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1 $100,000 FIRE ] SWEEPS VILLAGE THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER I I I I II I IIII I I CAR TAKES DIVE il I I I1,11, II I |11 ~-. I| [VENT/OF THE WEEK THROUGllOUT TIlE STATE TOLD IN BRIEF FORM mp mlf MINOT MAN IS BADLY BURNED MINOT--Albert Woitte, Westland Oil company employee, was severe- ly burned about the face and arms recently when a fire of unknown origin broke out in the recapping department at the company's sta- tion. Woitte was in a pit about 4 l/2 feet deep, drawing solvent for re- capping cement when there was an explosion, a flash and flames spread rapidly. Sam Williams. an- other employee, took the injured man to St. Joseph's hospital. Offi- cials of the company and firemen discussed the possibility that the pit was full of fumes which may have been ignited by an electric spark. Drums of solvent are placed along the edge of the pit and employees go down into this pit to draw off the solvent. The local fire depart- ment put out the blaze in about half an hour. The victim of the burns is reported in a satisfactory condi- tion. ONCE N. D. MAN HEADS PURDUE U. DEVILS LAKE --- Dr. Frederick Lawson Hovde, 37. assistant to the president of the University of Ro- chester, was selected as president of Purdue university. Dr. Hovde, distinguished scholar and famous athlete while at the University of Minnesota, has been on leave from the University of Rochester since 1941 while he had been directing the government's ro- cket development. He is expected to take over the Purdue presi- dency early in 1946. Dr. Horde will succeed President Edward C. Elliott, who retired last June 30. He was born in Erie, Pa in 1908 and spent his boyhood in the North Dakota farming communit:/ of Dev- ils Lake. N. D. MAN DIES OF SUFFOCATION RUTLANIY--A $100,000 fire swept this village recently, destroying the Rutland Farmers' Elevator and 25,- 000 bushels of new grain, an adja- cent residence and a blacksmith shop. A care operated by Mrs. Alma Helen was badly damaged, but much of its equipment was saved. According to Lloyd Engebretson, elevator manager, the fire broke out at about 10 p. m. Mat Parr.w, Forman farmer, had driven a load of grain onto the scales and left-the truck while he went outside the elevator. Engebretson's assistant, Chris Dyste. was at the top of the elevator and when he came down he discovered the truck burning. The men pushed the truck out of the elevator and Parrow exting- uished that fire while Dyste fought th~ elevator flames with a hand extinguisher. Fire departments were called from Mtlnor, Forman and Lidgerwood. Before being brought under con- trol three hours later, the fire had destroyed the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Bloomdale and a blacl~- smith shop owned by A, P. Erickson as well as a small elevator coal ~hed. N. D. SAILOR IS ACCIDENT VICTIM DEVILS LAKE--James Edward Xalinowski. Ph. M 11c, son of Aug- ,ust Kalinowski of Crary was re- i cently seriously injured in a collis- ion between two sections of the Santa Fe's Grand Canyon Limited near Kingman, Ariz. There were no fatalities but many service men ] were injured badly. Kalinowski, a veteran of 20 months overseas, suf- fered a compound fracture of the right leg and may lose a hand. He had been located at Great Lakes since returning from overseas duty. The accident occurred at Franc, hie Ariz when the third section of the limited, a troop train, struck the second section which was leaving a siding. The injured "servicemen were flown from Needles, Ariz to the Los Vegas, Nev army hospital in an army bomber. Two Post-Office Employees Retire BISMARCK---Chris Bertsch. Post- master here, recently announced two retirements in the Bismarck postal system. Harry A. Larson, assistant post- master since 1924 and a member of the city's postal service since 1899 SANISH--The body of Ole Brevi~, is retiring and will be succeeded by 53, was shipped to Starbuck, Minn [ F. D. Cordner, now superintendent of mails. for burial after he had died from suffocation when a car caught fire near here recently. Brevik was riding with another man w]~en the car caught fire. He rematnffd in the car while his corn- panion got out near a creek to put water on the flames. When the second man returned to the ear he found Brevik unconscious. Rushed to Warlord City, he died soon afterwards. D~ath was pro- nounccd due of suffocation at an inquest called bY Ralph Christian- son, county coroner. Brevik was a bachelor and had farmed near Sanish in McKenzie county for several years. Also retiring is H. M. Beall. stamp window clerk who has been with the post office since 1908 except for four years as postmaster at Wing, N. D Beall will be succeeded by John Peters,n, coming here from Chicago. Both resignations are effective September 1, Bertsch said. N. D: MAN DIES IN JEEP ACCIDENT LARK---Herman Vaneburg, 27, Lark, N. D died recently in a Mandan hospital of injurle~ susvt~hiincl- ed when a converted jeep wh ch he was driving left the road near Judson. State Highway Patrolman Floyd Upha~ said Vaneburg's vehicle traveled about 75 feet after leevh~g the road on a crest of a hill and that Vaneburg was thrown out of the vehicle when it hit a large rock. Vaneburg was first taken to New Salem and then to Mandan by am- bulance. Only