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II [VENTar OF TH E WEEK THI OaGIIOUT TEl STATE TOLD IN BRIEF FO2M Soldier Has Stamps Of Hitler's Collection FARGO --- When PFC P a u 1 Schumm returns to civil life again and takes up his hobby of stamp collecting, he will have in hs pos- wession some stamps that originally were included in the private col- lection that Hitler kept at Berchtes- gaden. Son of Ray. and Mrs. Paul T. Schumm, Sabin, Minn he was serv- ing with a 196th cavalry reconnais- sance squadron of the Seventh army that was near Berchtesgaden at the time the war in Europe ended. La- ter the men went into the fuehrer's h~me where Pvt Schumm discovo ered the collection. Runaway Auto Proves "Worse Than Horse" HANKINSON---Except for the fact that a tree got in the way, Walter Pankow still might be looking for his car, which took off the other day without a driver. Pankow was starting the car with the aid of a tractor when the car suddenly took off across a field. continued for half a mile, circled a slough and then crashed into a tree. The owner took after it in another car, but caught up too late to avoid the crash. The front of the car was badly damaged. "Worse than a horse when it takes the bit in its mouth" said Pankow. NEW ELEVATOR BEING BUILT BUXTON--Pouring o~ concrete for a new grain elevator here is com- plete and the all-concr~ete structure will be ready about July 20. Ben Hogenson, in charge of the con- struction, announces. The elevator is being built by the Farmers Union Elevator company of here and re- places the structure destroyed by fire last September. Combined stor- age capacity of the new building plus two additional structures used by the company since the fire, will be well over 200,000 bushels. Some of the equipmefit in the burned ele- vator and most of the office equip- merit were salvaged. Fargo Lieutenant Dies On Prison Ship FARGO--Mrs. Lucille Williams, daughter 04 Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Fuller of here, received word recently that her husband, Lt Richard B. Williams was killed De- cember 15, 1944. Mrs. Williams received notifica- tlon from the navy department that Lt Richard D. Williams was killed Dec. 15, 1944. On that date a Japa- nese ship carrying Allied prisoners from Bilibid prison near Manila, believed to be enroute to Japan, was torpedoed in Subic bay and R is presumed that Lt Williams lost his life during that-action. Lt Williams was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Williams of Gettys- burg, S. D. Mrs. Williams is auistant district information executive for the Fargo~ Moorhead district OPA. Second Lieutenant Drowns in Florida WINCr--Second Lt. Carl Richard Moses drowned recently while swim- ming in Lake Jackson near Sebring, Fla according to word received through the Red Cross by his par- ants, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Moses of Rock Hill township, near here. No details regarding the accident were available and the body was brought to Bismarck by 2nd Lt. James H. Harron. Lt. Moses graduated from the army air school at Pampa, Tax early this year and was transferred to Florida for further taining as a bomber pilot. He is survived by his parents, one sister and four brothers two of whom are in the service. NORTH DAKOTA SAILOR KILLED GRANO--WilIiam Earl Bryans, 21, of here, seaman first class in the navy and who was stationed at Great Lakes training center, recently lost his life at a station of the Douglas Park elevated railway line in Chicago, when he fell across an electric third rail. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bryans of here. Seaman Bryans was at Great Lakes awaiting assignment to a nav- al air base, he entered service in Hugust 1943. Couple Observed R)th Anniversary LEHR--Mr, and Mrs. Jacob Nagel were recently *honored on their 'golden wedding anniversary in the Evangelical ch~xch here. A pro- Erani was given in'their honor, with ~ecial music, speakers, etc. THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER ! DEER JOINS IN SCHOOL SESSION DEVILS LAKE--Most anything can happen in an American high school and usually does," has long been accepted philosophy with F. H. Gilliland, veteran superintendent of the Devils Lake high school, but he frankly confessed to considerable surprise when a deer crashed the glass door in Pershing school "e- cently and, after looking about for a few seconds, decided the halls of learning for humans were unsuit- able for deer, the animal rushed out again. The incident might have brought further and interesting ramifications if this had not been vacation time in the school. As it was Supt Gilli. land became aware of the "gate crasher" when his secretary told him "an animal is trying to get into the school," and he saw the deer, a doe, probably a year old, rushing about somewhat bewildered in the school court. He hurried out into the court, but arrived only in time to see the deer loping westward along the street BEGINS NINTH YEAR OVERSEAS PORTLAND--Maj. Percy