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I THE BILLINGS COUNTy PIONEER Lad Sacrifices Life To Aid Shipmates CENTER -- Lt. Charles Smylle, fire control officer of the destroyer Zellars, related recently that 34 were killed, 36 wounded, and two reported missing after the Jap bomber skipped a bomb of about 1,~) lbs. into the Zallars. Thr~e Jap bombers concentrated an attack on the destroyer which had been aiding the Okinawa landings by bombardment for 19 days, Lt. Smylie said Ens. Sheldon Bernstein. Chi- cago and other officers, told of the heroism of William J. Bieber of here, 24-year-old seaman 2rid class, who was burned to death in an attempt to aid shipmates. As fierce fires enveloped the gun mount structure, Bieber fought his way out of the handling room and was un- scathed, and hearing the cries from his wounded shipmates he struggled back into the structure and when he came out later he was burned so severely that he died. He was recommended for a posthumous decoration. Experiences 40 Ft. Fall Into Old Well WIMBLEDON -- W. J. Brenner of here says here's one for Ripley, Peter Birch, 3, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Birch of Clements- ville, survived a fall into a 40-foot well containing nine feet of water. He grabbed a projecting pipe near the water line and hung on for nearly a half hour before he was rescued. He suffered no other injury than a bruise in the center of his forehead, about the size of a hen's egg. "How he got by without having his neck broken when he got that bump on his forehead and how he instinctively hung on for that length of time without, in his fright, trying to grab something else, at his age, is really something for the book," says Brenner. N. Dak. Faces Coal Shortage BISMARCK -- Governor Fred G. Aandahl recently gave a message to the coal users of our state that this state may be confronted with a serious coal shortage next winter unless precautionary steps are taken soon. He pointed out that the favorable winter weather of the past year had prevented much pri. e . ration, suffering and death which would otherwise have been caused due to the lack of enough coal. The acute shortage of manpower and transportation equipment is also becoming more and more serious. He urges all farmers and others to take advantage of the slack season between the seeding and haying season to obtain their supply of coal. Librarian Retires After 48 Years FARGO -- Mrs. Ethel McVeety, librarian at North Dakota's Agri- cultural College for the past 58 years, retired recently. Since 1897 in the days when the North Dakota Agricultu.ral College library con- sisted of two rooms. Mrs. McVeety has seen the library directly, and college life, indirectly, through the Spanish-American war. one World War, a boom period, a depression, and part of another World War. She has also watched the fluctuating student enrollment, close to 190 in the year 1897, rise into the thousands before the present war. Finding a place for the ever- growing number of volumes is a Job in itself, but the library does not Function merely as a collecting pot for an accumulation of books. An excellent magazine file is kept up. Magazines for reference material in all schools of study supplemented by popular slicks for the use and enjoyment of all are subscribed to regularly. An inter-library loansystem is carried on with the Library of Congress and other large libraries for the purpose of securing infor- mation. In evey morning's mail library bulletins come in from every state in the union and many foreign countries. A library methods course has been offered as part of the college curricula since 1913 to train students to help themselves in using the library to its fullest advantage. Children Have Deer For Pet CALVIN. --- Domesticated by day but back to nature at night is the pet deer of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Duncan of rural Calvin. The father found the "orphan" while plowing last fall and since then the deer has been cared for by the three children. Marvin, Mart- lynn, and David. He plays with the children and regularly goes to the house for cookies and candy of which he is exceedingly fond. Last winter he went to the barn for feed but' would never stay there over- night. Now he grazes with the cattle in the pasture but always returns to the farm in the evening. Barn Destroyed By Fire " FESSENDEN --- The local Fire Department was recently called to the Howard Rudel farm five miles northeast of here where the large stock barn was on fire. The depart- ment arrived too late to save the building, but did what they could to hold the fire from spreading to adjoining buildings and the prairie. Cause of the fire is unknown and according to Mr. Rudel his losses included not only the bazm, but also a month-old calf, some good harness and hay rope, and miscellaneous other articles he had stored in the buildin~ ! ,o,wo,o z,i I" I MIll' I. I I"l 11"I I I I I" I I" MJ"-I I I .V I I I . -,-llilllIRll II I i I I i I .I,Imlll. IIII I I m I'I I I I I $6 $? 