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Libby, Lincoln County, Montana. Thursday, June 1, 191
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Number 52
Gives Data
As To Federal
Farm Loans
Full Information Given
Farmers Regarding Pro
cedure to Follow.
BOZEMAN, May 23.—Information as
to loans for the adjustment of Mon
tana farm mortgages can be obtained
from J. A. Scollard, farm loan com
missioner of the 12th Federal Land
Bank district at Spokane, Washington.
Mr. Scollard is the official representa
tive of this district of the Farm Credit
Administration which is the new or
ganization headed by its governor,
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. This national
organization came into being May 27
when all the various government farm
credit agencies were merged.
As explained by J. C. Taylor, direc
tor Montana Extension Service, Gov
emor Morgenthau has $200,000,000
which he can loan to farmers for re
financing farm indebtedness, to pro
vide working capital for farm opera
tions and to aid in the redemption of
foreclosed farms. The limit which any
one farmer may borrow is $5,000, Con
gress set this limt and also the kind
of collateral acceptable
Because first mortgage needs will
largely be taken care of by existing
agencies like the Federal Lank Banks,
insurance and mortgage companies, the
bulk of the $200,000.000 will be used
to refinance second mortgages and
other debts of the farmer which have
accrued in recent years.
The amount loaned, added to the
sum of al! pçior mortgages or other
evidences of indebtedness secured by
the farm property, can not exceed 75
percent of the farm's value as appraised
under the terms of the Federal Farm
Loan Act
Loans are secured by second mort
gages repayable over a series of years
and it is required that the first mort
gage holder agree not to proceed
against the farmer for default in pay
ment on the principal When the first
mortgage and the commissioner's loan
do not exceed $5,000 the holder of the
first mortgage must agree that during
a period of three years he will not
proceed against the farmer and the
mortgaged property for a default in
payment of principal unless in the
meantime the commissioner consents
in writing. Where the loan and first
mortgage exceeds $5,000 the first mort
gage holder must agree not to pro
ceed for five years unless given con
sent by the commissioner.
Director Taylor suggests that farm
ers with second mortgages against their
farms, who desire to get aid from the
Farm Loan Commissioner, get in touch
with their creditors. If creditors will
voluntarily curtail the amount due on
loans, forego interest payments for a
period or decrease the rate, loans from
the commissioner will be obtained that
much easier. Farmers with conserva
tive first mortgages on their property
should be in the best position to quali
fy for loans.
Heavy Batting
Features Game
With Bonners Ferry
Libby Victors After Wild Time of
Batting and Base Running
Score 22 to 13.
One of the wildest games of base
ball played in Libby for a long time
was that of last Sunday, when the local
team batted out 22 runs to 13 for the
visitors from Bonners Ferry. And that
tells only half the story.
At the end of the first two innings
it looked like the natives were going
to be slaughtered. McCarthy, hurling
for Libby, could not fool the visitors
and they landed on him for eight runs
in the two frames, with blanks for Lib
by. However, shortly thereafter Patt
was substituted and held the visitors
to few hits and few runs up to the
eighth inning when he weakened, and
voluntarily retired in favor of Roberts,
who continued the good work.
Corbett, on the mound for Bonners,
held the locals with a brand of pitch
ing that blanked them in the first 'wo
innings and allowed them only one
score in the fourth inning. But in the
fifth inning he began to weaken, Lib
by's heavy field artillery moved into
action and the inning closed only af-»
ter five Libby runners had crossed
home plate. After that it was an awful
slaughter for Libby. Bonners tried out
two other pitchers but they were easy
for the locals— seven runs being gar
nered in the sixth inning, four runs in
the seventh, and two runs in the
The Libby team will travel to Bon
ners next Sunday for a return game.
Following is the score by innings;
Bonners Ferry ...3 5031001 0—13
001357 4 2 0—22
Expresses Thanks,
A letter received from Albert Reinke,
at Dutton, Mont., asks this paper to
express his thanks to the American
Legion, Rev. Pfotenhauer and others
for their kindness at the funeral of
Lis cousin, Charley Bower.
