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| I THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Creating Illusion of High Ceiling in Room HERE is a fascinating illusion of a high ceiling for a room with slanting walls. The trick is in the way the bed and window curtains are cut and hung, and it is one of dozens which are clearly illustrated in a 32-page booklet called "Make Your Own Cur- tains." Every detail of making and selecting is explained in this little book; and the types of cur- t~ins and draperies can save you many a costly mistake. In the bedroom shown here, the fabric decorations are carefully harmonized. The man of the house had a hand in putting up the dressing table shelf and in making the blanket chest at the foot of the bed. A pattern for the chest lists all material used, and gives illustrated directions for carpenter work, cushion top and covering. NOTE--The bLkl:t '*'Make Your Own Curtains" and the Blanket Chest Pattern 259 are 15 cents each. Send request to: MRS. RUTH WYETH SPEARS Bedford Hills New York Drawer 10 Enclose 15c for book "Make Your Own Curtains" and 15c for Pattern 259. Name Address SLO'G LARGEST SELLER A Rubber production from na- tive plants in Southern Florida is not promising at present, ~ and commercial planting of tropical rubber plants there is not justified, in the opinion of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. A special railroad coach equipped to demonstrate tyro (British spelling) conservation has traveled throughout Eng- land. More than 40,000,000 heovy-du~y truck tires have been produced since Pearl Harbort even though 90% of the sources of supply of nat- ural rubber were lost at that time. You CAN relieve JUST A DASH IN from hot fluheL [VENT/OF THE WEEK THROUGHOUT THE/]'ATE TOLD IN BRIEF FORM "I Farmer Drowns As Car Dives In Lake STANLEY--Peter Rogstad, 60 year of age, and well-known farmer near here recently met death thru drowning. Four other occupants of the same car were saved from a similar fate miraculously. They were all returning from a dance at White Earth and the car plunged over a 12-foot embankment and lodged between two bridge pilings at Cottonwood Lake. The five occupants of the car had left the dance at White Earth at about 2:30 a.m. and became confused in their directions. Instead of going East, they apparently took a road going North and this road had been aban- doned for some time because of a washed out bridge at the western end of the lake. The bridge which is washed out. spanned an inlet about 50 feet wide and connected two bodies of the lake. This road leading to the washout is over the gravel lakebed and is easily mistak -en at night for a good graveled road. As they approached the wash out they went up an incline which had formerly served as an approach to the bridge and therefore the car lights focused upward. The car hurtled from a 12-foot perpendicu- lar embankment, nosed down and became wedged between two 12- inch pilings. These pilings pre- vented the car from summersault- lng into approximately l0 feet of water in which case the car and its occupants would have disap- peared entirely and their where- abouts would have remained a mys- tery for some time to come. When the car came to a stop, wedged be- tween the pilings, it was standing on the radiator in a perpendicular position. Peter Rogstad broke out of a window and crawled out and in the darkness fell into between 8 and 9 feet of water. The others, in the space of an hour's time, found their way out of the car and to shore but Mr. Rogstad drowned. FARMER ESCAPES ATTACK BY BULL HILLSBORO -- Walter Bohnsack, farmer living southwest of here, re- cently experienced a narrow escape from death when attacked by a mad bull. Mr. Bohnsack was gored in the leg, tossed to the ceiling and badly bruised by the mad animal, which cornered him in a stall in the barn. The bull weighed 1200 pounds. Mr. Bohnsack had slipped a rope over the bull's head when the ani- mal broke free and headed into the barn. He followed and planned to tie the rope to a post but the animal seemed to sense that something was amiss and attacked Bohnsack. The animal cornered him in the stall and when the bull came at him again, he grabbed the bull by the head and was tossed to the ceiling. He managed to get into the manger and out of the way