One License Plate For N. Dak. BISMARCK--North Dakota auto- mobiles will carry only one license plate in 1946 despite the end of the war and announcements that steel plate may be had in greater amounts, Motor Vehicle Registrar E. I,L Sheaffer said Saturday; Most of North Dakota s 1946 plates have already been manufactured by the state penitentiary stamping plant and the lifting of the prohi- bition against two plates came too late for the coming year, Shaeffer said. . N. D. Generously Gives In Polio Drive FARGO--North Dakota contrib- uted $65.363.23 in the 1945 March of Dimes of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Basil O'Con- nor, president of the foundation, has announced. The country, as a whole, contrib- uted $16,589,874 against $10,973,491 in 1944. The incidence of the disease this year in the natipn is high, O'Connor said, but there is a marked improve- ment over last year when the Unit- ed States had its second largest epidemic with 19,272 cases. INTO THE RIVER FESSENDEN--It required a pretty large crew of men and a tractor to haul out a 1936 Pontiac coupe that jumped the bridge and floated about 35 feet into the stream at the Jim River. 3 miles north of here. The accident occurred one after- noon when Ernest Larson was com- ing to Fessenden from his home at Heimdal. From his reports, he hit a ridge of loose gravel which threw the car into the north end of the bridge and it caromed off right into the river. He broke a window and managed to get out on top of the car which was completely submerg- ed. Ewald Wiese. Fessenden's Chief of Police, came along shortly after and was very surprised to see Let- son standing, as it appeared, right on the water. Wiese threw him a rope with a fence post tied on the end to fish him out. Several other men were called to the scene to help extricate the car. With the help of a group of Arkansas laborers who were workir~g nearby, a line -was hooked on the coupe and it was fished out MAN INJURED IN TRACTOR MISHAP KENMARE~Lewis Jensen, 21, son of Jens Peter Jensen, who lives near here. recently had a narrow es- cape with death when the tractor he was driving overturned, pinning him beneath. The accident occurred about eight in the morning and Jensen remained under the machine until about 10:30 the following mor- ning. Jensen was returning to his home and when about two miles from his home. the wheels of the machine apparently jacknifed and it is believed overturned twice be- fore coming to rest in a deep ditch nearby. High weeds along the road made it difficult to see the machine, and Jensen who remained conscious all the time, was unable to attract the attention of passing motorists. The most serious of his injuries was the left arm, which was pinned to the ground by the steering wheel of the tractor. - Former N. D. Boy Drowns In Cities HILLSBORO--Dale Roger Bag- lien, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Baglien now of Minneapolis and formerly of Hillsboro. drowned re- cently in the Mississippi river at Minneapolis, Minn while trying to teach a neighbor's dog to swim. Dale drowned in 10 feet of water about 45 feet from shore after he jumped from a house boat anchored in the river. Two girls swimming in the river, saw Dale go down and called for help. His parents were over- come with grief and the mother was unaware that the child went near the river which is a number of blocks from the Baglien home. -- - = = = = = = = = = = = = = == = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ===== = = . ~olutlon in Nezt INue. 27 Russian city in German hands 31 Ancient " 32 To come to pass 34 A linguistic stock of Gold SEARCH THIS JOINT./ I'VE BEEN I OB 3ED/./ HATS TIN q By Stanton I o '.L -'Co "Dawgonult, Simple Samson, i don't care if you DO love beans---ya gotta stop 8queesin' them entail" I [ Z ~ 4 Jr S ~ S ~ l t lZ 14 ! ' ' i Ii " 3z I I 13) " " " N" N [ N" ,58 59 60 'll I I J I I . No. 26 HORIZONTAL 43 Ethiopian 16 Scotch for 40 To catch 1 Large body title "John" (slang) of water 44 River in 18 Game fish 41 A paid 4 Edges Germany 20 English river notice 9 A kind of tree 45 Forty-nine 22 Roman gar- 44 Unit of 12 Possessive (Roman ment (pl.) energy pronoun numerals) 23 Flat pieces 4~ To loaf 13 To restore 47 Coffin stand24 A fish 48 Gaehc to vigor 49 Help 26 Imagines 49 New Mexi- 14 A meadow 53 Musical in. 28 Sun god can Indian 15 Legal writ strument (pl.) 29 Russian 50 Large case 17 Sprinkles 57 Man's name storehouse 51 Uncouth~~ try uWh~:~! eea~sl~mw~du:~ ~ ~ !~~mt ,OWER FUN Ogb!:~r.~t: 19 Matured 58 Part of 30 A pry person body (pl) 32 The bitter 52 Fish eggs 21 Initials of a 60 A common vetch 54 Time past former President gazelle 33 Chinese 55 To incline 22 A Chinese 61 A connectivepagoda the head dynasty 62 To rent 35 A courtier in 56 Mournful t 25 Female ruff 63 Queer Hamlet 59 Midwestern 39 Old pronoun state (abbr.) Smith--My wife went home to her Jim -- Yeah, but n, body's kick- VERTICAL ~mswer to Puszle No. ~. mother, ing. 1 Thus: inser- Series F,-44 Still Looking Mae---I see Mabel is still mourn- tug for her husband. Kay--Why, she never had a bus. bandl Mac- Isn't that enough reason to be mourning? Truly Thankful One Sunday the pastor of the church got up and said, "I notice that the choir is not with us this morning, so let us all stand and