The house and bam on the John
Schneider ranch, on Swamp creek,
were completely destroy by fire last
Saturday between 11 and 12 o'clock.
The living room furniture and some
of the bedding were removed; Nothing
was saved from the bam, although
there was no livestock in it at the
time. Hay, harness and other equip
ment were destroyed. The loss is cov
ered by insurance. Cause of the fire
is not known.
Mrs. Schneider says she and Mr.
Schneider wish to express their thanks
to the neighbors, forest service and
townspeople for the many acts of kind- |
ness and assistance extended to them
since the fire.
Baseball Cubs
Defeat Rexford
In Close Game
The newly organized Libby Gübs
went up the river Sunday and behind
the six hit pitching of Baker, defeated
Rexford by a score of 4 to 3,
The game was characterized by clever
pitching and exceptionally good field
n 8 on hoth sides,
Wit h the Cubs leading in the ninth
4 to 1, Relford made one last effort
to overtake them when Home Run
Baker got on base by a long fly to
ri 8 ht Reid and was sacrificed to sec
Youngsters Win 4 to 3 Victory on Up
river Grounds Last
ond b v Nelson. Parent singled, scoring
Baker and was sacrificed to third, put
t* n S him in a scoring position, Griffith's
single scored Nelson and Heath filed
out - thus ending the game,
Rexford plays a return game here
Sunday, Jurte 4, at 2:30, when base
hall fans at Libby will get a chance
to 54:6 some real action. This promises
to be an exciting game, judging from!
I the last game between the two clubs.
The score:
Shanahan, c
Farr, rf .
Collar, lb .
Baker, If .
M. Nelson, p
Parent, ss .
P. Nelson, 3b
Griffith, 2b
Heath, cf ...
AB R. H.
.3 0 0 2
.4 0 2 0
4 0 0 0
4 10 0
.4 0 0 5
.3 I 2 1
4 0 0 0
.4 0 1 2
.4 111
Totals .
Libby Cubs
Peterson, ss .4
Martin, If
Cormier, c
Brown, lb
P, Baker, p
W. Baker, cf .4
Botchek, 3b
Measure, rf
Rusher, 2b
.34 3 6 11
0 13
4 1 1
3 0 J 0
4 12 0
3 0 14
0 0 1
4 1 1
3 0 0 0
3. 1 0 3
.33 4 6 13
Rexford 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 3
2 base hits, Brown; double plays,
Botchek to Rusher to Brown; W. Baker
to Brown. Struck out by Nelson, 9;
by Baker2. Bases on balls, off Baker 2.
Winning Pitcher Baker. Hogan, scorer.
100 120 060 463
The local chapter of the Order of the
Eastern Star celebrated the visit of the
Worthy Grand Matron, Mrs. Alberta
Rowland, by giving a dinner in her
honor followed by a program and a
dance on last Friday evening in the
Masonic hall.
Under the general direction of the
associate matron, Mrs. Glen Nolop, the
committee on refreshments provided a
pot-luck dinner which was enjoyed by
more than 150 members and guests.
Large delegations were present from
Troy and Eureka. The tables were
nicely decorated with flowers furnished
from the gardens of thé members. The
program consisted of several short ad
dresses of greeting and a more extend
ed address by the honored guest. A
very interesting feature of the program
was the reading of letters from all the
officers of the Grand Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star of Montana.
These letters were unanimous in prais
ing the work and influence of the
Worthy Grand Matron in her visits to
the chapter throughout the state.
The Girls' Glee Club of the high
school, under the direction of Miss
Fousek, furnished a most acceptable
number on the program. Miss Fousek
also contributed several piano solos.
The music for the dancing was fur
nished by the Gompf orchestra.
Closes Year's Work .
The Libby relief committee, composed
of representatives of various civic or
ganizations in the city, met Monday
night and voted to close its work for
the year. It was found that a small
amount is needed to balance the books.
