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r THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1945 BILLINTGIiEGOUNTY PIONEER A Continuation of "TI-IE BADLANDS COWBOY" Established in 1883 H. n. JOHNSON. Monaco: w. w. MALKOWSKI. Manager ALICE L. LEBO, Managing Editor Entered in the Post Office at Medora. Billings County, North Dakota, Feb- ruary 15, 1934. as second class matter under the Act of March 3, 1879. Official Newspa er of the County of Billings, Statep of North Dakota. Published every Thursday at Medora. Billings County, North Dakota. Subscription: $1.50 per you in advance TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Billings County Pioneer ‘ April 16, 1920 Pioneer Rancher Taken By Death The sad news was received Wed- nesday morning of the passing of N. D. Nichols, old time rancher and road contractor, at the hos- pital in Dickinson, following an ex- tended illness. He surréred a stroke on the 9th of the month, and his condition grew worse and he was moved to the hospital Monday aft— emoon. Funeral services will be held in Dickinson the afternoon of April 20th, at 2:00 o’clock p. m. We will print the obituary in our next issue. State Police Open Hal Corkery and son Jack return- ed to the ranch after a few days stay in Medora. Carl Olson accompanied by es Kolling, June Lawson an Georgia Johnston were Sunday guests of Wm. McCarthy at the Custer Trail Ranch. Earl Plumley and mother, who have been living in town during the winter, went back to the farm last week. Miss Viola Neuens who has been enjoying a short vacation which she spent with relatives at Rich- ardton, returned to Medora Satur- day night accompanied ,by the Misses Finney and Anna Freer, who came to take in the dance, returning Sunday noon. Oren Kendly visited friends at Belfield between trains Monday. The members of the card club entertained at the home of Miss June Lawson Thursday evening. A pleasant evening was spent by all present, Miss Mabel Rapp being the lucky one carried home the prize. Fine refreshments were serv— ed after the game. Wm. Retzlafl' and wife and Roy Baker were in to the dance here Saturday night. John Leaky was a. Medora visit- or the last of the week, he re- ports his cattle looking fairly good in spite of the late spring. Mrs. Clifford Cole, who has been Sunday, April 15. the police of Miss- North Dakota opened their cam- d paign aimed at saving passenger cars and saving lives and limbs by means of a unique check to be given cars involved in moving traf- fic violations and in accidents. The program is extended to all of United States and Canada. “Need for such an unprecedent- ed program should be clear to all motorists—and to all pedestrians," asserted Highway Police Chief E. M. Klein. “Evidence indicates that 10 per cent of the passenger cars in North Dakota have brakes which range from unsafe to plain danger- ous.” The keynote of the police pro- gram is a small wooden block one inch thick which police officers will use in checking brakes. Officers will place the block on the floor- board under the foot pedal. The pedal is gently depressed. If it strikes the block before the brakes begin to grip, the officer will know immediately that the brakes are probably unsafe. v Motorists will be warned or re- quired to have inspections and re- pairs made. “This nationwide police program is a war emergency effort to con- serve cars and to prevent traffic accidents, which are hindering the war effort to an unbelievable making her home at Casselton, N. degree", Klem added' Every two 1)., during the winter months, re- turned to Medora on Thursday afternoon and after a few days visit at the Louie Pellisier home. minutes a passenger car heads for the scrap pile because it was damaged beyond repair in a traffic accident. Every 24 hours 85 people Wm t° me Titus “web for me lose their lives and 2,330 more are summer. ~ G. Gardiner of Mlkkelson spent several days in town last week at- tending to business affairs. Mrs. George Downing and little injured. “War or no war, these are economic and human losses we can ill afford." Klein declared. Through the cooperation of the War Production Board and the of- daughter who have been making flee of Defense Transportation, it an extended visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Harmon, returned to her home the first part of the week and was ac- companied by her sister Jessie who will be her guest for a time. An election was held Tuesday to vote on the question of bonding the Township for $11,000 with which to build a town hall, which carried without dissention, which means that Medora will soon have a Town Hall. 12 Selectees Leave A For Pre-Induction Those leaving for Fort Snelling, phaslzed th Minn, for pro-induction examina- the farm P non last Sunday morning were: George Kordon, Gotham; Andrew lng 0“ Klym, Gorham; John Schafl, Bel- in 1945 W is believed the supply of repair parts and brake fluid will be ample. The program is