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Introduc- tion to prison life had been good as the Germans gave them an excel- lent meal with hamburgers, mashed potatoes topped off by wine, and then prison life began: There were three meals daily: breakfast of tea at 8 a. m an unpalatable noon snack of unsalted potato peeling soup thickened with flour at 10:30 a. m.; and at 2 p. m two slices of molasses bread which had been rolled in sawdust to keep it from .sticking to the pan. It was 18 hours then until breakfast. On that diet Meyer lost 50 pounds in his 77-day stay. There were no bunks. The men slept on the floor. Not until the last three weeks did they have any covering--then they had one blan- ket. For warmth there was a stove with wood enough to burn for three hours a day. That in midwinter! Yet from the windows they could see miles of woods on every side. The men could wash clothes if they used cold water but it was so cold that' the clothes wouldn't dry. Meyer had one bath during his im- prisonment. He also had one pack- age of cigarettes---paid $80 for it. "Our guards were older men--50 BUTTON drama takes the spot- light in the summer showings of America's leading designers. But- tons of every size and description to 60-year-olds--who wished the are giving dramatic accent to the whole thing were over. In January smartest hats, bags, belts and they ~aid we'd be~ home by May. gloves in addition to providing One of them who had lived in Calo glamour trimmings for every type ifornia 16 years wanted to return as soon as he could." There were 3,300 Americans and 2,700 Serbs, French, British and of dress from sports to formal eve- ning gowns. More highly important news about buttons is that they have become the latest inspiration to cos- can do in glamorizing her simple clothes with button decor by taking her cue from high-fashinn. For in- stance, new chic' is given to her classic felt beanie cap by scal- loping the edges and sewing plas- tic buttons on in pleasing array. The accessorizing trick is repeated in her matching drum-shaped hand- bag with buttons ranged around the top and bottom cuffs. Billiard green braid trimming outlines the collar- less bellhop jacket with .weskit-like fronts. The heart-shaped pocket with button-made ornament perched high on either side of the front opening and the bracelet length sleeves are chic details. Possibilities for giving button fillip to accessories are endless. Note centered above in the group il- lustrated above how easily the popu- lar wide headband can be glorified with diagonal rows of white but- tons, widely spaced across the sur- face of the band. If you want to dress up a pair of plain gloves, look for those irresist- ible ceramic buttons that are per- fect reproductions of fresh flowers. They can be anchored on the top of the glove as shown at upper right corner, in a twinkling with just a few stitches. For a charming en- semble repeat the buttons on a vel- vet band worn about the throat. Russians in ttte camp. When theytume jewelry designers, were released they found food in This vogue for button decor on the warehouses as well as enough simple wartime fashions offers a par- utensils to give 12 of them to every ticularly happy inspiration to home prisoner.~ dressmakers with a thrifty eye on makeovers. ~Vith a wonderful array Seriously Hurt By of plastic buttons in jeweled, floral and lacy effects available at the no- High Voltage Wire tion counters of local sewing cen- ters, along with a variety of decora- tive ceramic button styles and love- CROSBY -- Jerry Thorson of ly simulated metal buttons with here narrowly escaped electrocution recently while helping Ed Anderson jeweled centers, it's easy for any amateur to glamorize simple move a house from a farm northwest clothes and accessories with button of Ambrose to Crosby. They had reached a point a mile north of magic. Ambrose when they had to cross You can get buttons from thumb the highway between that city and to oversized and bulky types and the U. S. Customs house where the you can get expert advice at sew- highline was