men women students in 23 American uni versities and colleges who replied to questions sent out by Chancellor A. Brannon. He told the Oregon State Teaqhers' association of replies oeived from 437 men and 237 women re students.. Twenty-one per cent of the men gave gambling and- 16 per cent said "women." Fifteen per cent of the women stu dents declared automobiles to be the most demoralizing influence, 14 per cent said smoking and 12 per cent answered "fraternities," "Freedom of conversation and the public prints, with great increase in divorce and loosely knit domestic ties, have given the youth of today much knowledge of one side of life more than his parents had at his age," said Chancellor Brannon. Montana newspapers the first of the week chronicled the death of a woman in eastern Montana who, with her husband, came into that part of tihe state many years ago. He was a younger «on of a titled English fami ly and she was also of titled blood. They gave up their English citizen ship and his chances to succeed to the title in order to become American citizens. He died several years ago. Both be and his wife, who has just now passed away, were greatly loved (Continued on last page.) ^'STORio^fl nr WESTERN NEWS 5CIET mad THB LI BBT TUCKS volume xxvm Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, Thursday Jamiiy 3, 1929 Nimiber 30 County Gets Large Sum From Forests j i Kootenai National Forest Spends Average of $197,500 in Local Activities. SUPERVISOR SUBMITS VARIOUS SUMS GIVEN Frank J. Jefferson, supervisor of the Kootenai National Forest, with headquarters at Libby, has submitted a letter to tihe Western New» in which are given very interesting fig ures as to the amounts of money ex pended in the forest. The letter reads in part, as follows: ''During the past five years - the forest service has expended the fol lowing average amounts per year within the Kootenai National For est for the purposes named: For fire control .. $ 66,800.00 For construction of roads 80,000.00 For maintenance of road's 5,400.00 For construction and maintenance of trails and other improve ments ... For tihe control of tim ber destroying insects 36,650.00 2,700.00 Total $189,550.00 Also there is paid to Lincoln coun ty 25 per cent of all forest receipts. This payment is used by the county for road and school purposes and dur ing the past five years has amounted to almost $8,000.00 per year. The average direct return to the county for roads and trails, timber protection, and schools "has thus been approximately $197,500.00 per year. As against this sum the taxes on land tihat might have passed into pri vate ownership had the forest not been established, would amount to j^ral when it is considered that the most desirable lands in the county less than $70,000.90. This latter figure will appear lib j Crests were created or bave been opened to .homestead entry since, and had either been taken up before the that the remaining forest lands com prise the roughest and most inacces sible portions of the county. These lands, in the aggregate, how ever, are of great public value for future timber production, watershed protection, and recreation. Théy re quire protection from fire and open ing up by roads and trails so tihkt their future values may be assured and that their development keep pace with other developnmnts within the county. The cost of this is now borne by the federal government, but if the forests had not been withdrawn it would either have to be borne by local governments or else the lands would go without protection and improve ment. Very truly yours, FRANK J. JEFFERSON, Forest Superivsor. Again Discusses Radio Ordinance The regular monthly meeting of the city council was held Wednesday eve ning, at which time the radio ordi nance again came up for discussion. In addition to the objections voiced by Mayor Kienitz at the last meeting, there has quite a little opposition de veloped among some of the council men and elsewhere, chiefly to what is considered a too extreme penalty provided by tihe original ordinance. The measure was again referred to the committee and it will probably be resubmitted with a modified penalty. Aside from routine matters, no other matter of importance was transacted Mail Ground Under Car Wheels. Two sacks of first and second-class mail were ground under the wheels of No. 2 last Friday evening. Three sacks, tied together, were thrown off here and two of them caught under tihe wheels and were dragged to near the chemical plant buildings. A good many Christmas cards were soiled and torn.—Eureka Journal. - E. W. Oylear left Tuesday for El lenaburg, Wash., where he will visit a few days with his parents. Monday he is to be at Seattle to attend a meeting of Ford dealers. 'i Proud Papa CÖMöEÄTÜt JxiÖHS OL' MAN , A AH' HAPPV r I'HEW YEAR 1 y ^ Arable ß ab y 7 T Ùi à , w V > > y;. '70mm r -V ft < Certifia. W.K.