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?*'Cz Historical Library • v 'VNrVj!p t * T T l'E X O WESTERN NEWS and THE LIBBY TIMES . VOLÜME XXXIII Libby, Lincoln County, Montana. Thursday, June. 8, 1933 Number 1 Vast Sam From State's iWtae Wealtli mv -»lore man Tur6G Billion Dollars From Montana Minerals in 70 Years. SCATTERED OVER THE ENTIRE STATE HELE NA, June 5.—In the 70 years since gold was first mined in com mercial quantities in the territory within the boundaries of Montana the state has yielded mineral products valued at more than three billion dol now lars, according to a chapter upon the mineral industry of Montana prepared for the 1933 edition qj Montana—Re sources and Opportunities," by Eugene S. Perry, professor of geology, Montana School of Mines, "Montana has a wealth of varied mineral resources," reads the lead to the chapter, "and more than ent natural products have covered from the mountains and plains of this state and many more are to be had when economic conditions favor their exploitation. During the last de cade the total value of the products of the mineral industry was greater than either the value of manufactured products nr the value of livestock marketed." From 1862 up to the close of 1931 I the value of Montana's metallic prod- | ucts, according to this chapter, was I $2,645,486,485, the value of nonmetal- j I ddffer en re ic products was $312,404,096, and that of miscellaneous mineral products $38, 000,000, a total of $2,995,890.581. Pro duction for 1932 is not included. Copper led in volume with a pro-' duction of 10,315,971,758 pounds and a value of $1,576,950,073, while the sil ver production, next in rank, aggre gated 645.988,013 ounces valued at $479,868,355. Gold, the magnet which drew Mon tana's first population influx, was pro duced to Qih value of $302,634,297. Other metalic products of the state ., , , , —. „ V-P, "1® close 1931 were: zme 2, 695,177,162 pounds worth $216,286,771; lead, 937,344,078 pounds worth $52,083, 497; manganese ore, 745,712 long tons $ 19 '®® 3 '^ 9 2 Of mineral products classed as non-| metallic, coal led with 98,972,787 short j tons valued at $215,704,100, followed in ; order by petroleum, 41,249,000 barrels, | $52,124,119; clay products $12,330,616; ; natural gas, 40,738,563 million cubic feet. $9,659,158; stone, $8,501,664; coke; , „„„ , . . —, 1,040,890 short tons, $7,065,483; sand ; and gravel, 12,701.164 short tons, $4, 228,057; gems $2,790,899. I Miscellaneous products, valued at, $38,000,000, including cadmium, tung- , sten, antimony, iron ore, ferro-alloys, ! molybdenum, aremous oxide, asbestos, cement, coal tar, carbon black, corun dum, flint, graphite, grindstone, gyp sum mineral water, phosphate rock, sulphuric acid and quartz. ! Deposits of the above named prod- ! ucts are scattered state-wide and no ! county is without some natural re- 1 sources. Metal mining is confined to | mountain areas, but mountains are : found in most of the western half of | the state—a region larger than the; New England states combined. Coal occurs in 90 per cent of the counties. Oil and gas come from 15 separate fields widely scattered throughout the plains area. Unlimited amounts of ce ment material, sand and gravel and building stone are to be had in most parts of the state, The chapter on the mineral indus try, by Professor Perry, and one on the metallurgical industry, by Curtis L. Wilson, professor of metallurgy, Montana School of Mines, occupy 19 pages of the new year book, being is sued by the Division of Publicity, De partment of Agriculture, Labor and Industry, probably the final publica tion to be put out by that division. WITH LIBBY COUNTRY VISITORS IMPRESSED Mr. and Mrs, John Desonia and their two sons, Erngst and Henry, motored to Libby from their home in Daleview, near Plenty wood, to visit their son, Arthur Desonia, of the schools here. The Desonia family were impressed with the scenery of the Libby sec tion and were enthusiastic in its praise, particularly after their trip to Lake Kilbrannon. Mr. Desonia followed U. S. Highway No. 2 all the way west from Popular and said that he found it in good shape except through the Park and from there to Libby. The Desonias left Monday for the return trip by way of Dillon. Young Men From New York Arrive For Forest Work Camp at Rexford A group of twenty-five forest workers from up-state New York arrived at Rexford, this county, Wednesday for the second camp to be established in Lincoln county in the Roosevelt forest conservation program. Officials of the local forest service have chosen another 25 men from the Lincoln county quota to