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TOMMY'S WORLD IS ALL UPSIDE DOWN Or maybe it's just the world that looks that way the world that forgets that polio is still a terrifying crippler. Tommy Davey was stricken with paralytic polio when he was 14 months old. That was over four years ago. Arms, legs, chest muscles, all paralyzed. His earliest memory is the iron lung and the world seen through a mirror. What he sees is the white, hushed, institutional world of the hospital. But here he seems to be looking at you - at me - at all of us. He seems to be reminding us that polio is a costly crippler still. Tommy is one of 50,000 polio patients receiving March of Dimes aid. Your help in the past literally kept him alive. Your help also enabled scientists to develop weapons against polio, like the Salk vaccine and advanced rehabilitation techniques. Your contribution to the NEW March of Dimes in 1960 offers new hope to polio victims. For sufferers like Tommy your help can make the world right side up agsia. Blue Cross Notes Milestone | Dr. A. F. Hammargren, right,]izens in operation at this time." member of the nlue Shield board oft About 98 per cent of the total Blue directors, congratulates Charles S. Shield enrollment is-in areas where Robertson. both of Harvey, who be- special programs for the aged are came the 200,000th member to en- already being offered or are in ran in North Dakota Blue Shield stages of development, aLl within since it began in 1945. Robertson is one year following the American one of the "senior citizens" of North Dakota who enrolled in the pro- gram and just recently observed his 741h birthday anniversary. "North Dakota Blue Shield, along with 67 other Blue Shield Plans and their sponsoring medical societies has registered outstanding progress in the development of medical care coverage for the senior citizens of the nat,)n," states Donald E. Eagles, execut~e vice president of the North Dakota Plan. "We have just completed a study to determine the progress made since passage of the American Med- ical Assn resolution in December 1958," he said, "and the results have been most encouraging. Medical Assn resolution. "Prior to the passage of the Ameri- can Medical Assn resolution," Eagles added, "only a limited num- ber of plans had special programs for the aged, although all Blue Shield Plans permit group enroll- ment at any age a~a4 al~ar con- tinuation of coverage to all mem- bers beyond the age of 65." "While we realize that the many and varied proble~qs coafronthag our senior citizens cannot be solved m a short period of time,'~ g~gle$ said, "it is heartwarming to ~ote the significar~t progress made ha the past year in meeting tl~ese cha~- Ienges. "Without the splendid cooperation of the sponsoring medica~ societies "Only eight of the Blue Shield such progress could not Dave been plans in the United States do not made in twelve short rr~atb.s," be have a program for the senior cat-, concluded. Senator Favors Naming Brid for Capt. Marsh Fred Krause, Jr N D. State sen- ator from Carson, who lives part time in Bismarck. reported th~s week that he has been contacting state and national officials regard- irdg the possibility of naming the new interstate highway bridge in honor of the late Captain Grant Mar~h, who piloted the steamer "'Far West" down the Missouri river with wounded from the Custer bat- tlafield. Ser~tm- K~'~a~F~e ~ne~. Captalr~ Marsh well and recalls that in June 1913 he was managing the lumber yard and grain elevator at Ree, lo- cated due north from Beulah, on the Mi~ouri river. This operation was owned by the late Captain I. P. Baker. The Indians were having one of their annual paw-wows on the opo pcsite side of the fiver from Ree and w~atecl Krause to help arrange transportation for them to cross, as they only had two small row boats. Krause arranged for a freight boat," the, "Bismarck" which arriv- ed on the morning of June 30, 1918 Captain Marsh piloted the boat and Tony Anne (Father of the Atme boys now living in Bismarck) was the engineer. The Indians were all gathered ,m the river banks awaiting the ar~va] A'g fh'st Calfmir~ Ma~h flatly refused 16 take the eager p~s. segers, declaring he had no license for passengers, Just freighting. But Jo e ti Mrs. Davis, in an interview at the Execu- tive Mansion, explained that the Cam, aign would seek . . . [O INFORM the women leadership of the State about the growing problem of illegitimacy and unmarried parenthood in North Dakota. to DESIGN a program of service to better treat and rehabilitate unwed mothers to a "New Beginning" for themselves and their babies. to STRENGTHEN Church and Community ef- forts in wholesome sex and social at- titudes for the growing youth of a growing state. to FINANCE the building of a new Modern Maternity Home as part of a program of Rehabilitation and Prevention. WILLISTON WORKSHOP First Lutheran Church 912 Main Ave. January 22, 19(0 MINOT WORKSHOP Bethany Lutheran Church 3rd Ave. & 3rd Street S.E. January 25, 1960 MRS. SEVERT PETERSON Williston Area Chairman .MRS. LORENIZ HY~TAD Velva Area Chairman II I DICKINSON WORKSHOP St. John's Lutheran Church 13&4th Ave. W. January 20, 1~0 MRS. ERNEST STEDJE Hettinger Area Chairman BISMARCK WORKSHOP America. Lutheran Church 1402 Ave. C. Elslt January 19, iN0 MRS. HERB HALVORSON Bismarck Area Chairman avis ops MRS. JOHN E. DAVIS Bismarck Genera] CampaigD Chalrmaa DEVILS LAKE WORKSHOP St. Olaf Lutheran Church i|h A~.