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I I I [VENT/OF THE WEFK TflROUGIIOUT TtlF STATE TOLD IH BRIEF FORM iii Kenmare Soldier Awarded Bronze Star KENMARE -- T.Sgt. Willis J. Clemons, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clemons of here, was awarded the bronze star by Brig. Gen. E. R. Thorpe, in Manila, according to word received here by his par- ents. Mr. and Mrs. Clemons The Citation accompanying the medal read as follows: "Tech-Sgt. Willis J. Clemons, Counter Intelligence Corps, U. S. Army. For meritorious achieve- ment in connection with military operations against the enemy at Manila, from 9 February to 9 June 1945, as special agent Investigator for the counter intelligence corps. Sgt. Clemons was charged with in- vestigating enemy espionage ag- ents infiltrating into Manila. By his superior judgment, resourceful- ness and persistent devotion to du- ty, under difficult and dangerous conditions, without regard to his own safety, he tracked down num- erous enemy espionage agents and apprehended them along with their confederates, thus contributing in a large measure to the successful fulfilment of the counter intelli- gence mlssion in the Manila area." TRUCK MISHAP KILLS MAN PORTAL -- Edwin Oison, 65. a farmer in this community, was in- stantly killed recently between 11 and 12 o'clock at night on the coun- ty highway near Lignite. Mr. Olson, in company with Clarence Larson, were driving north on this highway, when at a point about 500 feet from the G, N. tracks, the truck left the road and careened down into the ditch. The door of the truck was wired shut on the left side and both of the men tried to make their es- cape by going out the right side. However Mr. Olson's head was crushed betwqen the side of the truck and the ground when the ve- hicle tipped over, and death came irmtantaneously. Mr. Larson was not badly hurt and was able to make his way to a nearby farm home where help was summoned. Mr. Olson was a pioneer bachelor farmer of this community and is survived by three brothers and e sister. Couple Observes 50th Anniversary J~STO~rN -- Mr. and Mrs Frank Dahn, recer.tly ,observed their 50th wedding annivemary here w:th special activities mar!:'.ng that day. A special wedding mass was held at the St. James Catholic church, followed by a breakfast. At- tending the wedding mass and breakfast were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Dahn of Steele, who spoke their wedding vows with the Dahn's September 18, 1895, at a double wedding ceremony in Dane, Wis. The men are brothers and the wo- men sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Dahn are 74 and 67 years old respectively and are the parents of four daugh- ters. Grain Separator Kills Farmer MOHALL -- Funeral services were held recently here for George A. Nelson, 34. who met his death in a threshing machine accident Nelson was threshing on his own farm a mile and half northwest of Norma with a small crew. He was last seen with a grease gun in his hand and it is believed that he was greasing the machine when his sleeve got caught in the main driee b~It, throwing him to the ground. He was rushed to Kenmare but he never regained conscious- seas. FARM LABORER BURNS TO DEATH GRAND FORKS -- One of two farm laborers sleeping in a tent on the Joe E Adams farm, five miles west of Reynolds, was burned to death recently and another man stightly injured when fire of un- determined origin" destroyedthe tent, The dead man was Frank H. Smith, about 54 years old. The other man was Gunner Waszet, both are be- lieved to be Minneapolis men. Waste Paper Drive Reveals $50 Bond McCLUSKY -- Ann Yvonne Hes- se, home economics instructor here, proved the gainer from the recent, waste paper drive held here. Miss Hesse regained possession of a $50 War Bond she had lost sometime ago. The bond was found by two of the boys assisting in the drive while they were sorting waste pa- per which had be~n collected from local homes and business places, THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER / Jamestown Woman Shot In Holdup JAMESTOWN -- Miss Margaret Roeszler, 41, who was shot recently by an unknown assailant in the Paramount Beauty Shop which she owned and operated, died in Trinity hospital. The bullet entered her head just below the temple. Miss Roeszler was at work giv- ing Mrs. Emil Miller, Jamestown, a permanent wave, a man walked into the shop demanding~"I want some money," and as Miss Roesz- ler went to the back of the room to get it, Mrs. Miller noticed he had a revolver in his hand. When she heard the shot she ran out of the shop, she told both police and sheriff's officers. Miss Roeszler was rushed to the Trinity hospital in the Eddy ambu- lance and is bellied never to have regained consciousness. Police and Stutsman county sheriff's officers have found no clues. The assailant, who used a .38 caliber revolver, was a small white man dressed in tan and brown. Firemen called to a fire in the next building immediately began the search with the officers. Miss Roeszler had operated the Paramount shop for nine years. CANDO YOUTH IS KILLED BY TRUCK CANDO -- Stanley Jorgenson, II-years-of-age, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jorgen J. Jorgenson died recently when his friend and he were pick- ing potatoes on the Sig. Bjornstad farm near here. It was a cold morn- ing and after working awhile, the two boys decided to catch a ride to town to buy some gloves. A loaded truck was moving across the field, enroute to Cando. His partner, Bobbie Walker managed to get on the running board but somehow, Stanley, missed his footing and was drawn under the truck, dragged a ways and the dual wheels passing over his body. He was killed in- stantly. Stanley would have been in the sixth grade this school term. He is survived by his parents and four brothers and one sister. Grafton Officer Is Freed From Camp GRAFTON -- Word that another of the four Walsh county men were held prisoners by the Japanese since the fall of the Philippines, has been liberated was