be employed at this camp. The camp will be located in thö out young , . , ix 3 t a . u . . skirts of Rexford and will be in charge of Major John D. von Holtzenborff of the U. S. army, from Georgia. Major Holtzenborff h^s served 25 years in the army, navy, marine corps and air serevice, and was a U. S. pilot in the World war. He is accompanied here BEAR STARTS THROUGH WINDOW IN MOUNTAIN CABIN Fred Ayotte had a startling experi ence Friday night while sleeping in the D. & W. Mining company cabin on Prospe ct creek, afte r a day of hard work- He was awakened during the night by the crashing in of a window and starting up he saw, in the dim light, what appeared to be a man. With his rifle in hand he approached the object, uncertain as to whether it was man or beast. But the uncertainty dis- appeared when he glimpsed two pointed ears sticking above a round head. He fired and the animal fell dead, shot through the head. A light showed he had shot a large black bear. A slab of bacon had been placed in the cabin cupboard during the day and it is believed the bear scented it and was after that morsel.. Troy Will Join With Libby In Annual Frolic pe was firm and insisted that they must fp^dsh at least five innings of the na tional pastime. Chief Hoffman is now scouting for material and enough breast Challenges Libby to Ball Game—Chief Hoffman Looking for Chest Pro lectors for His Infield. Mr. Earl Angell, president of the Troy Commercial Club, has informed the Libby club of the fact that the Troy group will furnish the coffee and an orchestra for the big get-together meeting to be held at Savage lake next Monday, June 12. He also challenged the Libby club to a ball game. When informed that the local has-beens had slowed up considerable since they had left the big leagues and that they would prefer kitten ball or horse-shoes protectors for his infield. I 'Fh e June picnic includes all mem-l»| 1 hers, active and potential, of the j mercial Club and their wives and chil dren. Each family is to bring its own lunch and to bum the coffee and fix j ings off the Troy crew. The supper j is at 6:30 but as many as can will spend the afternoon at the lake. j - ! COACH VOGT ACCEPTS POSITION AT LEW1STOWN , Libby people received with universal j regret this week the announcement that Coach George Vogt had been elected [ to the position of director of physical education at Lewistown and had cepted. That means that he will sever four years of pleasant and successful connections with the Libby schools. Mr. Vogt's new position is a distinct ad vance. as the Lewistown school is con siderably larger than Libby's, having goo pupils, ac Mr. Vogt came to the Libby faculty four years ago direct from the State College at Bozeman, and has made enviable record here. In that time his teams have won three county track meets anc ( one district and one state championship in class B football. He has been highly popular with his stu dents and has held worthy ideals be f ore them Mr. Vogt will continue his studies? at Stanford university this summer. preparing for his masters degree, as; PLANNING POWER LINE FOR MINING PURPOSES j City, Ida., Arthur Dunkle, a civil en | gineer of Kellogg, Ida., and E H. Col "ns, representative of the Washington | Power company, of Spokane, were in ; the city Friday. At that time they filed a petition to be presented to the coun ' ty commissioners asking use of the public highways for power line right ! of way. They are contemplating con struclion of a power line from the Greenough power plant on Lake creek ; to Grouse mountain to serve a mining development under way there, J. E. Greenough of Coeur d'Alene BONNERS DEFEATS LIBBY AT DOWN RIVER CITY In the return game at Bonners Ferry last Sunday, the Libby ball team went down to defeat to the tune of 6 to 0. Judging from the story the score tells, the game was a much more interest ing one than that of the preceding Sunday played in Libby,- when the locals smothered the Bonners bunch under a 22 to 13 score. Corbett, Bonners pitcher, was in top form and blanked the Libbyitea through nine straight innings. Patt, hurling fob. Libby, pitched a fine game and shut out the Bonners bunch in five of the nine innings. The score by innings follows: Libby Bonners Ferry 320 100 00 0—6 Libby is negotiating for a game next Sunday with Waldo, B. C., probably to be played at Waldo. 