C. Fais. kin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Faus- kin of here, began his ninth year overseas service in April and at the present time he is adjutant of the Invaders, a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter group of the First Tactical air force in France. From 1932 to 1937 Maj. Fauskin was with the 31st infantry near Manila, and the quar- termaster train in the Philippines. Since April, 1943, he has been with the Invaders in Africa, Sicily, Italy, Corsica and France. A former stu- dent at Concordia college, Moorhead he was graduated from the May- villa State Teachers college. Ma|. Fauskin, who entered the army in 1932 as a Philippine recruit, intends to remain in the service after the war. His wife and two daughters reside at Corona, Calif. LIGHTNING KILLS CUMMINGS MAN CUMMINGS -- Marcus Freeland farmer of here, was recenUy found dead by his wife, in the field near his farm where he was struck by lightning while working in the field during a rain and electrical storm. When Mr. Freeland failed to return to the farm house for supper, Mrs. Freeland went to the field and found his body. His clothes were burned off to the waist. Mr. Free- land had gone into the field the ust~al time and a neighbor, Chris Schmaltz, saw him shortly before the heavy rain and severe lightning passed over the community and then later Mr. Schmaltz saw the tractor in the field and presumed Mr. Free-~ land had gone home. He is sur- ' rived by Mrs. Freeland, six children and his parents. TRACTOR ACCIDENT FATAL TO YOUTH FORTUNA--Elwood Seyfert, 17- year-old youth, son of Edward W. Seyfert of here was instantly killed recently when the tractor he was driving tipped, pinning him under it. Elwood and his cousin, Eugene Challes, aged 15 years, had made a trip to the Seyfert farm with a truck and some fla~ seed and were returning to town with the tractor, intending to get a tractor drill from a neighbor and according to Challes, EIwood was driving the tractor sitting on the right fender and he was siring on the left. They were traveling about six or seven miles per hour, when all of a sudden 'he tractor seemed to turn around on the highway and plunged into the ditch. Challes was thrown clear of the machine, but Elwood was pinned under the steering wheel which was resting on his chest, causing irnm~. diate death. Elwood Seyfert was born at Alkabo, N. Dak on the 23rd of July, 1927 and had spent his entire life in Divide County. He was the youngest son of Edward Seyfert and was planning on enter- ing the Navy, when he reached his 18th birthday, just a few weeks hence. He is survived by his father, two brothers and three sisters. Fiftieth Anniversary Observed By Church NORTHWOOD--The members and friends of the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church gathered recently to observe the fiftieth anniversary since the building of the church and the fifty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the congregation. Ser- vices were held all day with the festival worship service beginning rt 10:30 A. M Rev. Fridtjof E. Eikeland preached the anniversary sermon. Washington Prairie Con- gregation church was organized in 1890 by a group of Lutheran pion- eers in Grand Forks County and they held meetings for five years in a local schoolhouse until 1895 when they succeeded in erecting their own house of worship which is still in use. RUSSIAN GENERAL DECORATES N. D. MAN MILTON--Sgt John Mess, son of Joseph Mess Sr. of Osnabrock, was recently awarded the Russian Medal of Honor while serving in Czecho- slovakia. He was one of the men picked by his organization and the only one of his unit to be awarded this honor, Lt Gem M. J. Savian, commanding general of the Russian tank corps, presented the order to him because he had gone through the war and had come through without being a casualty. After the award was pinned on him, he was invited to a dinner and was congra- tulated by several high Russian of- fieials. Sgt. Mess was in Germany until V-E day but then moved im- mediately into Czechoslovakia. 1 I$ M I1 M 41 Jl BORIZONTAL 1 A clamp 5 instrument 8 Egyptian dancing girl 12 Act of self- examination 15 Member of an Indonesian tribe of Min- dana~ 16 Devotion 17 Period 18 Behold 19 Pastry (pL) 20 Musical syllable 22 Compass point 23 To disparage 24 Movie celebrity 20 City in Mas- sachusetts" 28 Form of "to be" 29 To mimic 32 A tune 33 To stroke lightly 34 Spoken 35 Border 36 To sink in : middle - tt 37 To use up 38 Canvas shel- ter (pl.) 40 To be in agihtion |olnMen In Ne,d ][o6DO. $ 4 $ 6 ? - 8 9 10 tt t3 14 m" M" S~ ~S4 E" ,o . $2 $3 H 57 No. 16 41 Exclamation of triumph 42 A tribe in E. Assam, India 43 God of war 44 Prefix: not 46 No more than 46 Peeled 50 Female ruff 51 Brother of Jacob 53 To allow 54 Ireland 55 Sharp to taste 56 Seaport in New Guinea 57 A rolling stone gathers none VERTICAL I Small glass container 2 To and in 3 As it is writ- ten (music) 4 Teutonic deity .5 Any of vari- ous willows 6 A monkey (pl.) .7 To s2ak 8 By 9 Cover 10 Heavenly body 11 Poker stake 13 Drug 14 Abnormal sac (pl.) 19 Petition 21 Midwestern state (hbbr.) 23 Muck 24 Occupied a seat 25 Less refined 26 Czechoslo. vakian mea- sure 27 Grecian wood nymph 28 To oscillate 30 Large basket for carrying provismns 31 Old 33 Dance step 34 A literary work 36 To halt 37 To flaw off 39 Symbol for natrium 40 Mediterra- nean island 41 To aid 43 Extent of land Sheltered side (pl.) 47 Thick, black substance 49 Entire 50 River (Sp.) 52 Note in Guido's scale 54 Printer's measure Answer to Puzzle No. IS. Series ]F 4~J Kathleen Norris Sa Shortening Sail at Your Home Bell Syndlcate.