Anyone who has not
to the work this year is requested to
make a small donation. Remittances
should be made to L. J. Olson, relief
committee treasurer.
Entertains for Visiting Ladies.
Mrs, L. S. Welch entertained Satur
day evening at cards in honor of Mrs.
Frank Davis and Mrs. Ora Jones who
were visiting in the city with their
sister, Mrs. A. M. Hoffman. Two tables
of contract bridge were" in play, with
high score honors won by Mrs. W. N.
Curtis and the consolation by Mrs.
Davis. Refreshments were served.
Dr. George Shorkley and D. E. Hen
derson of Ml Vermont, Wash., are in
Libby investigating a mining property
with J. W. Barrett and William Her
Fourteen Foreign Countries
Participate in World's Fair
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A scene at the Ukrainian ground breaking at A Century of Progress—
Chicago's 1933 World's Fair,
impressive ceremonies.
Several hundred persons attended the
All Old Directors
Again Elected By
Commercial Club,
Appoints Committee to Interview Mer
chants and Another One to Solicit
The board of directors of the Libby
Commercial Club met Monday evening!
and opened and counted the ballot!
submitted in the annual election. It
was found that all the old directors
had been re-elected, consisting of A.
A. Wood, C. S. Webb, J. A. Krall, Jean
Riley and E. E. Jaqueth. The baa ni
has not yet organized nor have stand
ing committees been appointed.
President Wood announced the ap
pointment of G. W. Millett, chairman
W. G. Seims and W. H. Kemp as a
committee to interview merchants rel
ative to closing days and hours. The
committee has been asked to report
by June 6, if possible.
Another committee was appointed to
solicit memberships and collect dues
for the year from June 1, 1933, to June
jvc, ,,c„. ««„c .V, v« vet
1, 1934. Dues are graded somewhat as
to size of business, being $5.00 and
$10.00 per year. The directors ran over
a tentative list of members and re
vised somewhat the dues to be col
lected from each. The membership so
' * S.
lieiting committee consists of L.
Welch, chairman, A. N. Richard and
Chas. D, Rowe.
Lincoln county was assigned 13
young men for work in the forest
camps this summer and last Friday
Chas. D. Rowe, county relief commit
tee chairman, received a telegram
from Helena for these men to report
at the Troy camp Wednesday. Comply
with the order, the group were taken
to the camp yesterday by Paul Church,
committee member. The group consists
of four men from Troy, six from Libby
and three from Eureka and Rexford.
Eureka should have had four men and
Libby only five, but one of the Eureka
men failed to appear and another Lib
by man was picked up to fill the va
cancy. Following are those who com
prise the Lincoln county quota:
Libby—William Baeth, Edward Hew
itt, Howard Michael, Wirt Allison,
Russell Allen, Edward Dutton,
Troy—Forrest McDowell, Paul Her
man, Francis Cody, Glenn Herman.
Eureka—Cecil Elliott, Bill Bright.
Rexford—Howard Williams.
The forest service is also selecting
13 young men from the county for
similar work in the forests.
As is usual at nearly all school af
fairs il Libby, the Junior High audi
torium was crowded with the audience
that" gathered Sunday night at the
'baccalaureate service for the class
of '33.
The sermon was delivered by the
Rev. Fr. Whalen of Eureka, who spoke
eloquently to the young graduates.
Father Whalen stressed the supreme
importance of character development
that comes by holding to the highest
moral principles and ideals and further
urged the class to have worthy objec
tives in life.
The Girls' Glee club, directed by
Miss Fousek, sang a selection that
showed beautiful harmony, and the
Boys' Glee club also sang a pleasing
Mrs. Anna Christie is Hostess.
The Fortnightly Bridge club held its
last meeting of the season last Thurs
day evening, when Mrs. Anna Christie
was hostess. The club will now recess
until next September.