0 00 000 00 0—0 by Sergeant LeRoy Monthie, Sergeant Michael Schapanick, Corporal Lester H. Holmes and Orphil Doucette, pri vate first class, all of the U. S. army The camp at Rexford will ultimately consist of the full quota of 200 men. Six passenger and two baggage cars filled with other forest workers and equipment from eastern slates passed through Libby yesterday on Great Northern train No. 27, bound for Gla cier national park, Paul Pival arrived home during the past week from his studies at Carroll college, at Helena, to spend the sum mer vacation with his parents, Mr and Mrs. Frank Pival. New and Rich Ore Bodies Opened In Glacier Mine j j 1 i ! j A meeting of the board of directors of the Glacier Silver Lead Mining company was held in Libby Monday. Tr a y „ ,xr ■ w e J° u Skin and G. W. Millctt of Libby; Chris Devenish of Colville, Wash., George Penfold of Coeur d'Alene, Ida., and Samuel B. Holbert of Troy. Also present were other stockholders and attorneys, in-1 eluding E, M. Child, attorney, of Kal ispell; Charles H. Goodsell and son, mining engineers of Spokane; E. E. Scttergren of Portland, Or., and James H. Striker of Addy, Wash., stockhold er ?v a The affairs of the company were thoroughly discussed and it was de cided to step up production to a con siderable extent. Purchase of .an elec trie locomotive for tramming'was or b ere d. According to a report mailed this; week to all stockholders by J. W. Bar rett, secretary, prospects at the mine are most promising. In this report Sec re L*Ly Barrett says, in part: The winter development work cul minating just lately, extends the ore reserves very greatly. The big fault ' extending across the country was pene- I trated by a cross-cut and raise and j on the far side of it, we have the nicest i ore body of the west. Yesterday a full j 12 feet m thickness and here is what j roc k- Of lead Î fnoo * s , $19.88 and of gold j $J.92. A total of $51.70 to the ton of bare rock as it comes from the hill.' Ihen Mr. Joughin dropped into the earth 100 feet and is coming up on the gold ore discovered last summer and this is ore that is wide and handsome, cently appointed member of the state, highway commission, motored into Libby Saturday and spent the night | here. Saturday evening the highway committee of the Libby Commercial j club and a few other citizens met with I him at the Hotel Libby and discussed highway matters. Sunday Mr. Croon cnberghs motored to Troy and was ac companied by County Commissioner Brink. At Troy the two men visited with County Commissioner Kensler, Mr. Croonenberghs and Mr. Kensler being old friends since the time when Mr. Kensler was in business in Mis-' fii~ conversation with County Com A IT* » ComVJlrW H]yl|W3 V TT Asked by Governor Cooney to Acquaint Himself with Northwest Montana's Official Visits Ibis Section Road Needs. L. J. Croonenberghs of Missoula, re soula. missioner Brink, Mr. Croonenberghs, said that undoubtedly work would be started on the Kootenai Falls proj- , ect just as soon as a highway program I could be worked out by the new Roose- | velt administration 1 Mr, Croonenberghs took the trip so as t„ acquaint highway , conditions m this part of the state, i Governor Cooney, writing to Libby mon, savs he had asked Mr, Croonen-; berghs to become familiar with this 1 section and its road needs. The gov ernor writes; "I assure you that I am : infd aS y °^f e nK^T™ te l th Libby-Troy : stretch) I have been over these roads , a number of times and realize more than most people the necessity of hav- ; ing the work done". KALISPELL MEN BOOST VIGOROUSLY LIBBY-TROY ROAD I , This newspaper is in receipt of a long two-page letter written by the road committee of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and addressed to Senator B. K. Wheeler at Washington. It argues i vigorously in behalf of the Libby-Troy highway project and solicits the sup port of the senator. A short quotation from the letter reads: "Our situation is so acute, however that we feel warranted in again bringing the matter to your attention. While Kalispell is interested in the Libby-Troy road to a great degree, its interest is small : compared to that of the important com munities of Troy and Libby. The fail ure to let the Troy-Libby contract as Der schedule has worked" a great in justice on these people. This road is their only outlet to the outside world, and as long as this work is postponed these people will not share to any ap preciable extent in the tourist business to which they have looked forward for a great many years. "Wo do not believe that there are any people in Montana more deserv ing of consideration than the people of Lincoln county. They have always been 100% for good roads. When the question of a 5c gasoline tax was sub mitted, Lincoln county was the ban -1 ner county in Montana; the same\tas true when the road debenture law