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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER FAREWELL KISS--THEN DEATH WHEN THE MARQUIS Alfonso de Portago reached Rome, halfway point in the round-trlp thousand-mile race between Brescia and the capital, he stopped his ear and kissed actress Linda Christian, who was in the crowd. Linda then hopped a plane so she could greet him at Bracts. The Marquis never arrived. He was killed with 12 others when a tire on his racer blew out. (International Radiophoto) Historical Sites Attract Visitors to North Dakota Balmy spring weather has been making housewives, office workers and tired businessmen look forward to that all-American institution- two weeks with pay. But for a small group of public servants, vacation- time means the start of the 'busy season. Under the direction of Superin- tendent Russell Reid, theNorth Dak- ota Historial Society is preparing state parks and historical sites for the visits of out-of-state tourists as well as local residents. For Bismarck and Mandan resi- dents, several historical sites are readily available. Camp Hancock on Main avenue will be open June 1st six days a week with a large collection cen- tered on transportation and military history pertaining to the time when Camp Hancock was in use. The military depot was built in 1872, before the railroad was built into Bismarck and served river boats and wagon trainS. A steam locomotive in the Han- cock yard, although familiar to most adults, will become more im- portant in the coming year, says Supt. Reid. Is'chibtts will be on dis- play on Ith floor in the building this year. The Historical museum and Teddy Roosevelt's cabin on the capitol grounds are usual stops for the out- of state tourist, and most are favor- ably impressed with North Dakota's historical exhibits, Reid reports. Modestly, he tells that North Dak- ota's collection is very good and compares favorably with that of other states. Mandan-Bisrnarek residents also have Ft. Abraham Lincoln park south of Mandan for picnicking and caping with in an easy dis- tance. Setting up historical signs and markers will be the major new of areas for overnight camping in the four parks, Metigoshe, the Peace Gardens, Turtle River park near Grand Forks and Ft. Lincoln. Theodore Roosevelt National Me- morial park is also open to over- night campers and his year will have new picnic areas. Russell Reid, North Dakota's most ardent collector, as been at his work since 1918 when he work- ed during the summers for $20 a month. He became superintendent in 1929 and has developed this re- cord of history until today tt is crowded for space and much of it is stored in warehouse space. New cases and display areas are badly needed. Looking to the future, 1W_r. Reid is assembling and looking for cars and farm machinery to record the transportation and agricultural his- tory of the area. Binders, out-dated tractors and the old steam engine are now part of the past and fu- ture generations will see them only in museums. -Stov Road Horro------- N. D. SAFEST PLACE TO GIVE BIRTH TO DABIES The vital statistics division of the state health department reports that North Dakota is the safest place in the nation to have a baby. Margaret Watts, director of the vital statistics division, said pro- visional figures indicate, the I6 average national maternal mor- tality rate is 3.8 maternal deaths per every 10,000 live babies born. She said provisional figures for North Dakota last year show only 1.2 maternal deaths per every 10,000 Uve births. Although there is no breakdown by states available for last year, there is a good probability that this rate would be among the lowest in the nation, according to Jerome work of the department this sum- Svore, state health department dir- mer, states Reid since the current ector. appropriation does not allow any The 1955 North Dakota maternal new park development. Some pic- death rate was 3.5 maternal deaths nic areas will be improved however per every 10,000 births. and the formal garden area at the Svore said the terrific drop in International peace Gardens will be the maternal death rate over the increased this year. years in this state indicates the top New habits of the American grade  medical and hospital facil- traveler have called for provisi0n if.ies available in North Dakota. Spring Checkup Vital to Your Car By Jeanne Smith, Dodge Safety Consultant JUST AS YOUR CHILDREN require medical and dental care, so too does the family car need periodic mechanical checkups and minor repairs. Automotive service experts tell me that if you treat your auto- mobile like a member of the family, you can drive it for 100,000 miles without any major repairs. I A complete checkup in the Spring, [ following the rough winter months, is es- pecially essen- tial they say. Although women aren't expected to get under the hood and actu- ally wield a wrench and Miss Smith screwdrive r, surveys do show that the ladies take the family car in for service 56 percent of the time. So here