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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Mrs. Arnold Nienas Honored e The North Dakota Mother of the Year selection committee met March 19 in Bismarck at the office of the North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Assn. Members attending the meeting around the table, from left to right, are Mrs. Grace Kapitan. Bismarck; Mrs. E. K. Remboldt, Gackle: Mrs. R. C. Joyce, James- town; Mrs. Dave Robinson, Coleharbor: Mrs. Hedvig Svore. Bismarck: Mrs. ]E. A. Handy, Washburn, chair- man; Mrs. Gussty Fossum, Maxbass; Mrs. H. A. Bel- cher, Fessenden; Mrs. William Lame, Mofflt; Mrs. Amy Cadieux, Jamestown; and ~Irs. John E. Williams, Washburn; Mrs. IL W. Case, Bismaarck and Mrs. Henry Breuer, Emmet were urmble to attend. Mrs. Arnold Nienas of Thompson, 1960 Mother of the Year, will be honored at a luncheon at the Bismarck Municipal country club April 23rd. Mrs. Arnold Nienas -- North Mrs. Arnold Nienas of Thompson has been selected as 1960 Mother of the Year for North Dakota. Mrs E. A. Handy, Washburn, chairman of the North Dakota Mother of the Year Committee. made Che an- nouncement following a meetm~ of the group in Bismarck, March 18th. Mrs. Nienas will be honored at the Awards Luncheon, Saturday, April 23 at the Bismarck Municipal Counhy Chlb, Governor John E. Davis will present the citation "~o Mrs. Nienas and the certificates of merit to the other 18 nominees, Born at Mayvitle. Blanche Nieme- in Harold K. Jensen. Mandan, who 1969.'" edited and compiled in 1959 "The' Jensen, whose wife Gena will ac- Dakota Mother of the ~ear Best of Dogs in Peace and War" cept the award for him at the Gov- (for the benefit of the Crippled ernor's Award Luncheon April 12,i II. will receive her master's degree Children's School in Jamestown. N. will be presented with a special l at Northwestern University this D.) was singled out this week bycitation by Gov. John E. Davis, ae- sun:mar: Crystal. teacher at Ben the Governor~ Committee on Era- cording to Walter Johnson, chair- Franklin School. Fargo, graduate of ployment of the l~,%vsically Handi- man. Mayville State Teachers College and capped as l~orth Dakota's "Out- Johnson announced that Jansen's the University of Southern Call- standing Handicapped Citizen forname will be submitted for nation- fornia, will receive her master's degree at UND, Grand Forks this summer; and Rosalie. who graduat- ed from Grand Forks Business Col- lege. and now as Mrs. Larry Olson ~s a homemaker in Beaverton. Ore- gon. Mr. Nienas has also led a very active life in the church and community. He organized a baseball teMn and soft ball team for the young people. A local community band was organized and directed by him. He is an active member of a wildlife club znd a member of the Better Community Planning Group. [ He has served his church i~ many capacities as Sunday S c it o o ! teacher, brotherhood president and is chief steward for the official board. ier Nienas received her education Since retiring from active farm-! at Mayville, earned her second year ing in 1951. Mr. Nienas has found I certificate at the State Teachers Col- time for many new interests, such lege there and taught three years as fishing, hunting, traveling and m a neighboring country school be- gardening, l fore her marriage to Arnold Nien- The other nominees for North as. Dakota Mother of the Year who The young couple located on a also will be honored at the award farm near Thompson m Grand Forks luncheon in Bismarck include: County in 1914 where they have lived ever since. ] Mrs. George R. Bern,son, Adams: Mrs. Adelaide Mahlman, Bismarck: The mother of six children, MrS. IMrs. Anna E. Davis, Garrison; Mrs. Nienas, with "much prayer and el-IGrant G. Geiger, Kenmare; Mrs. fort", made it possible for them to lPeter j. Hazenmueller, Zealand; secure excellent schooling in their~ Mrs. John Maizner, New England; Dave Buness. Powers Lake. :Mrs. C H. Ne~bit. Harvey: Mrs. Charle~ Ouradnik. Larimore; Mrs. Clarence RtlsL Harwood: Mrs. Fred Schmidt. Tow~ler; Mrs. John A. Springer, Hettinger; Mrs. M.G. Tescher. Sentinel Butte: Mrs. M. D. Williams, Mandan: Mrs, John Hanson, Bowman and Mrs. Emma Carlson, Bismarck. Reservations for the April 23 lunche ~ are to be made in ad- vance with Mrs. H. W. Case, 121 Sioux Avenue. Bimmarok. Mrs. Nienas will attend the An- nual Conference and the ceremonies for the presentation of the awards in New York City, May 2-6, Members serving on the selection committee in addition to Mrs. Han- dy, chairman, include: Grace Kap- itan, Bismarck; Mrs. E. K. Rem- boldt, Gackle: Mrs. R. C, Joyce, Jamestown: Mrs. Dave Robinson. Colehabor; Mrs. HedviE Svore, Bis- marck; Mrs. H. A. Belcher. Fessen- den: Mrs. Wi'Iliam Lane, Moffit: Mrs. Amy Cadieu~ Jamestown; Mrs. John E. Williams. Wash4~urn; Mrs. H. W. Case, Bismarck. Mrs. Henry Breuer. Emmet: a~d Mrs. Gussty Fossum. Maxbass. regional chair- man. Mrs. Marior~ J. Piper, Bis- marck, is publicity chairman. The state group is cooperating with the American Mothers Com- mittee, Inc. whose objectives are professions, l Mrs. AR. Brooks. Hazen; Mrs Mrs. Nienas is active in the Evan-I gelical United Bretheran Church, a j member of the Grand Forks County Council of