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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1945 Subsidies For Slope Koloduchuk-Brihz Projects Provided Congressional authorization has been accorded three irrigation and flood control projects in southwest 'North Dakota--the Heart, Knife, and Cannonball. The Heart River is expected to irrigate 14,318 acres, the Knife 15,400 and the Cannon- ball 17,750 acres. All three projects were at the time the reports were made class- lfled as "infeasible", according to A. J. Dexter, Northern Pacific Railway Agricultural Development Vows Read Monday A very pretty wedding t~ok place on Tuesday, April 10th at St. Ber- nard's Catholic Church, Father Roessler officiating, when Dorothy Koloduchuk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Koloduchuk and Frank G Briltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Briltz, both of Belfeld, wereI united in marriage. The ceremony! was followed by Nuptial High ,Mass. i The bride wore a floor length gown of white, with a finger tip veil and carried a bouquet of red agent, and white carnations, she was given 'What does this mean," asked in marriage by her father. Her Dexter? "It means that the cost of attendants were her sister, Mrs. $3 per acre to be charged to water Charles Grant as matron of honor users (irrigators) was deemed all who wore a floor length gown of that they should be required to pay. yelluw, other attendants were Miss However, this charge would not Catherine Briltz, sister of the bride- return the total cost of the pro- groom and Misses Marion and Jects. Therefore, they were infeas= Caroline Koleduchuk, sisters of the ible until a subsidy was provided bride, all Wearing light blue floor to ,write off the balance of the length gowns. cost. Mr. ~riltz's attendants were Vic- Subsidies co~d be furnished by tor ]~oloduchuk, brother of the counties, towr~ the state or the bride ~nd John ~tus6, Bill Stolz federai government. "No one of us and Frank Rodakowski. had much hope that the relatively A aumptous wedding dinner fol- large subsidy needed would be lowed at the ~Briltz home and a forthcoming very readily, conse-wedding dance in honor of the quently the building of these pro- ~ooasion at Memorial Hail, in ~l- Jects appeared to be doomed until field, in the evening. gome unknowns distant future date. "What has happened to awaken our hopes that this date need be $o far off? First af all, the Bureau included these three projects in Document 191. Secondly, the entire list 0f projects in 191 is in the law passed by congress---in other wor~, the Knife, Hear~ and Cannonball are authorized. "Thirdly, the subsidy required to build eachone is provided for by t~e Federal Government in the general over-all benefits from the entire ,Missouri Basin project in the form of flood control, silt control electric power revenues, etc. All that is needed now is t0 convince The young couple will reside cm the Briltz farm North of (Belfleld. Mr. and Mrs. John Haniuk, of Helena, Mont and ,Mrs. Edward Waul, Chicago, are house guem at the home of their parents, ,Mr. and Mrs. W. Haniuk. Two other daughters and their families, Mr. and Mrs. John Baranko and Mr. ~nd Mrs. Frank Redakowskt were Sunday visitors. Vera Getinnann returned Satur- day from a very pleasant week's visit with her parents at Dlckin- rilE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER U.S. Navy Crosses Rhine WASHINGTON, D. C.--Soundphoto--The U.S. Navy went inland to help in the Rhine crossing. A medium Sherman tank rumbles down the ramp of a LCM, "Landing Craft Mechanized" during the meticu- lous rehearsal for the actual assault across the river. The tank weighs about 32 tons but the LCM, scaling only 26 tons, gets the tank across the water. Dm ra'lrent n Highway Problem p ,inoo . 26 Per ~or~ thawouts always present ~ ~ problems to the state highway L ]E~" ~y department, .but this spring has acre viral lear dished out more than its share of trouble for the North Dakota Joseph C. Paulson, principal pro- Highway Department. ject supervisor of the Buford-Tren- Chief Engineer `M. P. Wynkoop of ton IrrigaCJon Project, reporting to the department said hreak-up af J. J. Walsh, Secretary of the State bituminous and gravel surface roads Water Conservation Commission, is the worst in years, presenting an Bismarck, reveals some interesting] figures of crops obtained on thisImen,UnusuallYmachinerykn ~tYandPr blemmaterialsbecauSefor new project. ~ {reconstruction are difficult to ob- The Buford-Trenton Project cov-ltain due to war shortages. ers an area of 17,000 acres, whichI ,Maintenance Engineer Ray Rob- under dry land farming usually inson said soft feeder roads and produced crops valued at $57,000. In~water-fllled gravel pits are mak- 1944, the first year under irrigation, lng it next to impossible for the on 5200 acres under irrigation and state .highway dpeartment to effect 3,370 acres farmed on a dry land temporary repairs. basis--less than half of the orig- "The situation ~ aggravated by trial area--produced $220,157 worth an exceptionally heavy traffic flow, of crops, or an average of $20 also a result of the war," Robinson PAGE FIVE .OTIC= TO 1. Sealed proposals for the con- struction of State Aid Project No. 283C Billings County. 