v% submitted." Many other strong arguments are mentioned and Senator Wheeler is urged to enlist the support of Senator Erickson and Congressmen Ayers and Monaghan in behalf of the road. The letter is signed by George W. Lan strum, Sidney M. Logaa, Carl Hum mer, John Sherman and W. B. Mac W. D Farnsworth of Millwood, Wn., was in Libby Sunday visiting the Gla cier mine, of which he is a stockholder, Donald. from 4 to 20 feet in thickness. And the values Lead $11.10; silver $9.80 and R0 .!l 324 ' 80 to t the ton of raw rock." 1 he present car load of concentrates being made will not run to exceed $200 per ton because they are running 1 through part low grade that was brok en in making this new development, but the next car after this one, when only this high grade is being milled i should startle the world and make the | Glacier mine stand out by itself as the i outstanding producer of high grade j mine product, of this age." i The management hopes to increase I P r °duction t 0 the point where it will be possible to declare a dividend this year. In line with that purpose the j following resolution was adopted by the board of directors: "RESOLUTION; WHEREAS, j economic condition of the world in general and the stockholders of this j corporation in particular, make it seem advisable and to the best interest of all concerned, that we bend every ef fort in an endeavor to pay a dividend, and as large as possible, during the year 1933, and, whereas, to accomplish this end it is necessary to step up the I production of the mine to a point where the volume will be sufficient to make the earnings large enough for this purpose, therefore be it resolved, and it is hereby resolved, that the officers and management of this corporation be hereby instructed and commanded, this emergency exists, to care for all capital expenditures from capital ac count and preserve the earnings for dividend purposes, and to step up the production of the mine to a point to accomplish this purpose." The as __ MISkOULA, June 5, 1933,-Armed with appointments which give them; power of immediate arrest wherever I they may be traveling in the state, 2000 j bH Montana citizens will ' p sp 1 lontana citizens will again wage war in Montana this sum- i ™er on the careless smoker ►and camp er * as well as on the mcendiarist, ac- j cording to Supervisor C. S. Webb. - . Last year this volunteer organiza bon was a valuable factor in reducing man-caused forest fires on the timber fnds within the state, ' says Supervisor For this reason the plan Is be * n ? followed again this year and ap pointments countersigned by State For ester Rutledge Parker are being sent out this week. Volunteer wardens supplement the regular forest protection forces of the forest service, the state and other j j Two Thousand of Them Will Help ; Wage War on Careless Smokers > and Campers. Volunteer Fire Wardens Arc Again on Job ; . , ... agencies and serve without pay. Fortunately," says Supervisor Webb "the majority ot people «rho use wl' Ä ri,,V;Vv.r~u l .k ul! f k u ' Wlth flre -but there are some whose bc hav '° r «.knowingly or unknowing-i i y ' c °ntiary good woodsmariship. It rs t toward this small group that the ac ^ volunteer wardens are; Among the first to accept appoint ments were Governor Frank Cooney, Ron and 0 s Warden chairm an of the Montana highway com mi „ sion [mission. CATHOLIC VACATION SCHOOL OPENED MONDAY The Catholic vacation school opened last Monday in the Central school building, with an enrollment of about 90 pupils. Two Sister are in charge of the work, Sister Rose Angela and Sis ter Mary Trinitas. They are being as sisted in the teaching by Miss Rosella Shea and Miss Margaret Fennessy will also assist as soon as she returns from her college work. Some of the ladies of the church are helping in the neces sarÿ work outsi(Je the class rooms. Surprise Party on Mrs. Hayes. The members of the Three Four's Bridge club dropped in on Mrs. George Hayes last Thursday evening and treated her to a surprise just prior to her departure from the city for the summer. The evening was enjoyed at thè card tables with prizes for high and low score being won by Mrs. Har old Miller and Mrs. Jack Swarens re The Golden West Mining company held its annual meeting June 1 in Lib by, and elected officers and a board of directors. The officers are Walter Arnold, president; Ray Pettit, secre tary-treasurer; both of Yakima, Wash., and Dr. A. E. Optroot, of Libby, vice president Plans [for the summer are to put a small crew at mind work as soon as road to the mine can iW cleared of slides. The objective will be devel opment of the ore body