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i’AGE EIGHT rum BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1945 Farmers Meeting EAt BeachiJune “Spend The Day. The Farmers Union Way” Keynote To Day’s 'convention Opening at 1 P. M. With Agmar L. Hellebust. state secretary of the North Dakota Farmers Union, headlining a full program of interesting speakers, and entertainment together with a complete agenda of business mat- ters, the Golden Valley County Farmers Union will open its annual convention at the Beach city hall on Wednesday, June 6. at 1:30 p. m., announced Vern Hathaway. county chairman, today. The convention will formally open at 1:30 p. m., with Florence Nord— strom, state fieldworker. leading the audience in group singing. Follow- ing the opening numbers, the busi- ness meeting is scheduled to get underway with Vern Hathaway, «county chairman, giving the presi- dent’s report. Tom Murphl’. 590- retary-treasmer of the organization, will present his report followed by a. report from the county leader, Mrs. Fred Reinholz. Fred Reinholz. representing the Farmers Union Service Association, will give a re- port on (Farmers Union Insurance. :Mar-tin Sohillo, secretary of the “Golva Lacal; Henry Trester. sec- retary of the Garner Local; William :Blouck, secretary of the Enmwood J Local; and Miss Barbara Allen, sec- >retary of the Sentinel Butte Local. "will give their reports on the con- dition of their respective groups. Election of officers for the ensuing : year as well as other new business twill be taken care of following the reports of the various secretaries. 3:30 p. m., will find Raymond Douglas, Fargo, addressing the group on facts and figures relating to the F. U. Grain Terminal Asso- ciation. At 4:15 p. m., Arnold Snortland, Jamestown, Executive Secretary of the Farmers Union Service Associa— tion. will address the group on the merits and advantages of Farmers Union Insurance. Reoonvening at 7:30 p. m.. after a recess for six o’clock dinner. Florence *Nordstrom will lead the audience in group singing and a. varied program of entertainment with junior members of the various Locals furnishing the personnel. At 8 o’clock a series of interesting motion pictures will be followed by another period of entertainment. At 8:45 o'clock Floyd Balk. Bis- marck, District Fieldman for the Farmers Union Central Exchange, will address members of the con-~ . _,,__.._._...- -..-——-—- MAIN SPEAKER ‘ventlon. At 9:30 p. m.,‘ Agmar L. Hellebust, state secretary, will do: liver the main address of the eve- "hing. ‘Members of the Beach Boy Scouts 'have volunteered their services and will serve lunch throughout the :afternoon and evening, Hathaway .stated. The coming convention promises ’to be one of the most interesting meetings of its kind ever held in Golden Valley County. Beach and the officials in charge extend each and everyone a cordial invitation to attend. Why don't you come to Beach on Wednesday, June 6th and “Spend the day the Farmers Union ‘ {in sermons N TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that. urgmnt to an Order of John G. L fefler, Supervising Conciliation Com~ .missioner for the State of Dakota. acting as Referee. do "May 81h. 1945, the undersigned. E. E. Shem-n, Trustee of the Estate t Peter Duletsky, a bankrupt, will :sell the foliowmg described res restate situate in fiillings County, North Dakota, o—w : The North Half (Nt’z) of Sec-. 'tion Twalve (l2),_ Tovvnship One Hundred Thirty—nine (139) North. Range One Hundred (100) West. of the Fifth Principal Meridian at public auction for cash to the highest bidder, free and clear. of :all liens and encumbrances. on the 119th day of June,.1945, at the hour of 10:00 o'clock in the fore- noon. Mountain 'War Time. at the ~front door of the. Court House ,in the Town of Modern, in the Coun- t of Billings and State of North kota. subject to confirmation by this said Supervising Conciliation mommlrsioner, acting as Dated this em as of- H. n. s N V Trustee in Bankrill’ptcy for the Estate of eter Dulctsky . W. STURGEON. Attorney for Trustee Dickinson, North Dakota. No I , May 10—17 , wwwg-w M rth merit will CONVENTION HEAD r Vern Hathaway Methodist Sunday School Convention At Beach June 10th With Rev. Ray McClure, pastor of the Beach Methodist Church acting as hostess, the Sunday Schools of neighboring commun- ities will gather at Beach on June 10 to spend the day in worship. The program will begin at one o'clock p. m., and will continue throughout the balance of the day and evening. Next week's issue of the Pioneer will carry a complete story of the convention as well as the entire program. ‘ F. U. Leaders To Camp At Medora The North Dakota Farmers Union will conduct its Junior and Leaders camp at Medora on June 17 to 21, inclusive, stated Vern Hathaway, Golden Valley county chairman to- day. The state organization will hold its recreational camp on the Uni— versity of North Dakota campus during the days of July 2 to 7 and is open to leaders and ad- vanced Juniors, at least 16 years old. .