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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER North Dakota's smafler commun- ities must build new economic foun- dations for themselves, Gay. John E. Davis told approximately 100 representatives of industrial con- cerns, educators and civic officials Monday at Bismarck. Speaking at a research and de- velopment meeting sponsored by the economic development commission, Davis said that the smaller towns can no longer justify their existance as centers of distribution, since dis- tance barriers have been broken down transportation methods. The governor stressed the need for industrial development and said that unless other economic oppor- tunities take place the state will lose its younger citizens, since they can not be inc~uced to remain with- in the state under a predominantly agriculture economy. Davis noted that the state has gained three potato flaking plants in eastern North Dakota within the ~ast few years, and that the grain pellet industry was also material- izing well. The transition from grain farming to cattle feeding was an- other step forward, he said. Harold Olson of Minot, first vice president of the North Dakota Fed- eration of I,abor, criticized the state's labor laws as not being con- ducive to industrial development. Moderating the meeting was Larry Schneider, director of the EDC. Schneider called for reports lrom representatives of the various phases of North Dakota's economy. Thor A. Hertsgaard, Fargo, as- sistant agricultural economist for the North Dakota Agricultural col- lege extension service, told the group there were at least five areas in North Dakota where enough straw was available for pulping. C. J. Heltemus, Fargo, ,f the Federal agricultural marketing ser- vice, told what data an individual or firm could expect from his agen- cy. It. O. 'M. GruUe, Fergus Falls, MImL, vlee president of Otter Tail Power Co said that three million tons of North Dakota lignite wotfld be burned by power companies in the next 10 years and that power eom- VACATION--President Eisenhower waves his hat as he escorts his wife. Mamie, from the plane which took them to Augusta, Ga for a vacation. Th~ Chief Executive will rest up and play golf before returning to Washington at opening of Congress. NC-4 FIRST AIRCRAFT TO FLY AT IC CROSSING, THREE NAVY NC ilh CURTISS FLYING BOATS TOOK OFF FROM NEWFOUNDLAND ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO SPAN THE ATLANTIC BY AIR. OF THE THREE, THE NC-4, PILOTED BY LT. CMDR. A. C. REED, WAS THE ONLY PLANE TO COMPLETE THE FLIGHT TO THE AZORES. BOTH THE NC-I AND NC-3 RAN INTO TROUBLE. AFTER REACHING THE AZORES AND PORTUGAL, THE NC-4 FLEW ON TO PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, LANDING AT THE SPOT WHERE THE PILGRIMS HAD DEPARTED FOR THE NEW WORLD 300 YEARS BEFORE. . panics will be building and ex- panding where they are close to the state's lignite. Verne Cooper, assistant state en- gineer, said that the only rivers that had enough year-around flow to support industry were the Mis- -~ouri and ellowstone, both having their points of origin in the Rocky Mountains. Other North Dakota rivers must depend upon runoff from the surrounding prairies, he said. Dr. Wilson Laird, Grand Forks, state geologist, said he felt the petrochemical industry would be of the greatest bene- fit to the sta'te. He s~id that all the r~w mterials for such an industry axe to be found here. Dean Thomas Clifford, Grand Forks, speaking for University of North Dakota research, said that the UND chemistry department had don~ much research in dehydration of potatoes for the potato flaking industries we have and is nov] working on further uses for lignite. Money for this research, he said, was coming from the coal indus- try. Everett Thomas Great Northern Railway official from St. Paul. said the North Dakota legislature has done much to aid development of the railroad industry here. Earl Benser. Fargo, manager of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co said that 95 per cent of all tele- phones in the state were dial and that by 1961 or earTy 1962 would be 100 per cent, making this state one of the first in the country to be completely on a dial system. He said that the switch to dial has not decreased employment but has increased it 158 per cent. He said that when industry comes to North Dakota, it will not have to worry about lack of communi- cations. --EP-- The U. S. is not only the world's largest exporter of agricultural dro- ducts, but also exports the widest variety. Auditors Bound To Release Delinquents List A special assistant attorney gen- eral advised state county commis- sioners holding their annual con- vention this week in Williston that for seeing that the delinquent per- sonal property tax lists are publish- ed. Kenneth Jakes said auditors are ,bound to do so under a 1959 amend- ment to the tax laws. Lack of prior notice, Jakes said, will not hold up this first