At the Thursday evening party hieb
score, honors were won by Mrs. Archie
Hoffman and the consolation by Mrs.
James Christie. Mrs. Davis was a guest
substituting for Mrs. West. Refresh-.
ments were served.

Two Libby
! Town Teams
Battle 14 Innings

j Cubs Finally Defeat Bill's Gang in
j The Libby Cubs scored their second
t .
| ° f the L Sea l S0n . J* ^featmg
" ills l»ang on the local diamond Dec
■ oration day. This game will be
Close Score of 10 to 8—Twelve
Scoreless Innings.
j bered^s one of the longest games ever
D lav«d on the Wal „ u
! f groun ^ « 11 ran
i . tunings. It was a thrilling ex
I hibition of the national pastime from
j st ^ to^finish,
The Cubs were 1n an apparently
hopeless position in the first few in
nings but regained their old time form
and the game settled down to a pitchers
battle that kept the fans spellbound
for 14 innings.
Under the able pitching of Woods
and Bookman for Bill's Gang, the Cubs
I were held to 10 scoreless innings. Meas
ure and Wolz pitched for the Cubs,
; Wolz going in in the third inning and
holding the Gang scoreless for 12 in
mn (?s.
Bill Deissner says the fans can be
prepared to see a lot of good baseball
I lois season. There will be a twilight
I 8 a £ne Thursday evening.
The score:
Bill's Gang
Reid, ss .
Mortenson, c
Allen, If.
Davidson, lb
.7 1
7 2
5 1
.6 1
Bockman, 2b
L. Baker, cf
Michaels, rf
Woods, p .
H. Deissner, 3b
W. Deissner, 2b 3
. 6
.7 0 3 0
.6 1 1 0
2 10 4
5 1 1 0
0 0 0
Totals 54
Libby Cubs
Peterson, ss
Martin, If . 7
Cormier, c-.7
Brown, lb.7
P. Baker, rf .6
W. Baker, cf . 6
Botchek, 2b , 7
Rusher, 2b
Measure, p
Wolz, p .
Total .
8 II 12
. 6
003 300 200 000 02—10
.57 10 17 19
Bill's Gang 26000000000000-8
3 base hits, P. Baker 2, H. Deissner;
2 base hits, L. Baker, Michael, Cormier;
Struck out, by Woods 2, by Bockman 6,
by Wolz 10. Bases on balls, off Bock
man 2. off Wolz 2. Double plays, Pet
erson to Brown to Botchek.
That the Great Northern Railway
■company does not intend to let its
taxes go delinquent was proven Tues
day when County Treasurer Bessey
received a check from the company
for the last half of its 1932 taxes. The
check was for $70,244.41. That is a tidy
sum of money and it can well be rea
lized what effect failure to pay it would
have had on the Lincoln county gov
ernment as well as on school district
REXFORD, May 31.— Walter Wil
kins, a rancher who lives on the Island,
was injured Sunday morning when a
hull belonging to Ed. Staples attacked
Mr. Wilkins had gone to get the cows
as usual when the bull suddenly
charged him, knocking him down and
inflicting painful though not serious
injuries. At the present time Mr. Wil
kins is able to be uo.
There was a gathering of forest
at Troy this week studying fire fight
ing problems, Monday and Tuesday be
ing devoted to the school. Tqn men
from the Pend d'Oreille forest, seven
( from the Kootenai and three from the
. Missoula office were present.
i Two More Forest Camps Authorized.
' The local forest office have been in
i' formed that two more forest conserva
j tion camps have been authorized for
I this district, one at Warland and
I in the Fisher river district The exact
! locations have not yet been determined.
New Officers
Are Installed
By Lions Club
Last Meeting Before Summer Recess
Is Lively One— R. E, Russell
Gives Chalk Talk.