“Mother’s Carnp” will be held at Jamestown throughout the days of June 25 to 29. inclusive and will be open to mothers of Farmers Union young people who want to know more about the youth as well as enjoy a few days vacation. At, a meeting of the board of directors of the Golden Valley County unit, held at Sentinel Butte May 22nd, it was decided that the organization would defray the ex- pense necessary in sending two members from each of the four county Locals to the camp at Me- dora. NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA ) ) COUNTY OF BILLINGS ) IN DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT. Albert F. Oberg and Arvid ) '1‘. Victor. . Plaintiffs. -vs- Elwin J. Gross, and all other persons unknown claiming any estate or interest in or lien or incumbrance upon the rap described in the e o is nt. mp Defendants. THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA To THE ABOVE NAMED DE- FENDANTS: You. and each of you are here- by summoned and required to an- swer the Com laint of the Plain- tiff in the a ove entitled action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of 311— ling: County. North Dakota. and to serve a copy of your answer upon the subscriber at his office in the Cit of Belfleld. Stark County. No Dakota. within thirty (30) days after the service or this summons upon you. exclusive or the do of such service; and in case 0 your failure to appear or answer as above required. judg- be taken. against ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) you ted by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated this 18th day of May D. 1945. ‘ H. E. HANEY. Attorney for Plaintiffs, Residence and Postofflce Address Belfleld, No. Dak. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DE- FENDANTS: , You will further take notice that the object of the above entitled action is to exelude the Defend- ants from any estate or interest in or lien or incumbrance upon the following described real estate, to-wlt: The South East Quarter (S. E. V4) 01 Section Twenty~eight (28), Township One Hundred Thirty-nine (139) N. Range One Hundred (100). West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Billings Coun- ty. North Dakota. , Said Defendants will further take notice that no costs will be claim- ed by the Plaintiff against any of the Defendants not appearing or answering. H. E. KANEY Attome tor Plaintiffs. (May 24-31; une 7441-21-28) A. \been named Roger Ronald. son 'Mrs. lodema Myers and Mrs. W. LOCALS Mrs. Howard Peterson, nee Edna Tetly, is visiting with her mother. Mrs. Mary Tetly and her brother. Eddie Tetly. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Bahm have moved to Medora and are living in the J. 1“. Reilly house south of the Northern Pacific tracks. Louie Vanvig of Mobile, Alabama is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lars Vanvig. Louie is employed at the shipyards at Alabama, building LSD craft. The annual Senior Bridge Party was held at the home of Mrs. E. J. Van Doren on Thursday evening of last week. A dinner was served by the hostess after which bridge was played with Mrs. Emma Law- ‘ son taking high prize, Nona Rune- strand second and Ethel Boyd the low. Guests of the Club were Ethel and Nona Runestrand. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bird have moved to the Willie Bahm ranch south of town where they will con- tinue to make their home. Word has been received here of the birth of a baby girl to Lieut. and Mrs. Norman Crcss on the 18th of this month. Mrs. Cross will be remembered as Mildren Gerbig Paul W. Lebo and George Irlon drove to Beach on business Wed- nesday of last week. J. J. Eaton, L. G. Brown and‘L. M. Barnhart furnished their cars to take the local faculty and the 8th. 9th and 10th grade students to Beach to take in the show Thurs- day evening of last. week. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rost oi Ollie, Mont... announce a brand new arrival at their home who has The newoorner was born May 23. Dick Anderson, our efficient high way maintainer, is sporting a brand new 1945 Ford truck, and is mak- ing good use of it in repairing our highway. Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Brown Were Beach visitors and patronizing the movie last Saturday evening. The Homemaker‘s Club met at the Dick Anderson home last Wed- nesday night with all members present. Guests for the evening were Bessie Livingstone. Mrs. E. J. Van Doren and Mrs. A. J. Ander- A. Mallory were shopping in Beach Wednesday of last week. Sheriff and Mrs. A. J. Anderson were in Fryburg on business last Friday. Our local beef supply herd suffer- ed four casualties the past week due to entanglement with the N. P. trains. Walt Ray lost two head, Harry Roberts and W. P. O’Connell each one. The local draft board held their regular session in the Courthouse on Tursday of last week. Regis- trants Pete Kordon, John Makeruk and Allen Fisher attended the meeting. North Country ranchers in town Monday included C. B. Olsen, and Walt Neuens. Joan Anderson of Belfleld visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Anderson. last Sunday. A shower for Mr. and Mrs. Wil- lard Porter, was held at their home on Thursday evening of last week. They were married recently at Wlbaux, Mont. A party rfor Charles Madzo, now home oh furlough, was contem- plated last Saturday evening, but a heavy rain prevented the guests 15mm reaching the Madam ranch and the party was postponed. Peggy Andewon went to Belziield last Sunday evening and remained over until Tuesday. Lodema Myers and Mrs. Ira Tisor were Dickinson shoppers on Tuesday. Ralph Knudtson and Billy Berg of Glendive. Mont, are now em- ployed on the local section crew. Miss Bessie Livingstone, sister of Mrs. George R. Osterhout, has completed her term of school at‘ Glendive and is now visiting her5 sister here. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Campshire and Mrs. Helen Gasman and daugh- War Loan Sales In County Gaining Says Chairman Seventh War Loan sales are* gaining momentum in Billings County stated J. F. Tester, county chairman, in an interview today. With 12 per cent of to series E subscribed and 11 per cent of the total over-all quota subscribed. F. L. Conklin, state chairman. pointed out that North Dakota is the only state in the Union which derives more than 50 per cent of its total income from agriculture. “If we are to make our quota," the state chairman stated, “we must have the all-out cooperation of the farm families of our state.” He said, “the farmer has invested heavily in War Bond-s during each of the previous drives, and that county chairmen throughout the _ state report that the farmer is ready and willing to buy his full share in the Seventh War Loan." Chairman Tester emphasized the following advantages to be had in purchasing War Bonds: War Bonds are a. "promise to pay" by the U. S. Government These have the same Security that is back of our currency. This makes them the safest investment in the world. These bonds pay a high rate of interest—higher than any other Government securities now avail- able. A $75 investment now pays $100 in 10 years. They are registered Bonds re- placed free of charge by the Trees- ury if lost, stolen, or destroyed in any way. Any time 60 days after issue the series E War Bonds can be cashed at the bank just like a. check. They can be converted to money to meet any emergency. In addition there are patriotic reasons for buying War Bonds. Un- til victory they should be given first consideration. Nick Logosz, Nick Dutchak, Mrs. Jim Fedora and Mr. and Mrs. J. Tereschenko were Courthouse vis- itors Tuesday. Lieut. and Mrs. K. W. Bergner of Jacksonville, Florida. stopped briefly at the John Reilly home enroute to visit Ideut. Bergner's folks at~Mlles City, Mont. Reverend Theodore Kocaba 01' Ukraina, was a business transact- or at the Courthouse on' Tuesday. He presented a plea to the people of that district to have the roads leading from No. 35 to Gorhann and Ukraine. surfaced to the end that they might be passable. Why not? Feeder roads should be im- proved to the extent that they are passable following normal rains. Walt Bratton of Beach and and Mrs. Phil Patterson of Dick- inson, were in our midst Tuesday afternoon. J. F. Tester and John Godfrey motored to Gdendlve Friday of last week where they shopped and transacted business. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dittus drove to Elgin, N. D., Tuesday to spend 'Memorial Day at that place where .they formerly resided. Margaret Trotter and Selma Krueger accompanied John F. Tester to Dickinson last Saturday afternoon. Ken Simonson drove to Dick- inson last week to assist the Earl Bird family in moving to the Billy Bahm ranch. Deputy County Auditor, Thalia A. Harding, spent last Saturday flEMENBER WEDNESDAY“- JUNE 6TH .' HI NEIGHBOR, ARE'Y/i TAKING roUR MNJLY TO THE FflRNERS UNION c0Nv£NT10N AT (BEACH EXT WEDNESDAY 0 Brief History of North Dakota Farmers Union For eighteen years the North Dakota Farmers Union (whose full legal name is the Farmers Educa— tional and Cooperative Union of America, North Dakota Division) has been the voice of organized farmers in the state as pant of a broad peoples’ mOVement to attain security and a better standard of living on the land. Through the vicissitudes of de- pression, drought, and war, the North Dakota Union ins grown in membership, in activity, in cooper- ative eflort and in understanding of its members of problems farm- ers face until today it is recogniz- ed as one of the strongest, most militant, and most progressive state farm organizations in the nation. It is recognized among educators as having a vigorous rural youth and adult educational program. It is known among men of public at- fairs for its influence on legislation. It is famous for the strong coopera- tive marketing, purchasing, and service organizations the Farmers Union has sponsored to secure for farmers a more equitable re- turn from their toll and to provide the economic strength with which farmers can meet other organized groups on a plane of equality. Largest States in NFU The North Dakota Farmers Union is part of the National Farmers Union—in fact during the past year it has become the largest state union in the national, with a dues- paylng membership of nearly 26,000. A charter was granted to North Dakota by the National Farmers Union in 1914, but only two locals survived the lst WorldWar and the political turmoil of that era. when farmers turned to political organ- in Dickinson where she shopped ization rather than economic or- and. visited. Mrs. Bertha Nichols and W. J. ganization. The present ND.F.U. received its my, to the tune or two flat tires, charter Nov. 11, 1927, following the Saturday