391D. 283B and 260H Stark County. 305BC Morton County. 306A Kidder County. 174AB Burleigh County. will be received by the State Highway Commission, er in the offices of the State Highway Department at Bis- marck. North Dakota. until 9:30 ruary 25, 1920 (41 SLat, 437), and the regulations thereunder approved [April 1, 1920 (43 CFR, part 193), the Secretary of the Interior, in connection with the application of ~-~ eretts & Kelso, has authorized the offer by public auction after due publicationof the SEl~, ~*- ~a Ok2, w. , or coal lease at a royalty rate of 15 cents per ton, mine run, ~nminimum investment of $5,000 dur- g me nrst three years of the o'clock A. M April 20,1945, leasek~anfl a minimum production u~ ~gvv ~ns per year, commencing at which place and time they with the fourth lease year, and read.Will be publicly opened and o~erwise substantially in accordance 2. Proposed work consists of with the form set out in the regu- Stockpiles located on U. S. lations {43 CFR 193.16). The lease, Highways Nos. 10 and 85, and if issued, will contain a provision involves approximately: t~tat the lessee shall not dlscrin~n- a~e against any employee or appli- 35,000 C. Y. Oil Mix Gravel cant for employment because of Stockpiles. 3. A certified check on a solvent race, creed, color or national origin, North Dakota bank in an and shall require an identical pro- amount equal to five per cent vision to be included in all sub-con- of the bid shall accompany tracts. The offer of the land for each proposal submitted. The ~ease will. be made in this office checks of tt~e three lowest on the terms specified above to bidders will be cashed and the tl~e qualified bidder offering the money retained until the con-n~gnest Venus, not less than $1.00 tract has been executed, per. acre, onthe 1st day of May 4. Proposal forms may be obtain- 194a, at 10:00 A. M. Any and all ed up to 5:00 P. M. the day persons .navlngadverse or conflict, preceding the letting from the mg cJalms to the land listed or State Highway Department at any part thereof, are hereby noti- Bismarck, North Dakota and ned tl~at they should file on or be- will be given only to' con- zore May 1, 1945, their protest or tractors who are holders of a the granting of a North Dakota Contractors Li- wl ; therwtse, such claim cense at .least ten (10) days,ill be disregarded in granting a prmr to me aate of this let-le~e. ung ~d ~hOquhal~ca~OonmPliedBELLE D. BYRNE ulr " re- Register q ements, Plans and s,~ecifl *-" eatlons are on tg; Vl- st pu : vLslon Offices of the State High. pup. AprLI 26tI~ way Department at Bismarck (3: :~9: 4: 5-12-19-26) and Dickinson, North Dakota, - and the office of the State Highway Department at Bis- marck, North Dakota. 5, The attention of bldders is directed to the specifications covering sub-letting or assign- ing contract. 6. The minimum wages for labor employed on this project shall be as follows: Skilled labor ninety cents (90c) per hour. Intermediate Labor seventy cents (70c} per hour. Unskilled labor fifty cents (50c) per hour. It may be necessary,however, to pay wage rat~s consider- ably greater than this minmum to properly staff the work. 7. The right is reserved to reject any and all proposals, to waive technicalities, or to accept such as may be determined to be for the best interests of the State. STATE HIGHWAY DEPART- MENT (Signed) J. S. LAMB State Highway Commissioner (April 5-12) Please Notify W. J. Ray of Medora, North Dakota, of all Cattle or Horses branded (Bellows) on Left Jaw, Shoulder or Hip; (Cross- L) Left Side on Cattle; Left Thigh on Horses; (TC) Left Side Cattle, running off Submarginal Range, South of N P tracks or East of Submarginal fence on North side. You will be reimbursed any expense in notifying. Any in- formation concerning the taking or stealing of this livestock will be rewarded under the Stock- growers Association Reward as published. the Bureau that the people of the dlstrivt really ~ant these projects built. It is up to them to get them listed for early appropriations. "Few know of this