supported by 100 national groups concerned with highway safety, by the Presi- dent and the chief of the army service forces. May I Is Deadline On 1945 Farm Plan The closing date for filing 1945 Farm Plan Sheets with the County AAA Office is May 1, local Triple-A Chairman C. E. Geesaman, remind- ed farmers this week. He cm- s importance of filing lans on or before the final date, since payment for carry- ill be made only {01' field; Loering Johnson. Belfleld; those Dracmles med °n the farm 1 ; Peter plan ‘ Renard Schnell, Il‘ryburgpredand:l AAA commitbee. Farm plans must, Barank o, Belfleld; as approved by the County Schmidt, Belfield; Martin Malkow- also be slfined 0° “am” a “m Ski. Belfleld; George struchuk, Bel— for the 5990 field; Carl Knudtson, Fairfield: An- ton Becker, Fairfleld; Walter Yourk. Fail'fleld. GORHAM Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gethmann and is] $5.00 per acre flax t AAA conservation practices. payments. Farm plans are also a means of recording 1945 food production in- tentions of farmers in Billings County, Mr. Geesaman said. Since farmers also report their 1944 pro- duction, AAA can estimate the per cent increase or decrease of Edna Egly enjoyed the Evangelistic the mod supply. With similar in- Service. by Duane Muth, Sunday at gamma“ gathered from eVery the Nazarene Church in Dickinson. county in the Nation. the War Food Elmen Voster and Mr. and Mrs. Administration has a complete pic- Vernon mm and Mr. and Mrs. ture of the‘farm production situa- Bertram Johnson and son were tion and, if necessary. can act Belfleld and Dickinson business vis- quickly to encourage or mm” itors Saturday. production of any from products Mrs. Sophia Waul, Chicago. will in line with war and civilian re- Vlslt at the parental, W. Hauluk. 'gulrements. home until June. Historical crop data are extremely Wt in “’3’ Zach Johnson enjoyed visits the tenance of individual farm records Past week fromggysw,’ ‘3 and Mrs. Nick mum; and Verdi Fritz. unmou‘ commit... tended the Woman sale at" ’m- field. Tuesday. Ward Northrop arirved Thursday for a visit with his parents. Considerable excitement raged in the John Eeg home last Tuesday When kerosene fumes ignited from flames in their kitchen range. Mr. and Mrs. Egly and Jack fought the me frantically for some time using coats and rugs to beat out and Smother names. They were happy to relate there was no further damage than a scorched door and woodwork and badly smoked room. Nice it Occurred before houseclean— ins time. "Silver lining in every cloud.” Eknil Hanluk and Jack Egly rode in the Badlands Saturday brinng up two of the Hanluk horses from near the Albert Oyhus ranch. 12,000,000 IN SERVICE More than 12,000,000 men are in the U. S. armed service now. .gomspurposes of future production ‘ and crop insurance Pm" grams that may devel°P~ A. M. Paulson Named As Deputy to Olsness . M. Paulson, former secretary ofAthe Post War Planning Board, has been named deputy insurance commissioner by acting Insurance Combussloner s. A. Olsncss. Paul- son succeeds E. E. Swanston, who has moved to Fargo to engage in buliidiflsslm was born on a farm in Steele county homesteaded by his father in 1881. where he remained until he was 23 years of age. He followed the teaching profession for many years, having been sup- erlntenden-t of schools at Columbus, Maddock and Cooperstown. Before it THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER 3‘You tell your husband from now on I'm going to- donate his clothes for war relief every time he throws them around." The Week Around Medora George Kadrmas and Martin T. Hanson of the Snow district stop- ped in town on their way home from Beach Sunday evening. H. H. Hafstrom was in Medora Monday evening, and while here consummated a deal whereby he became the owner of the property now occupied by the Richard An- derson family, which he purchased from E. K. Rusth. He expects' to move to Medora in the near future and make his home here. A dehorning bee was held at the Myers ranch last Sunday with sev- eral of the boys assisting in the work. LaDelphia Barnhart was a dinner guest of Peggy Anderson last Sun- day. In the afternoon, they drove to Belfleld and visited Joan and Clarice Anderson, returning home the next morning. Mrs. Addie Anderson gavea whist party Monday evening in honor of Jake’s birthday. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. J. 1“. Reilly, Mr. and Mrs Paul Lebo, Mr and Mrs. W. A Mallory and Mrs E. K. Rusth. Following the games, a delicious lunch was served by the hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Tetly came in from the ranch Monday and drove .on to Dickinson, returning home Tuesday. We are informed but Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hellickson are the proud parents of a brand new baby girl. Congratulations, folks. Kolbjom Bye and Sylfest 0y- gaard drove in from their re- spective ranches Monday and trans- acted business in town. Mrs. Leon Hellickson returned home from the hospital last Sun- day with the new baby boy. