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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER EUB Leader Elected to Head Church Council Geo. Dumeland "Man of the Year" in Agriculture in in merlca M'embers of tile North Dakota Council of Churches have elected as their new president, Dr. A. G. Ma;- tin of Far~o, conference superinten- dent of the Dakota Conferen,:e. Evangelical United Brethren church. Other officers elected were the Rev. Cecil Evans. pastor of the Church of God. Grand Forks. v}ce president: Mrs. Harry Christ;an, Fargo, recording secretary; and A. R. Bergesen. Fargo, treasurer. The new executive secretary is the Rev. Oscar W. Olson, who has been the associate since last June. Members of the board of direet,~rs elected, each representing one of tile 14 members denominations, were Mrs. Harry Christian, Baptist. Fargo; M. W. Petry, Church of the Breth- ren, Minot; the Rev. Cecil Ewms, Church of God, Grand Forks: A. R. Bergesen, Congregational Christian, Fargo; Mrs. D L Gilbert, Disciples, Moorhead: the Very Rev. Har-y W. Vere, Episcopal. Fargo: Dr. A. G. Martin. Evangelical United Breth- ren. Fargo: the Rev. George Steffen. Evangelical and Reformed, New Sa. ]em; The Rev. Christian Martin. Ger- man Congregational Kulm: R. F. Gunkelman Jr Methodist, Farg,~; Irvin Piper. Moravian. Cassclhm: Harry Simpson. Presbyterian, Miqot: The Rev. Melvin ~I2eVries, Refvrmed Church in America, Bismarck. and Major Leslie Chase, Salvation A rmy. Fargo. Chairmen for five div~smns and 12 departments, responsible fo,' council program activities, were also elected. ----[~x-- Fire DesIroys Grain 'ElevaIor Fire destroyed a large wood frame elevator and two adjacent grain bins Sunday at Donneybrook, causing an estimated $75.000 loss to the Donneybrook Grain Co. The flumes were first spotted about 10:30 p. m. Men and equip- ment from life departments at Don- ueybrook, Carpm and Kenmare fought the blaze against a strong wind. Ambrose A. Stammen of Minot, I George A. Duemeland of Bis- marck was honored as North Da- kota's "Man of the Year in Agri- culture" at thie Saddle and Sir- loin club banquet Feb. 5th in Far- go during the Little International IAves~ock show at the North Da- kota Agricultural College. The portrait of Mr. Duemeland has been hung in the Hall of Fame i.n the Shepperd Arena on the campu.~, along with 45 other men who have been previously recogndzed for their intersts and achiev,emen{~ i~ the agronomic and livestock field. George, with his son Lorin, own the l|atterson Land Co. and started a t~ew chailter in l[erefo~l JhLstol~y t,t America with their Zato llelr breeding a| ~eir ranch near Wing, about 50 miles northeast of Bismarck. Zalo tleir:~ and Zato Iteiresses have ,:,)me fo he abouttile most prized animals in the Hereford ~2tl,~in(':;:< AithoHgh lhe Patterson Land Co. di:;posrd of much of its foundatiol~ purebred herd some years ago the eompm~y retained a solid core of this bloodline it originated. Gee. (as he signs his name) was born October 26, 1887 at St. Clair. a small tow~ in southern Minne- sota. His fatq~er. E. A. Duemeland. ran an old time country store. This was a gathering place for the community and the friendly ben- ches and Round Oak stove invited pleasant conversation after eve- oing purchases were made. His father had a safe in the store their professions. The brothers aktended Mankato Business colege and then went to work for L. Patterson Mercantile Co a wholesale grocery concern who is co-owner of the elevator w~hose salesmen and owners had company with K. S. Peterson, Mi- called on the Duemelands through not lawyer, said the fire possibly the )-ears. started in the office of the main to supervise the farming, George and his wife moved with their family to Bismarck in 1919. The ranch at Wing was built that same year on a block of un- sold lands so that they might pay their own way. A small herd of purebred cows from Eugene Pat- ter:mn's Oakes. /North Dakota ranch was moved to tl~e Wi~,g ranch to form the begmning of what is now known as the Patter- son Herefords. Rental of pasture and hay lands in central North Dakota did not pay large profits and those lands were traded or sold and the de- pressaon years of l~ne thirties fur- ther whittled down the lands. George recalls that it was late in 1937 when things seemed black- est, that the Patterson family tmirs suggested that the real estate taxes might outweigh all future profits and suggested that the key be turned in the door. But