matter. The county reclamation directors ere in key positions to start talking the Heart, the Knife, and the Cannonaball up. It will take time to ge~ people interested. The time to prepare for a drouth Is before it; comes. You have the best argu- ments in the world. If irrigation la needed anywhere, it is needed in the southwest area. Bureau Engineers recognize that." Mrs. Emma Sehnell, who recently son. ~ . Herb Alter~berg and children and Mrs. E. W. Telford, Belfield, spent Sunday at the Vernon Fritz home. Mrs. Telford spent the past two weeks at the Herb Altenberg home. Kenneth Oison, Palmer Simpler, Pete Northrop, and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Palanluk were Sunday callers at Bertram Johnson's [ Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gethmann, !Scranton, who were enroute here ~aturday to spend the week end with their son, Roy, were unable to get over the last 10 miles due to bad roads so were forced to return home. Eleanor Johnson went to Dick- nison Thursday to keep an ap- pointment with the dentist. She returned Saturday evening to Fair- returned from a two-month visit, field and was an overnight guest at With relatives in Spokane, Wash Allen Thompsons, returning home was a ,Be,lfield shopper Friday aft- ernoon. Mrs. H. Hafstrom is spending a few days in ~Bismarck this week. ~[r. and Mrs. Russell Talkington and children were Sunday guests at the `Marvin Ingman home. (Richard Schnell will leave ehis Week for Fort Snelling, Minn where he will receive his pre-in- duction examination. Dan Cheadle and Fred Johnson transacted business in Belfeld Mon- day. Mrs. John Kennedy has arrived Sunday evening by wagon and team, only safe method of travel these days. Many people here are still travel- ing on horseback or wagon and team. Our recent heavy snowfall made roads impassable in places again. All hope spring weather is here for keeps. Sharon Altenberg spent the past week with Dorothy Fritz. GIVE NOW TO KEEP YOUR RED CROSS AT HIS SIDE. per acre. The crops produced were barley, oats, wheat, potatoes, alfalfa hay, flax, beans, millet and corn. Dur- ing the 1946 season a number of farmers will begin to raise sugar beets, which is a high income pro- ducing crop. Four hundred acres ~re expected to be in sugar beets this season. On the Lewis & Clark Project in McKenzie County, also reported on by Pauison, the per acre produc- tion was $32.37 in 1944. The aver- age returns from this land under dry land farming, was $1 per acre. In 1944 ~he Lewis & Clark Pro- Ject had 934 acres in alfalfa. 966 acres of potatoes, 1,100 acres of wheat, and the balance in small rains, flax, corn and millet. The Lewis & Clark Irrigation Project was constructed by the State Water Conservation Commis- slon and the North Dakota Rural Rehabilitation Corporation. The water commission designed tt~e Ir- rigation and drainage system and here from Wisconsin where she has attended the illness and death of her mother, ,Mrs. Hancock. Dottle, Who had accompanied Mrs. Havnvik home, will return with her mother, Mrs. Kennedy, to their home at t~elso, Wash. ,Mr. and Mrs. Lester Christensen and family have arrived from Spo- kane, Wash and are making their home in (Belfield, as Lester is wait- ing his call to the Army. Mrs. Christensen wilt be remembered as Violet Logan, daughter of Mr. and l~rs. W. E. Logan, former Sully Springs ranchers who are now mak- ing their home in Beach. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cheadle and family of Portland, Ore were Easter Day guests at the home of their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Christensen, also resi- dents of Portland. Word has been received 'that Mr. and Mrs. T. G. ,Ecklund, former j supervised the construction of this portion of the project. The Rural Rehabilitation Corporation pur- chased the land and, wlth the as- sistance of WPA l~bor, cleared the brush and leveled the land and now has charge of the leasing and sale of the units developed. Be- cause of the war, there has been no effort to construct farn~tead buildings on this project. Navy Recruiter To Be Here April 19th Navy Recruiter H. R. Handtmann of the Bismarck Navy Recruiting Station will be at the Selective Service office in Medora at 10:00 a. m Thursday, April 19, to ar- minister the Navy radio aptltute Eddy test to inductees wishing to write the test 17-year old men wishing information about the Navy may see recruiter. Handtmann while here. residents here, are now located at Seattle, Wash. Mr. Ecklund is serving as a patrolman on the government property on the water front. They are making their home With Mrs. Ecklund's brother, Sam ~[oDonald. ~ Mrs. H. ~afstrom was