night. m‘m‘Vig has Started to treat 'his home to a new shingling. He is not having much luck, but says when it is not raining it does not need shingling and when it rains he canot shingle, and is not much wonried. wlf e and daughter General Haber L. Edwards and Thatcher, and Miss Good- EQuity Cooperative. journeyed to Dickinson last Mom first state convention in Jamestown. day to attend to business matters. organization work in the name °1 the Farmers Union had begim,how- Pud Trotter. Sally Krueger, Billy ever, in January 1926 when the Otto, Johnny Reilly, Charles Madzo National Production Alliance, which Melvin Taylor. Sonny Brown and had been organizing in North Da- Gerald Bernhart. all took in the kota in 1924, amalgamated With dance at Begdad in Dickinson last what remained of the old Equity Cooperative Exchange, and affiliated with the National Farmers Union. Chas. s. Barrett. then NFU presi- dent, then appointed C. C. Talbott, farmer of Dickey county and or- ganizer for the Farmers‘ Alliance, A. W. Ricker, editor of the Farm- ers’ Market Guide which late;K be- came the -Bera1d. and M. W. then auditing for the Exchange as ter, Connie. are visiting at the Lyman, all of Bismdrck, spent Tues- the Northwest Organizing Comm. G. Brown home. Mrs. Campshlre is! a sister of Mrs. L. G. Brown, and? the mother of Norman Tenneson, formerly a Medora boy. Mrs. Chas. Roberts, Elmer and Marie Roberts, were in town trans- acting business Tuesday. Earl Roberts and John Will were Medora visitors Friday of last week. day evening as guests of the Buddy Ranch, going thence to Bowman on business connected with the Selective Service of which General Edwards is in charge in) this state. Mrs. Bruce Austin of Amidon visited at the Bertha Nichols and. Paul Lebo homes last Friday, en-E route home after visiting heri daughter, Mrs. Glen Finkel at.3 Wibaux, Monet. Charles Madzo rode in from the ranch and visited friends in town last Sunday. visiting in {Belileld last Sunday. These three were the leaders in afflliating the northwest group with the National Farmers Union be- cause they reorganized the need to tie farmers’ cooperatives to a strong farm organization. Culmination of Several Years Although the affiliation with the National Farmers Union was new, the economic movement of farm people in the state was not. The North Dakota Farmers Union is a early as 1906 and 1907. In the former year the North Dakota Bankers Association had appointed a committee to investigate Farmers’ complaints that the grain trade was robbing them through dockage. 1111' dergrading, and other various prac- tices. The bankers’ committee found that the grain trade needed clean- ing up. The following year the "first district” of the American Society of Equity was organized, comprising North and South Da- kota. and Minnesota. Women Take A Part Because the women are honorary members of the Farmers Union, in the majority of the locals they, and the younger members of the family. attended the local meetings. That meant lunch and a social hour and. perhaps an entertainment program. Out of this all-family gathering naturally developed the educational program of the Union in which, a llittle later, the younger members. as Junior Reserves, participated in definite study projects on various phases of Farmers Union activity. At the first convention Mrs. Gladys Talbott Edwards, daughter of C. C. Talbott. and later state and national director of education. spoke on the place of women inra farm organization (at a time when women had been given a very little place) and was commended by Na- tional President Barrett for her in- sight. C. C. Talbott First President At the first convention, in 1927. there was not much question who would be chosen the first states president. It was Charles Rhett, the burly farmer with a powerful voice who had left his farm in charge of his young son Glenn and gone out in his Model T Ford to organize the farmers of the state. At the time that North Dakota entered the- National F. U. it had the largest membership of any state, some 14.000. Many of these were farmers who signed notes for dues (which were never paid) and who did not participate actively in the Union. The membership in- oreased to about 18,000 the follow- ing year but after the crash of 1929 began to decline. Membership Climb During. the depression it became stabilized around 7,000. The climb from that figure began in 1838, the first year which Glenn J. Talbott was president, when over 10,000 dues- paying members were recorded. and has been consistently upward ever since, until this year, the member- ship is three and a half times what- i-t was seven years ago. Hand in hand the organization of Farmers Union locals and county unions went the organization of Farmers Union livestock shipping associations, Farmers Union eleva- tors, and from 1929 and 1930 on the organization of Famiers‘Unlon Oil companies. The Farmers Union Exchange was organized to handle lubricating oil, twine, and feed, in 1927. In 1931 the present Farmers continuation of the Farmers’ flght‘Union Central Exchange was or- Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor were for a decent market for their grain ganized under the Minnesota. co. and other products which began as operative laws.