George persuaded them io h,t him continue to operate the ranch which he did until 1939. when he and his son Lorin pur- chased the little valued Patterson Land Co. stock. George had a tremendous faith in North Dakota which he had seen settled and fanned. He be- lieved that good times would even- tually return. And they did. In 1941 the new partners made t:hmr first post-depression I a n d sale down in Logan county. Crops im- proved. Good bulls again sold for $75. Lady Luck smiled on the new owners a short time later when lands as a future herd sire. And it was his sixth heifer calf. Zato Heiress P 6th who eventually be- came 'l*r Zato Heiress. champion heifer at Denver and top cow at Gov. Dan Tho~nton's dispersion, selling at t~e world's record, never A short ~ime later, Patterson or- to be equalled price of $35.000. elevator building but no definite~gani~ed wlith some men to our- Actually Patterson Herefords conclusmn as to how the fire start-I chase l'fi million acres of land be- only received $1,000 for her; four ed has been reached. ]tween Jameslown and Bismarck. months later she sold for $3,000; Stammen and Peterson purchased lAfter major lands had been sold, nine months laser she was champ- the elevator in April It was bingI the partners decided to call it ~on at Denver, and in eight months managed ,by Harley Brunn of Don-tquits and 1the Patterson Land Co. set the ~record. Two of her sons neybrook. ]was formed, have equalled her cost and have The main elevator, with a capacity George was sent to St. Paul become Register of Merit sires. of about 25,000 bushels, contained slightly more than 20,000 bushels] with a son Eugene Patterson to TR Zato Heir, 22nd son of establish an office there in 1906 H&D Tone Lad 105, calved tn of grain at the time of the fire,]to sell land Qo early settlers. 1946 was said by the Patterson Brunn said. The two auxiliary bins, Many of the remaining landsLand Co. to Governor Roy with capacities of about 15,000 bush- were not too salable, and in order Turner of Oklahoma and Is els each. held about 20.000 bushels between them. ~ Zato Heir- King of Herefords PSC to Hear The state public service commis- sion will hold hearings in March on five applications by oil compan- ies to build crude oil gathering sy- stems in the northern part of the st ate. Three of the firms seek PSC au- thority to build gathering systems to serw) Burke county fields. A hearing is scheduled March 9 in Bismarck. William Huddleston of Crosby and Harold A. Pollman of Dallas. Tex. have requested authority to build a pipe line serving Columbus, Lig- nite, Rival, South Rival, Coteau. Flaxton and Portal fields. International Refineries, Inc ~eeks authority to operate a line serving tile Rival. South Rival. Lig- nite and Flaxton fields, terminating at the Great Northern or Sod Line railroad at Lignite or Flaxton, Northern Refining Co latest to apply, seeks to ope-ate in the Rival 2nd Lignite fields, ~ PSC will have to decide on ~he balflD Of testimony and inves- ~igati0n which firm to license. A hearing March 3 will concern ~wo applications to operate a gather- irRl llystem in the Wiley field of Bottineau county. Latest applicant is International Refineries. Previously asking per- mission to operate a Wiley field system was Baron Kidd, Dallas. Gathering systems are laid out to collect oil from various wells in a field and move it to a railhead, thus eliminating trucking costs. NDAC NEW HEAD OF FABIM PLAN SERVICE A. H, Schulz, agricultural eng- ineer of NDAC Extension Service, is the new chairman of the execu- tive committee of the Midwest Plan Service. The plan service has ,been active the past 25 years in providing farm- ers in the North Central States with efficient designs for building and equipment. It represents the joint efforts of the Extension Services in the 13 states in the area. Headquar- ters are in Ames, Ia. A meeting of the plan service is scheduled next June. Schulz says. County extension agents in North Dakota have catalogs of the plan~ available through the Midwest Plan ~ervice, --CY- Riverside precinct voted down the change 191-73 four years ago, Another portrait, that of Tit Zato Heir, is proudly displayed at the Patterson Land Company's office in Bismarck. L. P. McCann, repre~enting the American Hereford Ass speaking at the annual Hall of Fame banquet Feb. 5 which honored George Duemeland, said that TR Zato Heir was perhaps the most outstanding Hereford in Azaerican history. Now a freshman at the North Dakota