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The Billings County Pioneer
Beach, North Dakota
April 21, 1960     The Billings County Pioneer
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April 21, 1960

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1960 THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER. MEDORA. N. DAK the issuin,g ~f ~e Continental currency did ,not stop at this figure and additional currency was printed ur~til the figure readaed a staggering $250 mil- }ion, aL, thot~g~h it orgy coot about $1~ mil~,io~ to finance the War. These bil, ls were issued in de- nx~n~tfons from 1/8t~ o~ a dotl~r t~ $80. Thus ,the worth of Cor~tine~tal paper rapidly depreciated tmlal most of ,the copper and ~silver coins <~f ,that period in our his- tory d, isappeared from circula- tion and were hoarded as people feet 4his was the on, ly money of v~lue. (kmditions grew steadily worse and by 1781 one dol.l.a.r m coin w~as ~ovt~ from ~wo to five hundred dolI.ars in Vhe Con.tinent- ~1 cu.rrency. George once remarked ~:hat a w,ag~xn'.l~ad 0tf the m~ney ~ould hardily pur- c,hasc a v+agor~load of provisions. -- e*aoin --. Hoardin~ Money -- Oharl, ie Price of 1V~DU stopped to eha, t whi~le reading the meter a v:hile back and made ,the state- men ttrat he 'had always iro~med upon coin coNecting, as he thougfi~t it was a form of ,h~ard- hag money and ,tonded ~co tmbal- anee ~he economy of the ~a, tion. He ,added hhat since he'd read the aecoun, t a few weeks ago in ~is cohman, about ~e m~i,~i, ons of d~llars .the g~ver~nme~rt makes when mintirtg coins, that he was mi#maken i,n his ,beliefs ,and that he is g~oing :to start a Billings County Pioneer A Continuation "THE BADLANI~ COWBOY" ~tabl/shed in 1883 ALICE L. I ~O, Man~f0n~ Editor W~l~ R. BRATTON ]~]Itor - ]P~tbl~h~ ~Uon: $1.50 per year in advanc~ in the Post Office at M~,dorL ~llnL~ County. North Dakota. l~b- rosary I~. 1904. as secand cl~as mat~ under the Act of March 3, ~flJ. ~lllinCfai Newspaper of the County State of North Dakota. print~l ~t Beach. North Dakota. Established midwest company hav~ need for sales manager in ar~L A mart hired would be ~iv~ thorough irai~ing by co~ Ixmy and $455 per moath. Sal- art begins with training. Afl~r n inl r the msn will be esteb- lished locally. Applican~ mus! hav~ ~d. automobile, a~31 4~ Wrtle Dlsfrtct Employmenl Di x~to~, 312 ~venue (B) West, Bi~r~ N. D. andGi~8 addrou, phone numbes p st employment record Jn lothue. Radio Service Phouo R 4,5 NO. DAr & Motorota :: SEN /HUlt ".] FaOZ N Poo :e ST.S, i 'i ~ff ,) S , I IN GREATEST U. S. TRAGEDM 1 . , If you picked up your paper tomorrow and read that disaster had w,ped out thestate o Kansas, killing 40,000 people, injuring every one of the state's 1,905209 pOpulation and causing a property and economic loss of about $4,000,000 N, it would be a national calamity. But when that disaster comes day by day--killing hundreds, injuring thousands every day, year ih and year out--the impact is lost because it didn't happen all an a sudden flash That, however, is the annual toll of .hi$hway deaths and injuries and economic loss. 40,000 killed; 2,000,000 ln)ured; cost $4,000,000,000--in a single year. This greatest U. S. tragedy is caused mainly by reckless, spee din, g r .an.d drunken drivers, rMmg their super-powered cars over the nation s highways and byways. Clear skies and straight dry roads are the setting for three out of four fatal accidents. Week-ends and holidays are the times (i /' ,of greatest danger--highest casualty lists. Saturday is the most dangerous " day. Drivers in an alcoholic haze are a major factor in swelling the mount- ing death toll. : What can be done about it? Slow down! Thirteen states with speed limits of 50 mi!esor less had but 26 per cent of the deaths and the rate declined 18 eent one year. If that decline had been nationwide, nearly 12,000 lives;wo ld have-been saved, ,000 less iniuries. y; < : - S L O -D O W H -- t I V,S Y O U R, ;,:"H A N D BI " L~ f.>. ~ .$ * :' Y