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. K. Kunkel were Beach shoppers last Satur- day. and Mrs. Dan Connell stop- ped in town for while last Mon- day enroute to Dickinson. Mrs. Richard Anderson and Mrs. Steve Kussy took the morning bus to Dickinson Monday, returning home on No. 3 that afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Olsen and Mrs. Antoinette Faaborg stopped in town briefly last Monday while on their way to Dickinson. William Lawson is helping Don Bay on the ranch and reports that they are busy planting crops. Mrs. Lodema Myers was a busi- ness transactor in Dickinson Wed- nesda of last week. The Board of County Com- missioners and County Auditor, J. I". Tester went to Bismarck last Thursday to meet with the State Highway Department with a. view of arranging for the construction of certain feeder roads partly from funds allocated by the Bureau of Roads for this purpose. They also made an initial move to secure Flood Control funds to supple- ment available road funds for the protection of the highway one-half mile south of Medora. A project lesson for the Home- makers club leaders will be held at the II. B. Paasch home in Bel- neld next Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Harding en— tertained Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cunningham and Mr. and Mrs. Vic Williamson all of Dickinson last Sunday. J. 1". Tester attended a meeting of directors of the Rural Electric- iflcation project at Dickinson on Tuesday. Mrs. Pete Meyers was a Belfleld shopper between trains Monday. Mr. and Mrs Ken Simonson came in from their ranch to visit and shop Saturday. Margaret Trotter and Selma Krueger accom- panied them home and returned here Sunday. A first aid class held a meeting at the L. G. Brown home last Monday evening. Mrs. Leighton Trotter of Grassy Butte is spending a few days in rck two years ago, town visiting her three daughters. 5.211335 gegfiamtary of the Valley She reports that road conditions City Civic and Commerce Assocla-gln the north country are so bad tion for four years. He is married that she was compelled to avail and has two sons, both in service herself of nearly every type of in the South Pacific. transportation on her trip here. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Marvin and son, Chief Radioman Jimmy Mar- vin, and Mrs. Matt Lorge visited friends in Medora Tuesday after- noon and evening. We acknowledge a callfrom them and we had the best visit ever with these good people who were formerly our neighbors in this country. A Mr. Johnson, connected with the United States Wild Life Ser- vice dropped into town Monday evening and held an informal meet ing with some of our citizens at the Roosevelt Park Cafe. It ap- pears that the Wild Life Service wishes to take over the present Roosevelt Park areas and stock them with wild game, and at the meeting, it appeared that such a project met with the approval of those attending. Mrs. \Agnes Everetts was 9. Dick- inson visitor on Friday of last week. C. H. Umback left Sunday mom- ing for his farm in South Dakota where he will remain for some time putting in his crops. Mrs. Umback and children remained here and Mrs. Umback’s mother is visiting her daughter here during Mr. Um- back's absence. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson have purchased from E. K. Rusth the house formerly occupied by Steve Melarchick and are renova- ting and refinishing the building. preparatory to moving in about May lst. Joan Anderson visited her fath-ifiell the asset or assets at any pubuc er and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson laSt Sunday. Mrs. Emma. Lawson went to Beach to visit her daughter, Mrs. June Noyes, on Monday. We learn that Mr. and Mrs. Don Short are the parents of a baby girl born Wednesday morning a- bout 1 o’clock, at a private home in Dickinson. Our heartiest con- gratulations, folks. Nick Tkachenko and G. C. Tkachenko of the Fayette district were callers at the Court House Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ray and family were dental patients in Dickinson last Friday. Dr. C. Bush of Beach was called to see Cleve Thompson last Mon- day, and it is reported that Cleve’s condition is not very favorable. BELFIELD Pvt. Ward Northrop arrived this week from Camp Road, Tex., and will spend his furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete North- rop, of Gorham. Pvt. Howard Lindbo arrived here form an army hespital in Illinois this week. Private Lindbo is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lindbo. and has seen action in the South Pacific. He now has a medical discharge from the service. Harry Roberts of Medan was a Belfleld visitor on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fritz spent Sun- day at the Ed Schmeling and Jack O‘Brien homes at Fairlleld. S-Sgt. Alfred Kadrmas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kadrmas, is spending his furlough here. Ser- geant Kadrmas has been in the European theatre of war for three years and has been wounded three times. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Dutka and daughters were Belfleld visitors and shoppers on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. George Pasiznyk, Snow, were Belfield visitors this week. Harriet Ruf closed a very success- ful term. of school at the Glade School last week. A picnic for the pupils and their guests was enjoyed by all. Miss Ruf will spend some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ruf, near Grassy Butte. Wlm. Glade and Ed Schmeling. f‘airfleld, were Sunday callers at the V. A. Smith and Fritz Brothers homes south of Belfield. Bill and Alex Dutchak returned last week from the West Coast where they spent the winter. They will resume their farming opera- tions in the north part of the county. PAGE FIVE Memorial Service Tragedy Marks Held For Haniuk End For Wibaux A memorial service was held last Tuesday, at St. Josephat Church, for S-Sgt. Mike J. Haniuk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace 'Haniuk. The brother and sisters of the deceased, who attended the service were, John Hanluk and family, Helena, Mont; Mrs. Ed. Waul and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carter, Chicago; Mrs. Frank Rodakowski, Belficld, and Joyce I-i’anuik, Dickinson. A short prayer service at the parental home was was followed by a dinner for the relatives and a few close friends. The Baranko Grocery was closed during these services. —._.....__..__..___. NOTICE or SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. That pursuant to an order dated the 7th day of April. 1945, made by the Hon. Fred Jansonius. Judge of the District Court'of the Fourth Judicial District. presiding in the matter of the re- ceivership of Stockmens State Bank of Medora, Medora, North Dakota, pursuant to law and the order of the Supreme Court. the undersign— ed Federal Deposit Insurance Cor- poration, Receiver of Stockmens State Bank of Medora, Medora, North Dakota, will sell and offer for sale at the front door of the Court House in Medora. Billings County, North Dakota. at the hour of ‘10 o‘clock A. M. (official North Da— kota time) on the 14th day of May, 1945, the remaining uhliquidated and uncollected assets of the said Stock— mens State Bank, of Medora, Me— dora, North Dakota, in receivership; a description and a list of the: assets to be sold and offered for sale is on file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Burleigh County, North Dakota, and; may also be inspected and examined! at the office of A. J. Biewer. Liquidator for Federal Deposit In- surance Corporation, Receiver of, Stookmens State Bank of Medora.‘ Medora, North Dakota, at Minot, North Dakota. ‘ The terms and conditions of said; sale prescribed by the order of‘ said Court are as follows: Said, sale will be made at public auc-g tion for cash; the Receiver re- serves the right to reject any and all bids; all successful bidders shall be required to give their full names and addresses at the time of sale! and to disclose whether they are bidding in their own capacity or as agent and if so, the name of their rincipal; a deposit of not less an 25% of the amount of all bids must be made at the time of sale; all deposits and final settlements shall be made in cash or by certified check drawn to the order of ‘FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, Re- ceiver of Stockmens state Bank of Medora. Medora, North Dakota. The Receiver makes no representationl or warranties of any kind with re- spect to any of the items or collat- eral which are offered for sale and all property sold will be soldl without warranty. express, implied' or statutory; all sales shall be made subject to continuation by the ’Court havmg jurisdiction of said receiver- ship; on confirmation of sale proper instruments of conveyance coverin any item sold and any collatera held as security for any item sold Will be executed to the purchaser in exchange for the balance of the purchase price; if the sale is not confirmed by the aforesaid Court. the deposit taken shall be return-l ed by the receiver to the number; er without interest; if the purchaseri failes to consummate the sale within five days after he is notified by reg- istered mail by the receiver that sale has been confirmed, the re-I ceiver shall have the right to re-I or private sale without notice to the defaulting purchaser, and the deficiency if any and charges attend- ant to resale if any shall be charg- ed to the defaulting purchaser; the record of sales kept by the Rec ceiver shall be taken as final in case of any dispute; the sale of assets shall be conducted as folloWs: (1) Each item shall be offered separately. then (2) As a class; then “(3&1 In bulk e comp etion of the bid 1 a- nalysis will be made of the stallions types of bids which have been re-' ceived and the bid most favorable to the receivership will be the one recommended to the Court for up- proval; no assignments of bidaiwlll be recognized y the Receiver and assets will be transferred and as- signed only to the successful bidder: or bidders. All bids made at said’ sale shall be subject to J mm""..