Agricultural college, Skip Duemehmd is following the lead established by his grandfather George. He has been a member of FFA the past four years, and by showing cattle like in this picture has placed for three years in 4.H competition at the North Dakota Winter show in Valley City. /At the 1960 Little Interm~lonal livestock exposition he showed a Hereford bull into second place. This portrait of George Dueme- land, "Man of The Year" in North Dakota agriculture, was hung in the lobby of Sheppard Arena, scene of the 1960 Little International Livestock Exposition at the North Dakota Agriculture college. considered by breeders to be 'the most important llereford sire of modern {times. Itis arrival on the scene at an opportune tinge perhaps accounts for this success the Duemelands' report. Cattle breeders had exper- ienced some indecision on type and size: an argument existed be- tween the show ring and the ran- cher; and dwarfism had ,shown up in many prominent herds. TR Zato Heir, being of dwarf free an- cestry and acceptable to ,'an,'her and showman alike, became a suc- cess over nigh| when he was high- ly promoted by his purchaser, Gov. Turner. Annual sales of Herefords have ',been held at the Wing ranch for many years. Breede.s' confidence in Patterson Herefords and friend- ships created by George's person- ality have pushed these sales into the top ranking 12 auctions in the United States. George Duemetand has been in- vited to judge carlot bulls several times at the National Western Livestock show in Denver, as well as Canada. It is men like George Dueme- land who have made the eat- tie industry in NoPth Dakota a sound lnvestmen~ He was one of the first supporters, and a consistent participant, in the Nor'th Dakota Winter Show at Valley City, serving as chairman of the fuRurity and sales committee. He is a past president and director of the N. D. llereford Assn. and ser- ved many years as chairman DINNER PARTY~President Eisenhower shakes hands with singer Jeanette MacDonald as her husband, actor Gene Ray- mond, looks on at the Republican $100-a-plate "Dinner With Ike" event in Los Angeles. Over a closed circuit TV the President told listeners at other such dinners that America still is "the strongest power on earth," no matter what the (Democratic) critics say. HEART SAW HER THROUGH--Mrs, Florence Jones, 16, Cincin- nati Heart Fund girl in 1953, gambled with her life to hays and director of the Tri-State Futurity. the baby she /s cuddling. She has a congenital heart de- His support of youth activities feet, and spent eight months In bed and in a wheelchair has been~,~n,~a.~ especially directed to- I before the baby was born. The baby, who weighed 6 pounds, ~v ::ds ,(n~,rnur~b~r,~;fO~unatb~:;,: I]1 ounces, is n~med Danny like his 19-year-old daddy. criers,can trace their business g'11~ I" " World War Memorial bmlding tnrougn elmer a purebred.heiferl~ll0rI I.ISI ,precinct rejected the change 432- a~ a token prme or an ou|~ght a ' ~ "'1 1129 Friday having, voted it down ward from the Patterson Land Co. ti 11 lffll - [295-213 in 19~6. The many :,wards earned by th:~I acanemy bn01ces I -~- Patterson Herefords are brightlyt Rep. Den L. Short (R-ND)hast Use heat lamps (infra-red) for displayed at the Bismack office, inominated Robert Wayne Caspers [ brooder heat or baby pigs, don't But most important to George is i ~use sun lamps (ultra-violet). oi wanpe~on as prmelpat nominee the fact that his son Lorin, and l [ h k or e T Du for appointment to the U S Naval s grand~on S Ip (Ge g 1 ;'" " ) " ' " a el" I " " [ If you grow sma 1 grains and meiand are carrying on the tr d'- Academy w i t h S~ven Andrew want better stands hi~,her vit]ds tion he founded in faith more than iHaukness of Maddock as first al- land less disease in your fields, "treat O,ot h aa o. 2o when he came to i ternate" I fhe seed you plant. "A Meal is as Good as its Beef" Lortn and his father George [ Top female selling this year at [ Active In state and national Here- Duemeland are shown with a set of I the National Western Livestock I ford associations, this father-son commercial steers. Patterson Here- [ show in Denver was a Golden Zato [ combination has promoted their fords won grand championshiPl Heiress from the Patterson Land] product through the N. D. Beef honors last year at the annual Here- [ Co. which went to a California ~ Council since it was first organ- ford Breeder/Feeder show rancher for $2,40~. ]ized by the N. D. Stockmen's Assn. / i } i }