of the enraged beast. The following day the bull was sold at the Fargo stockyards. It was the second time Mr. Bohnsack had been attacked by the animal P.levator Destroyed In Cooperstown Fire COOPERSTOWN--The LoveU el- evator, owned by the St. Anthony and Dakota elevator division of the Farmers Union, recently burned to the ground here from a fire of un- determined origin. The elevator contained about 16,000 bushels of grain, most of it wheat. The fire was not discovered until it had gained such headway that it could not be brought under control. The buildings set alone along the track md the annex, office and coal shed had been completely destroyed and the main storage structure toppled before the fire department arrived. People who had noticed the fire be- teved it was a straw stack burning end paid no heed to it. FALLS 3 STORIES BUT IS UNHURT BISMARCK---A 9-year-old Fargo boy recently fell three stories from the roof of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Dunham's residence here. The boy was George Tlioralson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Thoralson, who with his parents had stopped in Bismarck to visit the Dunham'g, on their way to Seattle, Wash from Farga. The boy had been exploring the house and ended up in the attic where *there is an emt to the roof. In falling the boy fortunately landed on his feet. He was X-rayed at the St. Alexius hospital but attendants report the boy to be in fine con- dition. FIRE DESTROYS LARGE BARN CANDO---The large barn on the H. L. Conaway's farm, located seven or eight miles north of here, was re- cently burned. The barn is about 100 x 50 and in addition to the loss of the barn, a large quanthy of hay, five head of Hereford calves, a team of horses and other farm articles were lost. The loss was estimated by Mr. Conaway at a~,ut 12 or 13 thousand dollars and insurance to- talling $5,000 was carried. Mr. and Mrs. Edwardon, who operate the farm for Mr. Conaway, were in town at the time the fire started. It gained headway quickly and there was no chance to save the barn when the Cando Fire Depart- ment arrix ed. FARMER HAS CLOSE CALL CROSBY--Nels Gunderson, farm -er living near Larson, was recently the victim of a painful and almost fatal accident. He was operating a power binder on his farm when something went wrong with the machine. Before disengaging the power take-off, he reached into the moving parts to remove an obstruc- tion and the gears caught his shirt sleeve and pulled him into the ma- chinery. His right arm and the right side of his chest were badly lacerated and he suffered injury to his hands. In spite of this he man- aged to extricate himself and stop- ped the machinery. He made his way to a nearby farm home and help was immediately called. Hannaford Soldier Dies In Prison Camp HANNAFORD--Sgt. Owen M. Ot- teson, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Otteson of Fargo and former resi- dents of Hannaford, have been notified that their son died in a Jap prison camp April 25, 1942. It was just about that time that the parents received word that their son was missing in action, presumed a prisoner. He enlisted in 1939 and had served two years in the Phil- ippines before the outbreak of the war. SgL Otteson's father formerly operated a drug store here. Auto Wreck Fatal To Williston Man WILLISTON --- "Bert" Stady, 35, who had resided in Williston only a week, died recently in a local hos- pital from injuries received when a car in which he was riding failed to make a turn on the sharp curve west of the city. Hurbert L. Bart- rum, of here, driver of the car re- ceived cuts but his injuries were not serious. Stady had lived in Crosby until 1937, later in Grenora and had just moved here. He is survived by his wife and four chil- dren. ely destroyed. Receive First Letter Since Pearl Harbor MANDAN--Mr. and Mrs. H. M. ttunke of here have received the first letter from their son, Harry, written since Pearl Harbor. The last letter received from the young soldie was written in November, 1941, before the war started, and reached Mandan December 17. Harry has been a prisoner of the Japanese since the surrender of the Manila Bay area, and the letter just received was apparently written just after he was liberated. It was dated August 19, 1945, S p.m and was from Mukden, and follows: Dear Morn, Dad and All: Just a few lines to let you know that I am free, safe, well and happy. I don't know when I will return but I am tooking forward with longing happiness. Give my love to all. -- Harry. JAMESTOWN TO HAVE AIR SHOW JAMESTOWN--The Junior Cham- ber of Commerce l~re has set Sep- tember 23rd as the date for the air show it is sponsoring at the local new million-dollar airport. The show will be an all-day affair with a pilot's breakfast set at 10 a. m passenger rides to be given all day, and the feature attraction at 2 p. m. The feature will include stunt fly. ing, two parachute jumps by pro- fessional jumpers, formation flying and acrobatic flying. Army combat type aircraft will be displayed, also a Northwest Airlines' 21-passenger DC-3 luxury liner. GRAIN SPILLS AS BIN COLLAPSES FESSENDEN--18,000 bushels of wheat went wild here last week when the large storage bin west of the Osborne - McMillan elevator burst, allowing the grain to flow out over the See Line tracks and almost to the street. The bin, with a 22,000 bushel ca- pacity, had 18,000 bushels of wheat in it at the time. It appeared that the stays around the circular bin had rotted, and under pressure gave way. The bin collapsed, pulling the two smaller bins over with it and completely wrecking the entire setup, Fire Destroys Farm Residence o GRAFTON--A fire of undeterm- ined origin recently completely de- stroyed the farm home of the Basil Kulas family near Nash. No one was near the premises when the fire broke out and as a result the fire gained too much headway to be brought under control. The faro- fly had left their home about 8 o'clock in the evening and the flames were not noticed until about 10 o'- clock. The house consisted of six rooms and everything was complet- 2= . Solution In Nex8 IHue. !1 g* 3 4 $ 6 7 8 9 10 11 1~ t3 "" 14 18 23- ~. 37 $4 35 5O $1 S2 53 41 $4 55 NO. 28 HORIZONTAL 1 To lift 6 Piece of land used for agricultural purposes (pL) I1 Native American 13 Servant 14 Postcript (abbr.) 15 To make believe 17 Symbol for natrium 18 Female sheep 20 Cruises 21 Feline 22 Girl's nick- name 24 To soak 25 Part of book 26 A spool 28 To wane 30 To stuff 32 A depression 33 Accumulated 35 GoLfer's mound (pl.) 37 Garden vegetable 38 A twitching 40 Having a single nature 42 Young boy 43 A wading bird 45 Nothing 48 By 47 Leaps 49 It proceeds --in musical directions 50 A course cotton drill. Lag (pl.) 52 A part of a flower 54 Prepares for publication 55 A cicatrix (pL) VEKTICAL I To mature 2 To reply 3 A kind of fish 4 To drink slowly 5 Hearing organ (pL) 6 Bogs 7 A connective 8 Japanese marine measure 9 To supervise 10 Rock layer used for roofing 12 Close by 13 Liquidized by heat 1~ A row 19 Appointed to office by votes 21 Flask for carrying water 23 A dormouse 25 An evergreen tree (pl.) 27 A Cebine monkey 29 Fruit seed 31 Measure of length (pl.) 33 Occupied a chair 34 Soft 36 A splinter 37 Part of knife 39 Depression between mountain peaks (pl.) 41 Custard (pL) 43 To drone 44 A seine (pl.) 47 To strike 43 A pouch 51 Symbol for nickle Child for "mother" Answer So Peunde No. $7. Series ]~-4t SEWING CIRCLE NEEDLEWORK i i i MUff Bag and Matching Pillbox 5028 ASMART pillbox and a large- sized "muff" or over-the-arm bag are.extraordinarily good look- ing done in black cotton yarn or in a brown, navy blue, wine, kelly green or a very dark red. Per- fect for the first fall days--con- venient and comfortable to wear later with your winter coat. Bag measures 18 by 16 inches--is done in one piece. To obtain complete crocheting tnstruc. tions for the muff bag and matching pill- Hand Power Preferred By This Colored Warrior The uses to which our soldiers on the battle fronts put the gifts we sent them were sometimes more important than we suspect- ed. Witness the letter a Negro lad serving in the South Pacific jun- gles wrote to his sweetheart down in Alabama. After thanking the young lady for the electric razor she had sent him, the soldier pleaded: "Mandy, honey, please, when you send me another razor, send me the old-fashioned kind, you know--big and plain and sharp. I ain't got no time nohow to hunt up no electric socket when them old Japs come at me!" box (Pattern No. 5028) send 18 cents coin, YOur name, address and Ihe i~tt~rl~ number. 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