on the new find. The road to the mine is blocked in two or three places. Snow slides dur ing the winter picked up a mass of down timber above 1 ' the road—left there by former slides—and deposited! it on the road. îh cleared away. spectively. Dainty refreshments were served. Holds Annual Meeting. is will have to be FINAL MEETING OF SEASON FOR LIBBY WOMAN'S CLUB The Woman's Club house is to be the scene of the final meeting of the Libby WOman' s Club, to he held Tues day noon, June 13, at 1 p. m. and ar rangements are being made for a de lightful contributerfdish- luncheon. An interesting program that will make you forget all your cares and troubles is being arranged. In addi-1 tion there will be the induction of the new officers into office by a former president, Mrs, Joughin. The chairman for the luncheon is Mrs. Erford Jaqueth. Mrs. Jaqueth wishes everyone to bring their own table equipment and anything else they may wish to eat except coffee, rolls and dessert which will be fur nished by the club. Word Received Relief Fund Will Be Reduced Under New Legislation State's Allot ment Is Materially Cut—Means Les« Money for Lincoln County, The Lincoln county relief committee has received word from Helena that the initial grant to the state of Mon tana for relief purposes for the month of June is $213,516. It is possible this amount may be increased but there is no assurance that it will be. The letter from Helena headquarters — : "As this grant is considerable says; smaller than in previous months, we are instructing the various counties to tinue relief operations but on a cur tailed basis. You are advised to drop as many cases as you possibly can." Under the new legislation enacted by congress and under which relief con -, GAM E OF BALL SEASON Playing good ball behind nice chuck jn S- Lib by Cubs won their third defeating Rexford y 5 Tf ** Li £ b v. diamond Sunday Except for one bad inning by Rexford a snappy brand of ball was displayed by both clubs. Much hitting featured the game and a home-run by Shanahan with two mates aboard was the climax. Botchek of the Cubs also hit a homer. M. Nelson pitched a nice game for the losers but lacked support both in the infield and outfield. Shanahan, c Farr, cf Hunsingcr, If-lb M. Nelson, p is now being administered, the federal government will grant to each state, for relief purposes, one-third of the amöunt expended by the state in re lieving distress during the preceding quarter. In determining the amount expended by the state, all money paid out by the state, by counties, cities, by the Red Cross and other such or Sanitations, for relief purposes, are to be included in the grand total. Grants by the federal government to the states be made quarterly. CUBS WIN THIRD „ ,, 7 I The score: Rexford Smith, rf AB R 5 1 5 1 4 0 .4 0 4 0 .i... 4 0 H A i 1 0 i ar ® T m , g« » 3 «3, \ 3 I 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 ss 0 0 2 1 1 „ „ t 2 , q a H 8 I lb T Nelson If | J- Nelson, If Totals , C ubs Martin, rf Cormier, c Brown, lb P- Baker, p W. Baker, cf 5 Botchek, 3b 5 Rusher, 2h . Phillips, If 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 37 5 15 Peterson, ss 6 3 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 2 5 0 ...3 1 .5 o! ,4 5 ; .4 0 Totals .42 17 15 Home Runs, Shanahan, Botchek; three-base hits; Peterson; two-base hits Botcheck, Shanahan: struck out; by P. Baker, 9; by M. Nelson, 7; walked; by Baker 1, winning pitcher, Baker. J. if Rexford Cubs 000 010 40 0-5 1 1 8 0 3 1 3 0 x—17 15 JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB 6:15 before starting for Savage Lake, I where swimming, dinner and dancing [ will follow. From all arrangements it promises to be very enjoyable. Each member is urged most heartily to come. WILL HOLD PICNIC The Junior Woman's club will con cludfe the regular meetings for the summer next Friday evening. All members with their husbands or escorts are to meet at the Library at Former Libby Resident Confesses To Having Killed Woman Here in 1915 on June 5, bleeding profusely and con fessed to the police that he had killed a woman in Libby in 1915. He said he could not remember the woman's name or details of the murder, but that his conscience bothered him. He collapsed at the feet of Chief of Police W. G. Stan ford. Hedlung had hacked himself with a razor in an apparent suicide attempt at his home before making his way to the police station, According to Associated Press re port« in Tuesday's papers, one, Alec Hedlung, 35, a war veteran, staggered into the police station at Vallejo, Calif., The sheriffs office in Libby states it has no record of any