One of the peppiest meetings of the
year was enjoyed by the Libby Lions
club at the gathering Monday night
at Turner Tavern. This was the last
riveting prior to the summer recess
and the Lions will carry remembrance
of it through the vacation with pleas
The officers, newly elected at the
previous meeting, were duly inducted
into their duties, with L. S. Welch
taking the presidency, Don Hargreaves
the secretaryship, W. H. Kemp as
suming the office of tail twister and
J. A. Krall continuing as lion tamer.
Lion Welch gave his "inaugural" ad
dress upon the insistence of the mem
bers and spoke wittingly of the "new
deal" to be expected under the new
administration. He was given vocifer
ous applause.
Guests of the evening were the high
school debate team, Joe Fennessy, El
mer Stevens and LaMar Rowland,
sponsored by Mr, George Hayes of the
high school faculty; and Vernon Bes
sey, who obligingly furnished music
on his comet for the evening's singing.
In introducing the debaters, Mr. Hayes
took occasion not only to compliment
them on their good work in debate
but also to add to the evening's gayety
by reciting a humorous story against
« a ch. — —.
Lion C. S. Christensen had come pre
pared with leaflets issued by the for
est service, bearing a "Code of Forest
Ethics for Lions." In addition to seven
rules all Lions ought to observe while
in the forests, the sheet carried a puz
zle picture in which there were 10 vio
lations of woodcraft. The Lions were
given a short time to pick out the
things that were wrong and list them.
As this was the last meeting that
Lion Norman Paar would meet with
the club,, a resolution was proposed by
Carlton Joughin and unanimously
adopted expressing the regret of the
members at the loss of a faithful and
enthusiastic Lion. The secretary was
instructed to draw' up a suitable reso
lution expressing the club's regret, to
be signed by all Lions and to be pre
sented to Lion Paar.
The last feature of the evening's en
tertainment was an out-of-the-ordinary
presentation by the retiring president,
Lion Russell. It was a chalk talk minus
the talk. The skillful ex-president took
this occasion to depict in caricature
some ten or a dozen of club members,
holding th? closest attention of his
audience as the drawings unfolded un
der his deft fingers.
The meeting closed with the hearty
singing of a Lion song, the club to
cess until next September.
Libby Youth To
Be Entertained
By Movie Star
Lamar Rowland Wins in National
Contest and Gels Trip to
Lamar Rowland, popular Libby high
school junior and son of Senator and
Mrs. M. D. Rowland, has been declared
winner in a national poem writing con
test. And thereby hangs quite a tale.
The prize Lamar wins by his ability
in poetry is a trip to Hollywood, that
mecca of so many young people, and
two weeks entertainment there with
all expenses paid. While there he will
be given photographic
possibly a chance to play a minor part
in some movie. While in Hollywood he
will be the guest of James Cagney,
well known movie actor.
Here is how it all happened.
Some two months ago while Lamar
was confined to his home with illness,
he read an advertisement in a maga
zine offerjng the free trip and enter
tainment to the one who would write
the best poem on Cagney, the actor.
Lamar wrote his poem, mailed it, and
then left the affair in the hands of the
Wednesday, morning he received a
telegram from Cagney stating he had
been declared winner in the national
contest and asked for an air mail let
ter telling if his parents would consent
to the trip. Lamar had the letter going
back by the first mail and is now wait
ing final instructions.
social way. Mrs. Bockman was pre
sented with several fine gifts as fare
well remembrances.
Mrs. Walter Neils entertained the
Ladies' Aid of St. John's Lutheran
church Tuesday afternoon in honor of
Mrs. Minnie Bockman who plans to
leave next week to make her homo
at Lewiston, Ida. The afternoon was
greatly enjoyed by the ladies in a
Libby Pays
Honor To Her
Soldier Dead
Eloquent Address Delivered
by the Rçv. R. V.
'I cannot agree with those who to
day decry patriotism and who would
substitute in its place love for all
tions," said the Rev. R. V. Crater i
his address in the Memorial Day
cises held in Libby on Tuesday morn
ing. Continuing that thought the Rev,
Crater said, in substance; "One of the
most precious things any man can hav»
is love of country and it seems to me
that a reasonable and genuine Patriot
en} is the best foundation for the
building up in one's heart of a respect
and honor for all nations.''