Ü.) Important Forest Road Meeting To Be Held in Helena January 11 Jan. 22, at Helena has been decided At the recent joint road meeting held in Libby it was decided to liavo representatives at this faceting upon as the date for the biennial con ference on forest highways in Mon tana. The conference will be preceded by, a public Session at which any per sons interested will be given an op portunity to present requests for con struction within forest highway dis tricts. ■ Sends First Can Of Cream to New Libby'Creamery C. A. Martensen, rancher south of Libby, holds the distinction of being , . j the first person to ship cream to the j newly established Libby creamery. A can of cream from the Martensen ranch was brought in Tuesday by j Peter Detjens, stage driver. °The first batch of butter is being ' put out by the new creamery today, j which is expected will soon become a j regular procedure at the Libby plant. | The new creamery is a modern one j and is fully equipped to turn out a high-grade product. The cold stor age plant consists of two storage rooms, one of which will be main tained at a temperature of from 10 to L5 degrees below zero, and the other just below freezing. Ammon ia and brine systems will both be used in the refrigeration. The refrig eration is handled by a single-unit, two ton Frick machine with a daily capacity of 800 tons of ice, in ad dition to what can be turned out by the storage rooms. The machine is practically automatic. Otiher machinery includes a mod em churn, a Pasteurizing machine, a steam boiler, and various other equip ment such as cream testers and the like. All cream will be Pasteurized before being manufactured into but ter or ice cream. W. H. Hodgson of Kalspeill, one of the stockholders in the company, has been in Libby assisting Jean Rileÿ, stockholder and local manager, fa get ting the machinery installed and the new plant in operation. Appoints Mining Exhibit Committee. County Commissioner Brink has an nounced that (he has appointed E. N. Alley and Dr. C. B. Boyle as mem bers of the committee to hqve charge of collecting a mining exhibit from the Libby district to be exhibited at the mining i Spokane next and Mr. Brink will comprise the com mittee. All are experienced mining men and should assemble a very fine exhibit from tihds section. Tungress to be held fa :t rammer. These two men have representatives at this meeting to place before the officials the de sires of tihds section and to work for more highway appropriations. The conference will be participated in by representatives of the federal bureau of public roads, forest serv ice and the state highway commission It will designate a program of road construction within and adjacent to national fofests during the fiscal year, 1930-31, which will be carried into effect during the season of 1929-30. TOWN TEAM PLAYS IN SPOKANE FRIDAY 3 » The Libby town basketball team, known as the Libby Commercial Club team, will play in Spokane Friday nigfbt of thus week, their opponents being the famous Levitsch's Sparklers of that ci1 Y- Thi9 was ci1 Y tampionsJast year and has an en viable record back of them. The Sparklers recently plftyed two pame3 with the Idaho university and defeated both times with scores of were 41-16 and 30-26. Last Saturday the Sparklers went against the Wash ington university team and were de feated 51-31. However, in all three of the »ex games the Sparklers' best man was unable to play. It is said he will with his team when the Libby quintet meets them Friday night. Fire Appendicitis Operations Five appendicitis operations were performed at the Libby (hospital dur ing the past week, the patients being Pauline Hough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A Hough, Mrs. W. J. Mand ley, Mrs. J. M. Cairns, Frank Werner and Dorothy Sleizer. All are doing nicely. Man at Wyola,lont. Orders Huckleberries FromLibby Merchant That advertising placed in the Westum News has real pulling power was forcibly demonstrated recently when the J. A. Krall grocery received an order for hopie canned huckleberries from a reader of the Western News at Wyola, Montana. The subscriber stated in the letter that he had read the Krall ad. in the Western News. He enclosed remittance for the berries and gave careful in structions as to the packing and shipping, says Ray Pival, manager of the grocery department of the J. A. Krall store. This is^ only one of tihe many instances where advertising in the Western News has brought ample returns, this instance being un usual only in that the order came from a somewhat greater distance than usual. Senator Pomeroy Weds at Kalispell Senator H. G. Pomeroy, prominent Eureka attorney and state senator for Lincoln county, and Nora Mc Dearmon were married at Kalis pell on January 1, at the home of Senator Pomeroy's brother, Judge C. W. Pomeroy, who read the service. Senator Pomeroy will leave soon to take up his duties as a legislator at Helena and his bride will join him for part of the session. Mrs. Pomeroy came to Eureka a number of years ago from Weldon, Ark., and taught several terms. Popular Young Libby Couple Wed Two of Libby's mast popular young people were married Monday evening when Miss Mary Townsend, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Townsend became the bride of Mr. O. R. Tone. The wedding was a quiet one with only the immediate relatives of the bride present, and was solemnized about 10 o'clock