encountered and not ing centers as to size, style and color of buttons with relation to the One of the really smart ideas for realizing this was a highline, Jerry garment they will adorn, or the ac- your velvet-banded snood is to stud climbed up on the roof to raise the wires and in doing so, received the cessory they are to dramatize. For the mesh (shown circled below) full voltage which knocked him to instance, a simple black bareback with tiny pink lacy buttons. You'll dress with a modish white cape ~s find this idea plenty glamorous for the ground and he was unconscious shown in the illustration (right) can daytime or evening wear. for so~e time. He was taken to be given unusual distinction by'add- Buttons used in a jewelry way the St. Luke's hospital where X-rays showed a couple of broken vertebrae I ing a scalloped border of black present a most fascinating new and severe electrical burns. This I fabric to the cape fronts accenting theme. They are fashioned into hat- was a very narrow escape as theI each scallop with a huge flower- shaped aqua plastic button. The pins. earrings, cuff links, fobs, highline carries about 20,000 volta I costume touch is achieved by using brooches, hair ornaments, necklaces and bracelets. Tiny flower buttons buckles for the dress belt that match can easily be transformed into ear- Man Liberated I the cape buttons, rings by pasting the fastener gadget i The two-piece suit-dress of violet from an old pair to the backs of the By Own Brother featherweight flannel to the left buttons. VALLEY CITY -- Recently lib-I~h ws what an amateur teen-ager Released by Western Newsl~per Union. erated from a German prison camp I by American forces, which included[ Styled for Summer Lovely White Frocks his own brother, was the experience I of Lt Gerald Gray of here The I Of Organdy, Piqu e lieutenant met his brother, Tech. I 4th gr. John Gray, operator of a.I tank in the Third armored division, I Those pretty-pretty black sheers as that force was freeing AlliedI and those gay and lovely print prisoners. John had no knowledgeI frocks that every woman loves that his brother was in this particu- ) have a rival this summer. It's the far camp. Three days previodsly I simple white frock made of dainty John had met another brother, Sgt I sheers, pique or eyeleted sheers. Allan Gray, with the First army. I These "simple whites" bring with them all the romance and feminine Couple Observes I charm of the yester years. There's nothing prettier for a young girl 50fh Anniversary / than a youthfully styled white-upon- white shadow print organdy with MINNEWAUKAN --- Mr. and Mrs.|[ a subtle touch of exquisite lace here Anton Beck of here were honored I and there. This is exactly what they recently at the Immanuel church ~ are showing this year for summer on their 50th wedding anniversary, ~ dress-up wear. This seasons eye- feted white fabrics are too lovely when six of their thirteen children and other immediate relatives were present. Thy were all seated at a table decorated with spring flowers centered with a four-tiered wedding cake. Following lunch there was a sh~rt program and at the close of the program a gift "of ~silver way presented to the couple for words and they are made up in most intriguing ways, minus fuss or furbelows, for the beautiful ma- terial: speaks for itself. Eyeleted pique vies with the eyeleted sheers. Handpainting on white .organdy or crepe is a feature being much ex- ploited. Flower Wreaths and Jabots The many mew ways of wearing flowers introduced this "seasOn be- speak infinite glamour for the forth- coming "summer girl." This year it is the flower wreath she will wear on her pretty head, matched with flowers at her throat arranged in the new jabot silhouette which is perfectly charming. Pan.American Colors Vivid Pan-American colors enliven smart sportswear fashions. A mid- rift play dress of black window pane checks on blue cotton is trimmed with a magenta cord at neckline and sleeves. The magenta is repeated on 'an embroidered hemline hbout the skirt. *, ,F N. D. Soldier Lives To Tell the Tale-- VALLEY CITY --- Being blown ten feet by a bomb on Okinawa and still alive :to write home~ about I Meet one" of fashion's prettiest pin- l~is rare experience, is L~uis Vond- l" up st~mmer girls. Here she is per- rachek, formerly of~ here: He is ~ fectly Styled in a summery all-white the son of Mr. and 'Mrs. L0u'i~Vond- [ ensemble save fqr a dash of color in rachek, now of Portland, Ore. A [ the contrasi piping that finishes off large shell, possibly a bomb, hit ~ the short sleeves and breast pockets. within six feet of .Louis and another I The idea of color accent on white is meclical soldier, and blew him over one designers are interpreting ~n ten feet into the mouth of a cave. many ways. Contra~t piping is one After' collecting himself, he Crawled I way of doing it as here shown; also out to find o~ly a few piece~ Of ] colorful embroidery on white is v@ry shrapnel in l~ia back and .