Church Women. a mem- ber of the local women's mission- ary society and church council and the Rural Life Commission Family worship was a very real part of this family's life together. Each child was expected to take part and so prayer became real for them from learning to pray within the family circle. In the early days, the children were bundled up extra warm as the four miles to church was made by horses and sleigh in the winter. In addition to her activities in Homemakers' club work, Mrs. Nien- as has also Served as 4~H leader. One ~)~ hei' ~ons was recognized for his 4-H activity by being elected presi- dent of 0he N. D. 4-H Institute, the highest recognition given at the :state level. While her church and her family ,are closest to her heart. Mrs. Nien- as is successful in having one of ~he best planted and groomed yards rural North Dakota. She is a consistent participant in local and state horticultural shows. Mrs. Nlena$ has always been rely to lend a hand to help her neighbors, the charitable drives, the polio fund and Red Cross. And yet, she hss found time to strengthen her own education- al growth, taking part in study clubs, religious and educational work. She helped orga~ise the hot lunch program in her axed. The children of Mr. and Mrs. ; to develop and strengthen the moral and s[~ iritual foundation of the American Home; to give to the ob- servance of Mother's Day a spiritual quality which highlights the stand- ards of ideal Motherhood and re- Nienas are: ~ cognizes the important role of the Harold. pastor of the First Moth- Mother in the home, the community, odist Church, Devils Lake, who will the nation and the world. receive his doctorate this June from Mrs. Hedvig Svore. Bismarck, was Hartford Theological S e mi n a r y, the 1959 Mother of the Year in Hartford. Conn.: Warren. manager North Dakota. of the family farm at Thompson, --4:N-- graduate of the Park River School of Agriculture and the Wahpeton Erratic responses to nitrogen fer- School of Science; Ralph, manager tilizer on grass are to be expected, because moisture conditions are of the Iuternational Harvester Co - . District office, Dubupue, Iowa, a ~ee?Ine"~"~r~a~.~ the growing per- gTaduate of UND, Grand Forks;,~ E,~ Marjorie, graduate of UI~,D, teach- ! " ~''-- e er at Fargo High School, who spent I North D a K o ~ a corn acreag three years in Europe under the U. j cut for sil~ge in I~ was five times I S. Mete Department and ,two years ]ti~ average acreage cut for midgeI in the Orient following World "War ] during the 10 years1940,-4@ FAMILY OF l0 OFF TO EUROP~--The Vernon Johnson family of Santa Barbara, Calif waves goodby aboard the liner Yulcania in New York before embarking for Europe. Big expense ? Well, Johnson made $20,000 on a real estate deal, and "I thought we'd blow it before I spent it on less essen- Ual things." He bought a city bus for $3,000, installed a kitchen and bunks. Northern and southern Europe, Egypt, India and the Far East are on the Jolmsons' itinerary. FOWF R FROM SUNLIGHT--The world's first solar-powered electric auto moves down a street in Chicago. Atop the roof is a blg solar cell which eonverta light rays into electrical pow~tr. So the old 1912 Baker Electric is a new ear again. al consideration for the President's Trophy, awarded last year to Dr. Anne H. Carlson superintendent of the Jamestown Crippled Children's School. Jensen was born in Portland, N. D. and became superintendent of schools of Morton county in 1917, which position he held for twenty years. Always a man of robust health 5ensen's early activities gained him notable acquaintances throughout the country, and he was apparently headed toward an outstanding car- eer as an educator. ' During these years he became a founder and the original promotor of the N. D- ELks Crippled Chil- dren's Committee. In 1937 he was stricken with an unusually severe form of arthritis which has for 23 years kept him in a state of total paralysis, unable to move any muscle except those in his face. Mrs. Jensen succeeded her hus- band as county superintendent. Jan- sen was determined to remain in- dependent of public aid. With his wife's assistance, he dvised projects with which to keep his mind occupi- ed, and which would also produce Income to pay for special care and meet other expenses. He conceived the book publishing venture as a result of his work during World War II as procure- ment citizen for the Quartermaster's famous K-9 (dog) Corps. Editing and compiling "'The Best of Dogs in Peace an~l War," Jansen donated all profits from the 100-page 9-by- 12-inch book to the Crippled Chil- dren's School Endowment Fund, Jensen has obtained some therapy at the Crippled Children's School :at one time and had developed an early interest in handicapped young- sters. The book, which sells at $2 a copy, is now in its third printing, and has been well accepted through- out the United States and in many foreign countries. Jensen has received letters of thanks and commendation from~such notables as Winston S. Churchill Cardinal Muench and Eleanor Roosevelt. Now 63, Jensen resides at 807 Second Ave. NW, Mandan. Mrs. Jen-: sen is supervisor of the North Da- kota Teacher's Retirement Fund. Mr. and M~. Jensen resides" at 807 grown children: Harold R. Jensen Bismarck attorney; and Robert Jen- sen, who lives on the West Coast. NDFWC Need Information On Art Contest , All members of the North Da- kota Federation of Women's Clubs submitting entires in the amateur art contest at the state convention. in Valley City May 11-12, are to send the following information by May 9th to Mrs. Stan Cann, 602 6th Ave. N. E. Valley City, N. D.: 1) State name of contestant (may be club member or anyone in your community.) 