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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Museum at Oklahoma City Ranchers Promote Cowboy Hall of Fame & Museum This picture taken in the early organization days of the Natio~nal Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum at Dickinson. shows Rancher Rex Bell Lieutenant Governor of Nevada and Rancher John E. Davis. Gov- ernor of North Dakota. Rodgers Heads Young Democrats Burleigh County Young Demo- crats elected Bill R~dgers tempor. ary chairman at ,~ r-'c nl oF~aniza- tional meeting. Merle D Parsley of Minot. region- al vice president of the North Da- kota Young Democrats araanizati m was principal speaker at the meet- ing. Robert Fleck was name:l temj:or- ary vice chairman and will handle advertising and membership c~,m- omgn. Eileen Bair was elected tempor- ary secretary-treasurer. Permanent officers will be clect- d to one-yea~ terms at the next meeting, which Rodgers called for March 15 at 9 p. m. in the Patterson Hotel Gold Room. Rodgers said the group will map !clans for a membership campaign and also select delegates to the State Young Democrat convention April 1 and 2 at Minor. Parsley told the group, "The Young Democrat clubs now formed in North Dakota are a separate Horse-trading Friend of Crowley The legend of the American cowboy is still fhe greatest symbol of romance and adventure in the country today, no matter how phoney, and no matter how TV louses it up, according to Will Rog- el's, Jr. These words were spoken by the son of our famous humorist when he wa; master of ceremonies at the site dedication ceremonies of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum at Oklahoma City al- most five years ago. Today through the efforts of alert North Dakota citizens who 'lre p~romoting membcrshipa, our ola*te will be handsomely repr~- sented in this magnificent shrine dedicated to the cowboy of our American West. This museum is a show window for North Dakota. declare Ray Schnell, Dickinson. and Brooks J. Keogh, Keene, trustees. North Dak- ota could not get better publicity anywhere they believe. Sehnell, who was chairman of the site location committee, reports that the spot chosen for the mus- eum overlooks a busy fourlane by- pass over which flows year around lrzffic of the U. S. Highways No. 86 and 77, from four. compass points, as well as the heavily tra- veled Turner turnpike. "We believe tourists will want to come to North Dakota to visit," says Keogh, "after they have look- ed over the North Dakota cowboy and ranch display." Cost for the museum is handled by the participating states in sol- ling membership. Andrew John- gion~ Diclkinson, veteran member of the North'Dakota Stockmen's Association, was issued the first membership in the nation. The museum was the dream Of the lat~ C. A. Reynolds. chairman of the ~board of H. D. leee & CO Kansas city, manufacturer of Lee Matt Crowley Overalls. The memorial belongs to the nation," Reynolds said, "as 12he men it honors belongs to the folklore and the historical heritage of Ame- rica." Trustees o the National Cowboy Hall of Fame met recently at Fort ~r~ Texas and added North Dakota's Matt crowiey to the list of thcee who will be enshrined at tr By Marion J. Piper r the national institution near Okla- homa City. Crowley died in 1955 and was nominated on the basis of his ex- emplary activity as a ranchman, conservationist, public official and humanitarian. A total of 84 have been chosen for the Hall of Fame to date; all are noted for contributions to west- ern development and expansion, or for carrying out western traditions. Trustees chr~e the following on an at-large basis: Cyrus Holliday, founder of the Santa Fe railway; Frederick Remington. whose west- ern art has a touch of universality; Sam Houston. whose conquest of Santa Anna advanced southwest- era American development: and Alexander H. Swan. largest cattle empire builder of the intermount- ain region. Other Hall of Fame personalities were nominated by the 17 western various states. Crowley Crowley was born in lV~mr, e6- sofa, near the Iowa line, and when he was 12 years old the family moved to Dakota terri~ry, before land surveys were made. The family farmed an original homestead of one of the daughters, and was one of the first - if not the f~rst- to grow squaw corn for live- stock feed. I~ also was the first family to bring purebred Herefords from Iowa west of the Missouri river. A registered heard was kept for years. That was the background for Crowley. He had four years of for- real education but was an except- tonally well educated man through self study and interest in the world around him. Until 1960 he worked with his father then started his own place on Elm Creek in Mercer county, on railroad land he purch- ased. His first home was a sod shack. He boarded cattle on shares go get a start and lost the first 24 head of his own an iced pond while away from lmme; as a result laVer drilled the first wells in his area. Crowley developed into quite a trader but despite some losses to disease in his stock was a stayer. When homesteaders trying to farm only, gave up and went away, he bought their homesteads on cash, credit and faith in what he could do. He served as a county commis- sioner for seven years and always preached solvency; served in the stafe legislature one term; was on the state conservation board; an official in stockmen's organizations. Not well known until long after most af th~ incddler~t's happened. Crowley was ,gradually disclosed as a benefactor to many persons, many of them without: other re- .course, whom he helped financial- ly and in other ways when they needed it most. His humanitarian gestures were kept as well hidden as possible, in keeping with his basic traits. He j was a firm believer in independ-] once form government handouts ofI any natm'e. [ His own life demonstrated that. ] For his