are some points for women to remember when they visit a service department or garage. The engine, the heart of the automobile, should receive a gen- eral tuneup in the Spring: This usually will consist of replacing or regapping spark plugs, check- ing or changing distributor points and condenser, adjusting the car- buretor and timln. Headlights, tail lights and turn signals are vital to safety. They should be inspected in the Spring and at frequent intervals. Be sure that battery cells are filled and unbroken. Remember too that bat- tery liquid evaporates more rapid- ly in warm weather. Windshield wipers must be working properly and blades re- placed if worn. After winter conditions, your car's transmission, differential and steering units need a thor- ough lubrication. Oil should be changed to a heavier summer weight. It's a good idea, also, to ask the mechanic to check brakes, including master cylinder fluid level, brake lining and drums. Wheel alignment and wheel balance are also important to good motoring. Finally, tires should be rotated to equalize wear. With this Springtime attention and care, your car will give you increased economy, greater safety and more driving pleasure during the Summer months ahead. TAX COLLECTIONS STILL INCREASING Tax Commissioner J. Arthur En- gen has announced that state tax collections are still increasing. Reporzlng an 1.90 per cent in- crease in total tax collections last month over April of 1956, Engen said that $2,815,752 was collected last month compared to $2,760,980 in April, 1956. So far this year, $9,091,179 has been collected. During the first four months of the previous year, $8,667, 482 was collected, for an increase this year of 4.89 per cent. To show the material increase in North Dakota tax collections, Engen pointed out that the total of over nine million dollars collected so far this year is we.ll over the six and a half million collected during the entire year in 1942. Sales and use tax last month a- mounted to $1,825,394, compared to $1,822,109 in April, 1956, for an in- crease of .18 per cent. Sales and Use tax collections for the calendar year amount to $5,584,143, compared to $5,329,243 last year at this time, for an increase of 4.78 per cent. Cigarette taxes last month were $240,799, compared to $231,214 in April, 1956, for an increase of 4.15 per cent. Calendar year collections are $942,639 this year, compared to ;916,860 last year, an increase of 2.81 er cent. Engen said that income tax collec- ions are $749,557 for last month. compared to $707,656 in April, 19561 an increase of 5.92 per cent. Calen- dar year totals are $2,168,475 this Tear, compared to $2,068,124 last rear, or an increase of 4.85 per cent. Although there were no oil and as tax collections last month, calen- dar year collections stand at $395,920 this year, compared to $353.253 last year, an inqrease of 12.08 per cent. .... Stop Road Horrors-------- Gt that irrigation system into shpe and have it ready to operate when your crops require moisture. The suggestion is from NDAC farm engineers. N. D. SAFETY COUNCIL BEGINS DRIVE ROYAL RECORD TIME IN SWEDEN Photo by LLOYD8 of Bismarck STATE SAFETY DIRECTOR Floyd J. Upham (left) and R E. Fisher, Mandan. (right) are pictured developing plans for the first North Dakota State Safety Council membership drive. Scheduled to begin May I, the drive will and June 30. Upham Is Council secretary aml Fisher is membership drive chairman. PRINCESS MARGARETHA of Sweden (right) and her lister, Prinee Birgitta, play their favorito records lh Stockholm Margaretha r eently was reported in love with blublooded British *piano player Robin Douglu-Home. Now, it is said that Birgitta hu fJllen Im love with amateur ica hockey star Sven Johanm 25, who i kls wa to lgland to  six-d Wur. fl#teraationaD Vaccine Su ' "tI Io :a!qa 'asso/R q:auuaH ]}]}IV_ - . l health department's preventable dis- Short 0i Demand 'eases division, said the state has not been slighted since the vaccine shortage began. Nort Dakota has The current nationwide shortage]been given a proportionate share of Salk polio vaccine continues to [ according to its population, he said, slow down North Dakota's injection ] although that has not been enough program. Supplies are falling far to fulfill the demand. short of demand. I There is some hope the situation The state health department re-may improve in the next two ported this week. that doctors are months here and in other northern receiving sttpplies for about 7,500 states, Mosser said. Of late, much injections a week, and are admin- vaccine has Ibeen going to southern istering all of it almost immediately, states where the polio season starts During the month of April, 18282 earlier. 'doses were shipped into the state --top Road HorrorD------- and administered. A dose is one ........ .......... ranmng caue eorrecuy gives I cumc centLmeer, vaccine suppnes .......... permanenz laenHilcaHon ana I now are shipped directly to doctors,' proof and drug suppliers from the man-[of ownership. The Lone Ranger =!