murder having 1 j : j | l Graduation Exercises Are Most Unique - Libby High School Class Presents Clever Program. TWENTY ONE WIN COVETED DIPLOMAS When the class of *33 of the Libby high school announced to the public that their commencement exercises would be different from the usual der, they spoke the truth. When the stage curtains rolled back last Fri day evening in the Junior High audi torium, the audience that packed all available space saw a most entranc ing picture. There on the stage the class of 21 fink looking young people seated at a banquet table,—in crescent shape—with the points of the crescent facing the audience, The exercises were nimilpn to an after dinner program. Miss Cath erine Orr was to as (mistress and dis charged the duties of the office with much credit to herself. The after din ner speeches consisted of the usual numbers that make up class day exer cises, the toastmistress calling on each one with a few appropriate introduc tory remarks. The first numbers on the program were two songs by the Girls' Glee club, "The World Is Waiting for the Sun rise," and "Whispering Hope." Then the curtains were rolled back t 0 dis or was close the class seated at the table. The Boy's Glee club sang a very clever number bidding the senior class good bye. This was followed by a response' sung by the seniors. Miss Orr, the toastmistress, then took charge of the program. Miss Rosella Shea delivered the salutatory, the class history was given by Billie West, the class pronhesy by Clarence Hogan, the class will by Andrew Spranger ahet the valedictory by Joseph Fen nessy. All the young people acquitted themselves with credit. To make the banquet effect more realistic, Lamar Rowland took the part of the butler and Miss Jean "wahrtes " S A few years ago the Hbnor Society inaugurated the custom of awarding a scholarship cup to the high school c l ass that made the highest grades during the year. This year the seniors won that distinction and the cup. Dur j n g the urogram Joseoh Fennessv a* president of the' Honor Society pre sented the cup to the seniors. The cup W as accepted bv Clifford Brown sen Jor class president who returned it to the Honor Society to be again passed on to the winning class. The cup was accepted in behalf of the Hon or Society by Miss Gunhilda Rolset, Before presenting diplomas, Superin tendent Wood announced winners of various awards that arc given annually. Each year the Civic Club has engraved on an honor plaque the name of that student who they consider has made a record as the outstanding citizen of the high school for the year. On this occasion the honor was won by Carl ; was won by ; Nbrdin, Several years ago the late I Ned Joughin started the giving of three j cash awards and the practice has been i continued by his son. Carlton Joughin. j Two awards go to the boy and girl who excel in a long list of characteristics j that united make an outstanding cit izen. The awards are voted by the high school faculty, the winning boy this year being Joseph Fennessy but j the faculty not being able to choose I between two girls, the award was di ; vided equally between Rosella Shea and Catherine Orr. The award for the greatest improvement during the four years of high school was won by Clar ence Hogan. Superintendent Wood then presented diplomas to the 20 graduates present, one senior, Edward Dutton, not being able to be present as he had accepted employment in the government forest camp at Troy. His diploma had pre viously been awarded to him. The exercises were closed with a farewell song by the seniors. i Government Survey Crew Here. The advance guard of a government coast and geodetic survey crew drove into Libby this noon looking for an empty house for use of the crew. The crew comprises 14 men and expects to be here about two weeks. It carries its own house and cooking equipment, The party is working from Bonners Ferry through this district Canadian line, and is in charge of Lieutenant Laskowski, to the been committeed here in 1915, nor can the officers unearth any trace of one. If such a murder was committeed it had apparently been kept a secret There is, however, a recollection of Hedlung when he lived here. Amsel Templin has a group picture in which Hedlung appears. Templin also recalls that Hedlung, George Ryhart and him self were out hifnting one day, when Ryhart, in crossing a log, stumbled and fell, discharging his rifle and killing himself. It is said Hedlung was seriously affected at the time by the death of his companion. It is now sur mised his mind may be harboring an hallucination based on that unhappy experience.