---WNU Features. If you are htcky to have a country retreat, where he can ~ putter with /arm machinery, raise chickens, milk cows, sell fruit, where he can take his loved wi]e, baby girls, books and larger the world .for a while, thank God/or it. By KATHLEEN NORRIS - "OW long must we put up with my husband's postwar disillusion- ment and discontent?" writes Mrs. Harry Kling of Chicago. "He came back four months ago, and after the first delight at having him home again, honorably discharged, it has been nothing but difficulty and gloom. He was always a well- balanced man, affectionate, steady and contented. He is now nervous, critical, or-- worse than all darkly silent for hours. He has gone back into his old firm of claim ad- justers, and is making good money, with good prospects ahead. But I can't stand this sort of home life much long- er. No harmony, no conversa- tion, no plans, no fun. He is 35, I am 32; our daughters are 5 and 3. "Harry wants to give up our com- fortable apartment, where I ha~,e a part-time maid, break up all our pleasant associations, upset the girls' schooling--they go to all-day nursery schools--and move to the country. He has his eye on a sprawl- ing farm 35 miles out, house in bad repair, 52 acres partly cultivated, tenant house of three rooms--the farmhouse has about seven rooms, electric light fixtures and plumbing 40 years old, and everything imagi- nable in the way of refrigerator, telephone, gas stove, linoleums, curtaining, painting, yet to be done. Here he proposes we live for years --perhaps forever. I adore my hus- band, I have not loved any other man since I met him, at 20, but do you think it wise to pull up all our roots simply becaus~ he has been emotionally and nervously up- set by the war? Won't he outgrow this in time? Wouldn't it be wiser to wait, for the girls' sake and for all Cur sakes?" My answer to this is, my dear Mrs. Kling, don't make the mistake of thinking that this fearful war, some of whose phases have ended, is like any other war that ever was. After peace negotiations with the powers of savagery and lawlessness are signed, sealed and delivered, we still have a titanic Job ahead of us~ service folk and civilians alike. This postwar job will not only be to pre- serve world peace, it will be to pre- serve world sanity. A Shattered World. It will not be only to keep a few hundred thousand depressed and mentally affected men sane; it will be to keep us all sane. This war has bitten too deep into the equilib- rium of humanity; too much that is unthinkable and unbearable has happened. Europe will be peopled by millions of folk who have known what it was--for weeks, months, years--to be homeless, hun- gry, desperate. The sacred thing that is a man's right to work, to love, to serve his family, to build his home--has been outraged and destroyed. Barren wastes of ashes and ruins will be wearily searched and combed by vaguely wandering hordes --- children whose first ex- perienee of life was fright, fear, hunger. Women who have looked upon death, death in the mass, heaped hundreds of innocent women MOVING TO THE COUNTRY After returning from service Harry was able to return to his old position as a claim adjust. er. He is earning a good salary and seemingly should be glad to get back into the old ways. His wife says she loves him as much as ever. They have two daughters, five and three, who are attJnding day nursery school. Yet with all this, Harry is moody, unsociable and rest. less. He no longer is well bal- anced and light hearted. Some- thing weighs him down. He wants to get away--from his job, the association of family and friends, the familiar scenes. Lately he has fixed his mind on going into/arming. He has found a 52-acre place some- what rundown, and only part- ly cultivated at present. There are two houses on it, one of three rooms, the other seven. Both are in poor condition. It is here, 35 miles from town, that Harry wants to move his family. Harry's wife doesn't like the prospects. and children slain, and lying un- buried in what once were grassy parks and splendid streets. Nothing like this ever has hap- pened in the world before. Try to realize that we will not only be fight- ing, in these years to come, for those alien peoples overseas, we will be fighting with every humane and scientific weapon in our power for ourselves. That honor and charity and service may live on in the world, that homes and firesides. books and schools and