Monday evening at the Townsend home, with the Rev. R. F. Vick of the Methodist church of ficiating. The bride and groom were attended by Mr. and Mrs. F. L. De Rosia, Mrs. DeRosia being a sister of thte bride. The date of the wedding had been kept secret from the couple's friends and so eucessfully that following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Tone went to the New Year's dance at the Libby opera house and no one tljpre was aware they had been married. Later that night they took the train for Spokane to spend a few days in the city. The bride has grown to womanhood here, is a graduate of the Libby high school and is an attractive young lady. The groom has been a resident of Libby for three or four years where he has been employed as the able assistant cashier of the First State Bank. Mr. and Mrs. Tone are justly pop ular and (have a host of friends who will wish them every happiness In their wedded life. WILL CONSIDER HIRING ANOTHER COUNTY AGENT County Commissioner Brink is in receipt of a letter from County Agent Winslow which states that J. G. Tay lor, director of extension service in Montana, will be in Libby Monday to meet with the commissioner and take up the matter of entering Into a con tract again for the services of a county agent for Lincoln county. Mr. Winslow has purchased a farm at Eu ] reka and plans to devote all his time j hereafter to his own enterprise. ! There is some opposition to contin i uing county agent work, while others j favor it. The matter will be gone into when Mr. Taylor arrives. Glen Savage of Troy was a coun ty seat visitor Tuesday. ' Supt. Wood Tells Of Work Accomplished Educators of Montana Unit© in Carrying on Important Program. HIGH IDEALS FOR SCHOOLS OF STATR Superintendent A. A. Wood of tie Libby schools and Miss Grace Day, of the faculty, were in attendance at the recent meeting of the Montana Education Association, held in Great Falls, Upon his return to Libby Mr. Wood talked interestingly of tba work done there and explained briefly the aims and purposes of the organi zation. Thje professional organization oS. teachers in this state is known as the Montana Education Association, said Mr. Wood. This group is divided into three districts, each of which holds an informational meeting in October where prominent educators are se cured to outline the later and better methods of education. Local needs and conditions peculiar to Montana also make up the material for discus sion at round table sections. Teach ing forces in each community are organized into smaller groups for the study of their immediate problems. Libby's unit is known as the Koote nai Valley Teachers Association and includes not only the Libby schools but Warland, Jennings, Manicke and the adjacent rural schools as welL From each of these locals delegates are selected for the state legislative meeting in December. The' purpose of this winter meeting is the organ izing and securing support for laws and measures which are. sponsored by the association. Miss Grace Day acted as the 1928 delegate from the local group while Supt. Wood was a dele gate-at-large. Teachers are sometimes criticized for over-interesting themselves in matters of legislation and particular ly in those that have to do with fis cal policies. It is true that the school will always have champions among those who direct the government and pay the taxes of the state. That la clearly shown by the thought that was given to the school system when the state of Montana was formed. But teaching is a profession just aa medicine and law are professions-and those wiho make an honest study of the business of making citizens out of boys and girls are often in a posi tion to give information and to sug gest needs and ways of meeting the* better than a man whose time is oc cupied with other lines of endeavor. And so the teachers of the state have formed organizations and haw given willingly of their time and money to be in a position where they can give accurate and constructive ta (Continued on page four) s. Builds New Toll Line Libby to Troy C, N. Wood wire chief for the b* ter state Utilities Company, state« that his crew completed building » new toll line from Libby to Troy dur ing the past week. This was done so as to give still better service te Spokane and other long distance points. Hereafter all local business be tween Troy and Libby will be handled ever one line and long distance over the other. This has been made neces sary by rapidly increasing buaine^t said Mr. Wood. A short time ago the local exchange completed a connection from Libby te Atlarftic City, N. J., and Mr. Weed said the conversation could be heard as dearly aa though two people with in the city were conversing over their phones. Hare Class Reunion. *The members of the class of *27 at the Libby high school were enter tained Thursday evening of last v*A at the home of Richard Karnes, on of the class members. The evening was spent playing cards and dancing and proved most enjoyable. A lot of people who go on New Year's eve parties may not hare te make any resolution» the next dag about refraining' from bootleg Uqvsv in the future.