2) Type of painting and size (oil, water color, or other media,) such as pencil, pastel, etc.) 3) Will entry be sent ahead to the Art Exhibit of NDFWC, Rudolph Hotel, Valley City, N. D or will it be brought to the convention. Re- turn postage must be provided if being mailed. 4) Is the painting insured? This is the second year for this amateur art contest which is open to anyone in the state 18 years of age or older. Entries must be sub- mitted through a Federated Club, which will be responsible for get- ting the pictuers to and from con- vention exhibit. Three prizes of- fered are $10.00, $5.00, and $3.00 for 1st, 2nd ancl 3rd prize winners in each of the three classifications-- water color, oil, and other media. Entr~es will be judged at the State NDFWC convention in Valley City, ,May 11-12 where they will be ex- hibited, and winners announced. A $10 prize Will be given by the N~C for the Hallmark art con- test for senior high school students which closed April 1. Wentz Named to Second Term as Highway Chief I Wed::it:&Td dhr e;5% t::=: pletion of 90 miles of four-lane and 31 miles of two-lane construction on the interstate highway system and said the North Dakota highway program has brought the state na- tional acclaim. Looking to the political future, Davis said he had consulted with Lt. Gov. C. P. Dahl before reap- pointing Wentz. Davis is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in the June 28 special election. If elected, he pre- sumably would step down and Dahl would become governor. Wentz was a machinery dealer in McClusky, Davis' home town, when the governor selected him for the highway job in early 1967. LEUKEMIA DISCOVERY -- Dr. Steven O. Schwartz of Chi- cago is shown in Louisville, Ky at an American Cancer society meeting where he an- nounced he has definite proof that leukemia--blood cancer --is a virus, and thus a cure is possible through serum. MONTANA DAM MAY TAKE TOLL IN BUFFALO The National Bison Range, home of one of the last herds of A~neri- of one of the last herds of Ameri- can buffalo, would be seriously damaged by construction of the proposed Knowles Dam on ~e Flathead River in Montana, accord- ing to t~e National Audubon Soc- iety. In a statement prepared for Sen- ate Irrigation Subcommittee hear- ings in Washington, D. C Society President Carl W. Buchheister said the impounded waters would flood 2,100 acres of the 19,000-acre reser- vation and make another 3,000 acres partially inaccessible to the bison herd. The 2,100 acres that would be in- undated are in creek-bottom low- lands that provide critical winter feed for the ~herd when deep snow locks the uplands. Knowles Dam, estimated to cost $235 million, has been proposed as a floodcontrol and hydro-power project in the plan of the U. S. Corps of Engineers for the Colum- bia I~asin. A bill to authorize its construction has ,been introduced by Senators James E. Murray and Mike Mansfeild, both of Mantana, and had been scheduled for a tern- porary hearing postponed by ~e civil rights filibuster. "Dhe Audubon Society did nog flatly oppose the project, but urged t~hat "any legislation authrizing its construction provide for acquisition of suitable lands to take the place of the grazing areas that would be flooded or made inaccessible." "Here on the National Bison Range is one of '~he few places where magn eent speclm of the Norflh American fauna can be seen in its natural setting," Buc- hheister declared. "Here it still grazes in numbers sufficient to stir the imaginations of latter-day des0endants of Lewis and Clark land l~ffalo Bill Cody. Many rail- lions of Americans would be un- happy if serious damage befell their National Bison Range." The Bison Range was established by Act of Congress in 1908 upon the recommendation of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Ameri- can Bison Society, an early conser- vation group, then rinsed $10,000 by popular subscription to buy breeding stock for the range from ranchers that kept small herds. The few privately-owned herds were the onty sources of supply at the time of a species that once ran4ged over most of the continent in herds estimated to have totaled 60 mil- lion animals. The National Bison Range herd now inc~.udes abou~ 3~0 a~, according to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Servi~ ~3.- With the increase in the con- sums, ion of processed potatoes, in- vestigation for high quality pro- ceasing types of potatoes is one of major emphasis in the NDAC po- tato breeding p.~m-n. Don't overlook beef, because it quickly loses its juiciness. A sim- ple way to avoid overcooking is to use a meat thermometer. --C]-- At the first of the year The Bank of North Dakota held GL M and Farmers Home A~Uon loans that totaled almost 9t~ mill- ion dollars.