°“".l FURTHER GI r until the actual completion of th: sale of which notice is hereby given, said receiver has been ' auth- orized to collect in whole or in part, compromise. sell or otherwise disgose of any one or more assets an properties, in which event any such assets or properties so collect- ed, compromised. sold or otherwise disposed of will be thdrawn in whole or in part as required by the circumstances from available for examination of — 3:125 at the time and place iii glad Dated this 13th do of ~ ‘ FEDERAL n posri‘pm' 19”" IANGIE: CORPORATION. ece ver 0 Stockmens State Bank of Medora, Medan, Couple Saturday The Wibaux community was. shocked late Saturday aftemoom when word...was received that Bur-k ton MJolsness, 29, former Minnow spoils barber, had attacked his wife, Lucille, with a razor, bruised her' into unconsciousness with a base~~ tball bat then climaxed his orgy by killing her with a shotgun, and later taking his own life at their farm home five miles northeast of that city. Mrs. Mjolsness, a native of the Wibaux cdmmunity, and former Minneapolis hairdresser, was severe- ly beaten and out about the face and shot through the stomach with what is presumed to be a. single— barreled shotgun. Authorities stated that the motive for the double tragedy has not been determined. The Mjolsness’ together with their two children, moved toWibaux from Minneapolis about a year ago- They were married there about five years ago. Their two small children and Miss Eleanore Simonson. a teacher. were present when the tragedy oc— curred but were unharmed. County Exceeds Red Cross Coal Again in 1945, Billings County has done its part in meeting the Red 'Cross War Fund goal. Al- though the 1945 goal was a. con-v siderable increase over the goals established in past years, the $1800 requested from our County was again attained. At present the cons tributions have totaled $1855.00 and there are several districts that do not have complete reports in as yet. Everyone should be vitally in- terested in the success of this lm~ portant campaign and if any of you havenot had an opportunity to contribute, you should leave your donation with your worker in your district or Mrs. Ann M. Brown in Medora or Mary Juntunen in Belfield. It is not too late to. contribute! We know that you will want to feel you have done your share. 1 If space permits, next week’s. issue of the Pioneer will carry a total of quotas and contributions, by districts. We hope that you can be proud of your district. Navy Vet Vhits His Former Home ‘ Chief Radioman Jimmy Marvin visited with old friends in Medora Tuesday while on his way to his home at St. Helens, Ore. Jimmy was born in Billings County and resided here until about ten years. ago when the family moved west. Six‘nyears ago, he joined the Navy and was aboard the battleship Tens: nessee in Pearl Harbor at the time of the bombing by the Japs. His: ship sustained minor injury, but was repaired and took part 1m future operations. Later Jimmy was assigned tore shore duty in the Orient where he served, until recently when he was assigned .to duty in Washington, D. C. He was on his way to St. Helena, when he received word at Chicago that his uncle, Matt Large. of Amidon, had died, but arrith too late for the funeral.. Jinuny“ met his parents at the funeral and they will return to. their Oregon home 122‘ a few days. -———....____._._._____, ,BILLIONS FOR SEWEBSv Additional sewerage or sewage treatment needed in 13.915 U. 8. communities would cost $2,255;150,- 000, the U. S. Public Health Service reports. North Dakota 1 By A. J. Biewer, W' J' 1 quidator Wfl-lt-LIW (April 19-”) V Plum IN ALL coon-rs Medora, N. Dak. The Coppers Have a Dream Come True Dee and Jane Cuppers used to say that as soon as the children had flown the roost, they were going ofl together on a second honeymoon...take a trip...or rent an apartment in the city. being at home alone together; with our own things-talking and reading—enjoying my glass of beer, and Jane her buttermilk -llving and letting live. I e33 you can’t beat home!" gu So after little Sue got man-10d, From where I sit. I) ea 0 had ‘ I stopped in to say goodbye. Doc hotter dream come true-tn: was sitting in his favorite chair dream of peace and tolerance and understanding that we an mulling fonandmm' today. before the are, sipping a mellow glass of beer. And Jane was busy with her knitting. Just as always. They looked about as restless an the tabby cat on the hearth. "Jane and I figured," Dee ex- plained, "that you couldn’t beat No. 113 of a Senea' Copyright. 345. United maroon rm ..tarmartlmm.w><’Wavizwnxmgrvy.’ ., W, . a ,, U