~a few ] much in evidence. The wide-brim scratches, but plenty scared. I hat and the modish fishnet.trimmed I bag also make all-white their theme. AND JUST IN TIME, TOO Throw away the towing-station phone! Kiss those upholstery squir- rels and moths good-by! Forget about that wire you've been saving to hold the fenders and doorknobs in place! The automobile is coming back! WPB and the automobile manu- facturers announce that 200,000 new cars will be made between now and January 1, with another 400,000 fol- lowing in the first three months of 1946. Before many months you p~ay actually see automobiles in 'this country with one-piece windshields, hubcaps on all four wheels and no mice-holes in the cushions. . Few things will llft the spirit of Americans more than the prospect of a return to the days when glistening paint Jobs, eye-blindlng gadgets and different shaped bodies were as rou- tine as the first robin. . The bitterness of war hit many countries in many ways, but most Americans first awoke to its terrors when they looked into auto sales- room windows and found nothing there but the potted palm and the dusty draperies. It has now been three or four years since the American home has an- swered a phone and found' somebody on the other end saying "How about coming over and giving you a ride in our demonstrator?" And there are people in this coun- try who can hardly remember those sweet words: "We'll allow you $800 on the old six and leave the new -eight at your door." V This country never really knew how good its automobiles were until it had to make them last through a tough war. It made the amazing discovery that the industry had turned out machines that would run without oil, gas, tires, radiators, live batteries or intact pistons. .* All over America cars have been in operation in defiance of the laws of engineering, gravitation, publie safety, sanitation and rubbish col- lection. , And the condition of the pleasure cars has been somewhat outdone by the shapes the trucks were in. There have been trucks on our roads that needed only proper tags to make them museum pieces and collectors' items. They operated on the twc-trips-for- one plan; one trip as scheduled and another trip back over the route to pick up lost parts. But relief is-ai%and. The Post Hitler Boiler'is just around the cor- ner. The Japs are tough, but we can lick them with one hand on the steering gear. RED POINTS WITH YOUR RESTAURANT MEALS ("It has been suggested that res- taurant patrm~ give red points for meat erders."---News item.) Customer-y-How about a tender- loin? Waiter--We have a very good 40 point tenderloin with french fries, or a nice 3~ point T-bone with on- ions. Customer -Are you kidding about this point Stuff? Waiter-No, sir. If you want meat in restaurants you gotta have red points. Customer--If I had any red points I would eat at home. Waiter--How about some nice hal- ibut? Customer---I didn't come in here for halibut. Waiter--My dear fellow, what you come into a restaurant for these days is of no importance. We have some very good fried clams. Customer--We digress. Do I get a steak or not? Waiter--Do I get coupons or not? Customer--You are not entitled to coupons. Waiter---Who told you that? Ctmtomer--Huffnagel, Apsel, Hoff. man, Bernstein, Burnett and Cribbs --my lawyers. Waiter---I've been advised other- wise by Bowles, Packer, Slaughter and Chef--they're my lawyersl Customer--Oh, well, it looks like a dead heat. Can't we compromise? Waiter---How ? Customer---I'll give you half the points required if you'd give me half the steak that's represented on the menu. , Waiter .--That's easy. And I'll throw in a glass of water, too. Among the screwy proposals by various groups at the San Francisco conference is one to require five bases in baseball. The backers of the idea are satisfied that to pre- serve peace in the world of tc- morrow places will be required for at least two good shortstops on' the diamond. / On the other hand the demand for five bases may reflect a convic- tion, held by Private PUrkey, that in lhe world situation for the ,/ext few years there will be more run- ners on bases titan there are bases.