vubli- cation of the lists. That, Jakes told the commis- sioners, is the gist of rulings by the attorney general's office. Covered Wagon, 5-0, won the first! round title in the City League. In second round action Robert James beat Are Texaco 54-27 and Super Valu took Legion 40-37. Wednesday --Tribune swamped Eddys 80-52 and Covered Wagon won over Kavaneys 92-40. Ice hockey drills began this week. Pea Wee and Junior High groups started practice. Dick Willows is in charge of the program at the 16th St. and Thayer ice rink. Prac- tice for H. S. boys will be Monday through Friday from 4 to 5:30 P. M. and Sundays 1 to 4:30 P. M. Over H. S. age Sunday afternoons. This is sponsored by the Bismarck Jaycees and the Park Board. It is hoped that this will be the begin- ning of a hockey program for Bis- marck. It is the responsibility of each sponsibility of the commissioners county auditor---and not the re- -to see that the list appears in the official county newspaper, Jakes added. The attorney said the list refer- red to is the one made up of de- 3F~~ 7HeF~ 'HAPPY NEW YEAR AND 90 DAYS'--Daniel Brewer, 61, sits in custody in Kalamazoo, Mich where he ha~ learned not to be caught short when pleading guilty to a drunk charge, the eighth this time. He asked Judge Clark M. Olmstead for 90 days---'~hls weather is killing me and I can't find a job. Besides, I'm ready for a long hard winter in a cell." He then hauled out 39 packages of smoking tobacco, 24 packages of chewin', eight boxes of snuff, matches, two pipes and soap (Jail soap irritates his skin). Said Judge Clark, "Happy New Year and 90 days." iiiiiii ii!!iii!ii!i!iliiiiiii !iiiiii !!! TRAGEDY--Warren Krause, of Monroe, Mich is shown with his son, Ronald, I0, one of three children he managed to save from their flaming home. Krause backed his lumber truck up to the house to reach the second floor and rescued his wife and three of their four children. Gaye, 6, died of suffocation. linquent personal taxes compiled by each of the county's sheriff in December. This, he said, includes not only taxes that become delinquent last year but in all prmr years. On a statewide basis, Jakes said, with the new publication of the ember were the highest ever re- lists, personal tax collections in Dec- corded, with taxpayers m many cases paying up for several years. He estimated that throughout the state, more than $3,400,000 in per- sonal taxes are delinquent, extend- ing in instances back into the 1920's. Floyd Upham, director of the state highway department's public safety division, also spoke to the commissioners Tuesday afternoon. AVOID DRIVING WHEN ROADS ARE BAD Limit your driving to essential trips whenever winter storms reach blizzard proportions, Floyd J. Up- ham, Director of the state public saftety division advises. "The cooperation of the motoring public will be much appreciated by law inforcement officers, snow- plow operators, and highway san.d- ing crews." the State official de- clared. "A few chainless and stranded motorists can tie up snow removal operations and delay highway workers who are doing their best to open roadways to necessary traf- fic," he added. "'The driver who fails to exercise extra precaution during extraordinary weather in- vites trouble for himself and delay for others." Upham said that "highway crews do an heroic job in keeping mai~ reads open even under the most ,s~vere storm co.nd~t~ons.-flay ~fz night, but their job would be some. what easier if motorists would think and act wisely." Persons making hazardous winter trips should take these precaution- ary steps, Upham said: 1.} Check with the nearest state patrol station or auto club to learn what conditions may be expected along the route. 2.) Have your vehicle checked, especially winter equipment. 3.) Keep tire chains handy for "stop" and "go" traction. 4.) If the going gets too rough, it would be w~se to stay over night in the nearest motel or hotel. Call ahead and advise those expecting you that you are~ "playing it smart" and you'll arrive--safely the next day. JEREMIAH O'BRIEN THE FIRST NAVAL BATTLE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAS A REAL "WOODCHOPFER'S BALL" IN THE SPRING OF 1775, THE BRITISH ARMED SCHOONER, "MARGA. RETTA," ENTERED MACHIAS, ME TO LOAD LUMBER FOR THE RED COATS IN BOSTON. INSTEAD OF LUMBER, THEY GOT A LOAD OF JEREMIAH O'BRIEN AND HIS BAND OF MAINE LUMBERJACKS. SAILING THE LIGHTLY ARMED YANKEE SLOOP, UNITY, THIS LUSTY SCOTCH-IRISHMAN QUICKLY CON. QUERED THE LARGER, MORE HEAVILY GUNNED BRITISH VESSEL IN A FIERCE BOARDING ACTION. SPEAK FOR UNION--President Eisenhower's three-man fact- finding board has stepped back into the deadlocked steel dis- pute to get management's "last offer" to the Steelworkers Union and to size up the stalemate. Union officials ready to face them at the Washington meeting are (1. to r.) : attorney Arthur Goldberg, Vice President Howard Hague, Secretary Treasurer I. W. Abel and David J. McDonald, the president. %