sing. 'Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.'" That's Life Serge--Practically everybody has to take orders. Rookie- What about the com- mander-in-chief? Serge -- As a rule, he's married too. Worth While Proud Father -- You know, Jim- my, an angel just brought you a lit- tle baby sister. Wouldn't you like to see her? Young Jimmy--No, but I'd Like to see the angel. Coast negroes 35 Gold in Spanish* American countries 36 Large tub 37 Avenue (abbr.) 38 Ethiopia 41 To mimic 42 Weight of Denmark (pl.) tion to indi- cate expres- sion is like original 2 Greek letter 3 Poisonous snake 4 To boast 5 An extra supply 6 Within 7 Cry of cat 8 To hit 9 A beverage l0 A weight of India 11 Owns WNU Washington Baresu 621 Unio~ Trust Building Congress Veering to Left WITH congress back in session and unusual activity evident about the headquarters of both na- tional political committees, politi- cal leaders here are looking toward the 1946 elections, just about a year off, and scanning the political hori- zons for the signs of the times. With these elections in the offing, congressional legislation on recon- version will be tempered by politi- cal expediency, and it is likely the Truman admiiaistration will take a gradual shift more to the "left." While the results of the British elections served to bring into clear- er focus the trend of mass thinking of the "common man," we have only to recapitulate the results of the last national election in this country to note the power and growth of labor as a political force, and note the leftward trend. Despite this trend, however, there is little or no indication tha.t labor in America will ever go so far to the left as to ad- vocate state socialism, at least if the government of the United States remains a liberal govern- ment. But whether politicans of either party will admit it or not, the fact remains that the Political Action committee of the CIO, John L. Lewis and his united mine workers, and various factions of the AFL did play an important role in the last elec- tion. These labor organizations are now laying plans for the active part they are to play in the elections next year, both congressional and local. Some ' weeks ago, your Home Town RepOrter wrote that a new line-up of contending forces would see the mass thinking of the large areas of population pitted against the individual thought of the small towns and rural sections. That is exactly what happened in England. In some few agricultural sections, however, the farmers voted with the Labor party in the British left-swing toward a Socialist government. England Won't Go 'Red" According to the political dope- sters here, the Socialist leanings of the Labor party irf England do not mean that England will abandon the capitalistic system. Rather, as Sir Stafford Cripps put it, the Labor party seeks a greater degree of economic liberty for the common people "by a wise combination ot s2ate ownership and private enter. prise with effective control and plan. ning of our natural resources." And then he cites our TVA sys- tem in America as an example. He might well have cited our Federal Reserve system, the Re- construction Finance corpora- tion, the Federal Housing ad- ministration, social security, the Commodity Credit corporation, the Agricultural Adjustment act, . the Federal Deposit Insurance net, the Federal Land banks-- for all these reflect the"--~--'wise combination oCstate ownership and private enterprise with ef- fective control, etc." These neUv- ities are now integral parts of our governmental system, and are here to stay. So, despite any left swing in this country, political leaders believe that so long as this wise combina- tion exists, that is, a partnership ar- rangement between government and people, there is little danger of either a Labor party, as such, or other than our traditional form of government in this country. As a matter of fact, neither England or Russia, both classed as democra- cies, have any sovereign power or rights vested in the people. How Powerful la Labor? Political leaders here are watch- ing the, power of the Labor lobby here as reflected in two bills before the congress, one the Murray full- employment bill, also sought by the administration, and the other the Hatch- Burton bill which pro- vides a new approach to settlement of management - labor controver- sies. Labor wants the Murray bill, but is against the Hatch measure. The action of President Truman in calling a labor-management confer- ence under the general supervision of Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach has also drawn some political com- ment. Some leaders profess to see a move to block participation of Sec- retary of Commerce Wallace, since labor had asked that the conference be under the joint supervision of WaLlace and Schwellenbach. Speaking before the senate com- mittee, Sen. Wayne Morse (R Ore.) said: "The British election shows a determination of the com- mon man and woman to obtain eco- nomic security. American democ- racy rests on capitalism, and capi- talism rests on democracy; both must work in order for the system to last." Senator Murray (D Mont.) said: "I see nothing but conflict and recrimination for capitalism in America unless we provide a pro- gram which will insure employment opportunities for all Americans who are able and willing to work."