tree-shaded towns may still exist, that our hearts and souls shall not be rav- aged again by the fearful cruelties man may inflict upon his fellow- man, will take all that we have of courage and vision and hard, hum. ble labor. A Country Retreat. Your man has done his share. He has jeopardized his reason in these years,when you and the babies v~aRed for'l~n, safe and sfiug in protected America. Now you three persons whom he loves must give him back those years. If you are lucky enough to have a country retreat, where he can find peace and quiet, where he can putter with farm machinery, raise chickens, milk cows, sell fruit; where he can take his loved wife, his books, his baby girls, and forget the great world for awhile, thank God for it. Take it gratefully, and as he grows stronger and saner you'll see how he longs to share it, to let other wounded souls and bodies rest under his big trees, to let other bewildered soul.scarred men fish his stream, help harvest his corn, sleep deep in the country guest room shaded by the pear trees. We are going to find some big words for what we have to do for our men now. Teaching, helping, cheering, healing. Begin with your own. Forget all the past, as Europe . must. Think only of a better tomor- row, and do your share to make it come true. Preventing Tooth Decay Fluorine solutions, mouthwashes and fluorine in drinking water are under experimentation. A poisonous element not to be ~rified with, fluorine in extremely small amounts has. prevented dental decay. Citi- zeus 04 .Kingston, N. Y a city on the Kudson river, will drink fluor- ide- containing water while their neighbors down the line in New- burgh will get ardina~y water. After a fewyears, :dental comparisons should reveal whether other. ~tie$ His loved wiIe, his baby girls should fortify their water too. Need for Legume and Grass Seed Increases Good Profit Seen For Seed Growers Harvesting legume and grass seed will bring a three-fold return to farmers: additional income, assur- ance of feed for livestock and pro- tection for their soil, says the U.S.D.A. An increase of 67 per cent over last year's harvested acreage of al- sike clover seed is sought in 1945, a total of 179,000 acres. One reason for the larger acreage is the urgent call for this seed from liberated areas of Europe, in addition to in- creasing home requirements for hay and soil protection. Half again as much alfalfa seed is needed as was harvested in 1944, about 100.000,000 pounds. About 120,000,000 pounds of red clover seed are needed, some 15 per cent more than was produced last year. Hay and pasture account for more than three-quarters of the feed consumed by dairy cows and fur- nish a major share of the feed for other livestock. In addition, farmers depend on legumes and grasses to check sell erosion and maintain fertility. For example, legumes used as green manure add nitrogen to the soil and when grown in mixtures, they fur- nlsh this essential element to the grasses in the mixture. When used in crop rotations, legumes maintain and increase the acre yield of Gathering Cash Seed Crop. other crops. Both grasses and legumes are valuable as permanent cover for the land, holding the soil against erosion by wind and water. Good prices and a ready market are indicated for legume and grass seed in 1945-46, pointing to addition- al income for farmers from prop- erly managed fields. The first crop of-many of these plants may be cut for hay or used as pasture, and the second harvested for seed. Killing Bean Beetles Mexican bean beetle, left, and bean leaf beetle, right, can be gotten rid of by spray or dust with cryo- Ute every 10 days until pods begin to form, them using rotenone. For oryoUto spray use I ounce to I gallon of water. For dust, I~unds to I pound of talc. For rotenone spray, use Derrls or cube root powder, g per cent rotonone content, ~ ounce to I gallon water. For dust, use ready prepared dust mixture cemtai]~l~ at least I per cent of rotenone. Save the Tractor and Conserve Time and Life Time, money, injuries and deaths resulting from tractor accidents may be largely prevented by prop- er operation. Avoid holes or ditches that may cause tractors to over- turn. Drive slowly, reduce speed on turn or when applying brakes. Nev. er ride on draw bar. Don't permit riders. Make all adjustments while tractor is idle. Stop power take-off before dismounting. Be sure that all power line shielding is in place. Do not operate tractor in a closed building. Refuel only when motOr Is cool and dead. Be sure the gear shift lever is in neutral before cranking the engine Effect of Pregnancy The severe price discriminations practiced by market buyers against pregnant yearling heifers are no! justified when such heifers are mar. keted by the end of the fifth month of gestation, ac-cord~g to the ~inois agrieultural experiment station. Slaughtered tests and carcasa show that pregnant heifers take on a higher degree of finish and tha! at, this, of pregnancy neithe~ the dressing percentage nor the market grade is lowered.