The Rev. Crater was the speaker of
the day at the Memorial exercises. In
his opening remarks he stressed the
need of now and then pausing to take
stock of matters that affect" the na
tion. He said more respect and honor
should be paid to the soldiers who were
ready to sacrifice life itself in de
fense of the liberties we enjoy today.
He regretted the need for national
omy that appeared to make necessary
the cutting down of compensation to
those veterans who need it most He
recalled the service these veterans had
performed in helping to crush a nation
that was striving for world dominance
and which would have deprived all
conquered nations of the liberties
enjoyed, had it
now ■
. , _ , ,, won - He pictured
briefly the sufferings of the wounded
which he himself had seen while serv
ing behind the battle lines in France.
That the American Legion is an or
ganization of the purest patriotism and
highest ideals was another thought of
the speaker. It is therefore worthy
every true citizen's deepest honor, said
the Rev. Crater.
Three Veterans Decorated.
In closing Rev. Crater stated it was
his pleasure to have a small part in
decorating three Libby veteran«. He
said the nation was in this instance
slow in recognizing the valor of men
who had shown their bravery in the
heat of battle. He then called to the
platform Isaac Ludvikson, Albert
Lovick and Gua Adamson and read
citations of the war department and
presented each of these men with
medals of the Order of the Purple
Heart and New Silver Star Citation.
The medals were awarded for bravery
in action and for distinguished and
meritorious military service.
Mayor Elmer Switzer presided
chairman and announced the program
numbers. The invocation was by the
R ev - R- W. Orr and the Legion-Moose
band played several fine selections.
The large audience joined in singing
'The Star Spangled Banner" at the
opening of the program and "Ameri
ca" just before the benediction, also
by the Rev. Orr. The singing was lead
by Mrs, George Blackwell and other
Auxiliary singers with Miss
Inez Ratekin as accompanist.
Following the exercises at the Koo
tenai theatre the veterans, the band,
the Moose drill team and members of
the Moose lodge, and others formed in
line and marched to the the cemetery
where the graves of the soldier dead
were decorated and the usual memorial
exercises were given.
Roll Call of Soldier Dead.
Following is the roll call of U. S.
veterans who have found their final
resting place in the Libby cemetery:
Civil War—Robert S. Woods, Charles
B. Rogers, Andrew C. Ross, John O.
D. Ross, Mike Kelly, Wm. Smith, Ed
mond W. Bache, M. John Brown,
Thomas W. Ralph.
Spanish-American War
Reiley, William Jenkens, Edward Daw
son, William Winters, John P. O'Brien,
James A. Garten.
Indian War—Jake Goldberg.
World War—Austin F. Reçdy, Har
per M. Erdman, Neil H. Joughin,
Robert O. Huson, Jorgen Anderson,
John F. Bockman, Henry Stenerson,
Roy J. Masters, Archie E. Allen, J. E,
Clark, Fred Federchuck, Andrew G.
Confederate States Of America—
John Johns, John Scott Harrison.
Paul Church and Chas. D. Rowe,
members of the Lincoln County Emer
gency Relief committee, spent the en
tire day last Friday visiting five com
munities in the northern part of the
county. The object of the trip was to
instruct merchants in the use of new
blanks decreed by the Helena office
and to investigate a complaint that
had been filed by a Eureka man.
Stops were made at Warland, Rex
ford, Eureka, Fortine and Trego and
conferences held with numerous mer
chants. At Eureka a number of busi
ness and professional men were inter
viewed regarding the complaint, most
of them not being beneficiaries of re
lief money in any way. The unanimous
verdict was $iat there were no grounds
for the complaint and that it was en
tirely without justification.
The Libby men found hearty co
operation everywhere and an evident
desire to assist in a difficult task and
make the money reach as many as
possible of those needing help.

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