help to the livestock in- dustr~ his portrait was hung in Theodore Roosevelt. North Da- kota's most distinguished cowboy. was the first one ~amed to be hon- ored at the National Cowboy Hall of Fa~ae and Museum =/t Oklahoma City in 1955. Roosevelt, who ran cattle at his Chimney Butte and Elkhorn ranches near Medora, in the 1880's, started the first protective cattlemen's or- ganization in the state. Today his name is being promln- eaatly mentioned for one of the two places allot~l N~rth Dakota in the National Sta~ary Hall at Wuhing- ton, D. C. judge for himself." Parsley added, "We do not be- lieive in standing still, but rather to progress at a more rapid rate than those countries that are chal- lenging us. This we feel is the phil- osophy of the Young Democrats of North Dakota. Rogers, 27, a r, on of Mr. and Mrs. H. I3, ~bdgers, Minot. is an Army Dell Rair. 411 First St. On Jan. 1, 1960, stocks of feed grains on farms were six per cent above the previous record a year earlier, and about a third above average ---Kt-- veteran of the Korean Conflict, is Eggs of some turkey and chicken a member of the American Legion parasites may live 2 ~o 4//2 years and a member of the board of di- after ,being deposited on soil and rectors of the Bismarck Jaycees. I~ett exposed to outside weather, He is married, to the former El- USDA reports. ATTENDING THE QUE|N---Two of ~ueen Elizabeth's doctor~ present .solemn expressions in car at Buckingham palace. They are Sir John Weir (left) and Lord Evans. But Prince Philip's got that amug "new father" look as he procedes (light) palaceward in his car. (Radtovhotos) As U. S. Air Force secretary in 1949 he had occasion to do service plane flying. Defemle Moblll- tioa ehaJmum in be erltlel=ed In 19~ he clashed business for with the late Sena. raising prices. Heretor McCarthy of he tells reporters Wisconsin at the The Russian econo- wage- price controlsspotlighted A r m ymy has been on a can be avoided if hearings. "I have war b a s I s since "eve~Tbody ,viii get no i n t e n t I o n of ]928, he tells the in and pitch togeth-being quiet!" he re- Senate foreign rela- er to make Indirect torts to McCarthy's, tions committee at controls work." "Oh, be quiet." this hearing In 1955. Senator Symington was Missouri's favorite son candidate at the Chicago Democratic convention in 1956. Mrs. Symlngton and their son James (above) helped the boomlet. AMONG THOSE not running from the Democratic presidential nomination is Missouri's 58- year-old Senator Stusrt Symtngton, who launches frequent verbal missiles at the admin- istration's defense recaptures. You can get opinions that his stock hu risen a lot lately. He's ]~eld top govermmmt posts since 1945, was elected a senator in 1952, again in 195& Women Bowlers Topple 1,041 In League Play B A women's bowling team tn thg isrnarck-Mandan area st~bm/ts it~ total of 1,041 pins toppled in a league game last week as a possible state record. The team includes three Mandan and tWo Bismarck women. Team members and scores were RB~onnie Leno, Bismarck ~06; R~e berts, Mandan, 212; Minnie II:oel~ Mandan, 200; Maggie Sch'ti~fer, Bt~ marck. 225 and Olga ~gelpohl, Mandan, 198. ---Kt-- NDAC Festival April 22-24 An original all- student produced directed variety show, "Bison Bre- vities" will be one of the special presentations at NDAC's festival. "Sharivm-." Named to the central committee is David Moore, pharmacy student, and serving as sound technician is Don Bishoff. Bismarck. The festival scheduled on the campus for April 22, 23. 24, ispla-- nned to interest high school stu- dents, their parents, and all resid- ents of North Dakota. The program will include a wide display of exhibits, demons~ations, displays, and concerts to show the college as i~ realIy is. Alaska has four major farming districts, These areas are a laptea to crops such as oats. cabbage~ s~rawborrie$, turnips, pot~oes raspberries and peas. Dried brewers yeast is used both as a source of protein and the vit- amin B complex. It contains abou~ 45 per con= protein. is the best publicity for the least cost. declare Schnell roup of young men and women in- terested in furthering their know- Long time horse-trading friend of Matt Crowley was picturesque and Keogh, in charge of the membership drive in the led2.e of party issues?" Badlands Bill McCarty of Modora. state. He said at the present t~me there This picture 'take~ in the summer of 1958, before Bill "hcaded for The museum near Oklahoma City is located on are 15 Young Democrat crabs in the. the last roundup", was perhaps the last time Bill rode horseback Ray Schnell, Dickinson and Brooks J. Keogh, busy highways and attracts the traveling public as state with a total membership of Shown with him at a branding at the Adolph Burkhardt ranch near Keene, trustees, flank the founder of the movement, nothing else can, the trustees say, for cow,boys are over 300, The basic reqmrement isI Medora are Crowley's daughters, Sheila, Mrs. Dave Robinson, Coleharbor that no member be over 39 years[ and Jean, Mrs. Robert Cambridge of Strongsville, Ohio. Barkhardt once the late C. A. Reynolds, Kansas City. still the favorite people of most children and their of age. I worked for Matt Crowley at his Hebron ranch. North Dakota's participatio~ in this great museum parents. "It is an educational idea that the / ::--=--:--: --:-----:-----:-----:--:--:--:::=: ~ Young Democrats try to follow,"/ leen Malloy, Garrison, has three ~ t i the Saddle and Sirloin Hall of Parsley said, "not the policy of in-[ children, arid lives at 1102 Thayer ~ | Fame of North Dakota Agriculturaldoctrination which is the line most Ave. ~ ! i College at Fargo. political groups follow. But we, as Fleck is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fts~Pl~ i Young Democrats, try to present the John R. Fleck. 215 Tower Ave. and ~mHi~ma " issues fairly and let the person Miss Bair is a daughter of Mrs.