~. & "111 Street Janu "ry 26, 1960 MRS. W. R. REITAN Cando Area Chairman JAMESTOWN WORKSHOP Trinity Lutheran Churc~ 3 Street & 4th Ave. S.E, January III, 19(,0 MRS. GINA E. HANSON' Jamestown Area Chairman ign House of Mercy Campaign --to--. Build a New Maternity Home Goal S21PI,O00 SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS To Cover All of North Dakota In 8 Area Workshops January 14-27, 1960 GRAND FORKS WORKSHOP University Lutheran Church 2122 University Ave. January 27, 19(0 MRS. R. S. AANESTAD Grand Forks Area Chairman FARGO WORKSHOP PoMoppidan Lutheran Church ,lrd Ave. & 4th Street N. January 14, 1960 MRS. ROY NIELSON Wahpeton Area Chairman i :i i Seal Fred Kramm. Jr. realizing the plight of the Indians. and after Krause assured him he would be respcmsible, he finally ceE~onf ~. About 10~ to 150 Indians--men women and children wer loaded. It was high water during the Juno rise. And ~ tway Cross~, fire broke ou~ in the engine room. This was immediately noticed by Capt. Marsh who fainted in the pi- lot room. When Krause saw him faint, he ran ~p and tried to steer the boat direct to shore, hoping to arrive in shallow water before the rubber belt which was used as a drive belt to the gem water wheel at the rear would burn and the boat became powerless. As soon as the Indians noticed the fire, a terrific scream and cry arose which contti~ued ~tit~ .tl~ boat stalled in shallow water and they were freed. During this time, Krause realizetl the great responsibility he had as- sumed, A~ter anchoring the boat. pas- sengers were cautioned to leave in ordrly fashion. The men went first, stepping into three or four feet of water, and then assisted the women and children, carrying many to shore. There were no accidents o~ casualties. The carrier life boat was saved Capt. Marsh. Anne and used to reach shore. As they watched the "Bismarck" go up in flames, Capt. Marsh sobbed like a child and wailed, Oh my! oh my! oh *my! When the news was telephoned to Capt Bak6r, ~gaint Capt. Mm~sh fvinted and Krause finished the conversation. He was gldd Capt. Baker agreed, much as he regretted losing the boat. that he would ha'ca done just as Krause did in giving the Indians a lift across the river to their paw-wow. --ck- Beede Heads Group to Study Labor Laws Gay. John E. Davis has appoint- ed retiring State Rep. Ralph Beede tt, head a spcial committe to study the state's labor laws. "I he cortm~ittee, authorized by the 1959 legislature, will meet Feb.5 in the State Capitol. The governor directed the ll-member group to review North Dakota labor laws and also the new Landrum43riffith natLoaal labor law, which has some features requring state ac- tmn to carry out. Recommendations of the group will be sent to the 1961 legislature. Members of the committee in- clude six Republican and two Democratic state legislators, two at- torneys and a labor leader. They are. Raps. Ralph Beede. Elgin; Gor- don S. Aamoth, Fargo; Kenneth C. Lowe, Grand Forks; C a r I A. Meyer, Flasher, and Bruce M. Van Sickle, Minot; Sens. Ralph J. Erickstad, Devils Lake; O. S, Johnson, Langdon, and Edwin C. Backer Jr Willow City; Attorneys Frank Jestrab, Willis- ton, and Phil B. Vogel, Fargo, and state labor federation president W. W. Murrey, Fargo. [] TAME PASTURE BOOM~ DUNN RANCHER SAYS Even though native grass made very little growth this year due to the severe drouth, Robert Sadow- sky's 1959 calf crop is the heaviest it has been for several years The Manning rancher's 100 cows 1840: William 1860: Abraham 1880: James Henry Harrison Llnooln A. Garfield 1900: WUllmn 1920: Warren 1940: Franklin McKinley G. ilarding D. Roosevelt VICE PRESIDENT, ANYONE?--Second place on one of the na- Uonal Ucketa thi~ year might not look too bad when the candidates consider that every President elected in each 20- year ,pan ~mce 1840 lma died in office. (Central Pre~) and 20 yearlings have grazed on tame grass pasture from the latter part of May until the middle of August. The pasture was seeded to grass two years ago. Sadowsky uses creep feeders from about the first of Jul~v taltil the calves are weaned in November. He uses cross fences in his pastures and has developed water supplies where they are needed, reports Dunn county extension agent Wil- liam Cockburn. Sadowsky is in partnership with his father, Anton J. Sadowsky, who ires in Dickinson. Expen.~.es were high, and Sadowsky revised his farm plan to change over to more livestock and less small grain. He seeded about half his cropland to grass. This relieved a pasture short- age for the beef herd, and eased the labor problem in the spring J during calving time. "'My net income this year will be almost a third larger than it would have been if I had been farming the land which was seeded to grass two years ago," he saYS.