recently recei@ed, when Mrs. Harold John- son of here received word that her son, Lt. Col. Harold Keith Johnson had been freed. The war department reported that the of. ricer had been returned to military "control Sept. 7 and soon would be sent home to the United States. Col. Johnson was taken prisoner at Bataan. His wife, who was with him in the Philippines but returned to this country before the out- break of war, resides at Aberdeen S. D with their two children. Field In Germany Named For Soldier MINOT -- In honor of a Minot soldier, Pfc. John Leo Davis, who was killed in action on Aug. I, 1944, his comrades have named a recreation field at Kreiburg, Ger- many, the "Johnny Davis Field." He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Davis, former Minot residents and who now make their home at Melrose, Minn. Pvt. Davis was kill- ed while on a reconnaissance mis- sion to locate enemy tanks at Percy. He was a radio operator on a jeep which ran into a machinegun nest as the vehicle approached Percy. The field named in honor of the Minot soldier is located at Krei- burg, Germany and is a tribute to his heroic death. MANDAN ENSIGN REPORTED DEAD MANDAN --- Ensign Joseph Silv- er Braaten. son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Braaten of here, who had been listed as missing since July 13, 1942, while on patrol duty with the naval air corps, has been list- ed as dead by the navy department. He graduated from Mandan high school in 1936 and attended the state school of forestry at Bottineau, N. D three years. He entered the navy in January, 1941 and was commis- sioned ensign in October, 1941. be- ing sent to Fearl Harbor in Janu- ary of 1942. He is survived by his parents, one brother and four sis- ters. NDAC Expects To Enroll 1,000 FARGO -- An estimated 1,000 students are expected to enroll at NDAC this year according to A. H. Parrott, college registrar. This en- rollment of 1,000 would be consid- erably more than the previous two years, but lesss than the pre-war normal enrollment. Dakota Hall, a frame barracks building which was set up luring World War ~ is being used to house women students. Ceres Hall, the girls dormitory, has been filled to its capacity. Army Will Build Police Dam Site GARRISON -- U. S. army en- gineers will both manage and po- lice the construction town for 10,- 000 persons which will be built near the site of the Garrison dam, U. S. army engineers say. Adequate community and recre- ational facilities will be provided as a part of the town's design, an army spokesman said. An adequate guard force, under a town manager, will maintain law and order on the government reservation. "De- sirable facilities" will be provided within the town to accommodate all who wish to use them. Solution in Nut Issue. 4 S 6 $ D It l0 11 14 as 11 D 34 J 37 3S 39 41 ~46 dJ~ HORIZONTAL 1 Part of mouth 4 Felines 8 To cut, in phrases after snick 12 A collection of literary facts 13 To the shel- tered side 14 Female fowl (pL) 15 City in Canada 17 A group of isles off Ire- land 18 Prefix mean- ing, thrice 19 Pleasing to the eye (Scot.) 21 Master, a title used by Hindus 23 A female relative 24 A furtive, peering glance 25 Friendly 29 To mistake 30 Caustic 31 Comparative suffix 32 Rabbinic in- terpretations of Biblical law i i" Ill~ m b M 17 m m 31 m14 m4o 45 No. SO 34 14th century religious fiageli~tnts 35 A portico 38 Girl's name 37 To expire 40 Identical 41 To look with a suggestive expression 42 A salt of nit. "~c acid (pl.) 46 Hindu woman's gar- ment 47 Russian mountain range 48 Period of time 49 Mine entrance 50 Gives in middle 51 A jackdaw VERTICAL I To thrash (slang) 2 Wife of Athamas 3 Wild animal (pL) 4 A South American Indian 5 A beverage (pl.) 6 Afternoon party 7 Ancient city of Syria 44 45 44 8 A mountain peak in Cali- fornia 9 Roman emperor I0 Hindu land grant 11 An Anglo. Saxon slave 16 A Journey 20 Wife of Geraint 21 A small barracuda 22 An airplane 23 The main artery 25 Genus of rushlike sedges 28 Quartered as troops 27 Projection of a some- what round- ed form 28 Ireland 30 Apartments (abbr.) 33 Spirit 34 Egyptian dancing girl 36 Title of nobility (pl.) 37 Girl's name 38 To guide 39 Pertaining to aircraft 40 Antlered animal 43 Man's name 44 Period of time 45 Observed Answer to Fussle No, iS. Series Kathleen Norris Says The Wonder.Women of Long Island Bell Syndlcate.--WNU Features. Week-End Catch By LOWELL JONES McClure Newsvaper Syndicate. WNU Features. "Certainly there are baby toys about, but the place is neat and clean, and I myselj am always dressed in a clean; cheerful costume." By KATHLEEN NORRIS OME months ago I wrote an article filled with sym- pathy for today's young mothers. I dwelt upon the difficulties they encounter in marketing, washing, clean- ing, cooking, baby-tending, with so little help. I recalled the fact that we, who are mothers, in our young days could always secure the as- sistance of some competent woman, who managed kitch- en and nursery, stood by us in all domestic crises, and left us plenty of time for occasional evening amusements, for the- ater, dancing, dinner parties. "~e drudgery of today's mothers, their struggles in the markets, the steady care of restless, exacting children, the monotonous round of preparing meals-and clearing them away, washing and ironing clothes, only to have them thrown into the tubs to repeat the process, -- well, altogether it summed up what seemed to me pretty strenuous liv- ing. But a certain young wife of Sea- ford, L. I vigorously disagrees with me. She writes me a scathing let- ter about it. "I am 2~" she says. "Before my marriage I was a show girl. and I am more supple and better looking now than I was then. I have two babies, 22 and 7 months old. I do all the housework, cooking, wash- ing, cleaning, mending, ironing, bak- ing, cutting the lawn and shopping, with stores five miles away. I help in the garden, do all my own pre- serving and canning, and mak~ all mine and the children's clothes, from hats to winter coats and bath- ing suits. I keep up my acrobatics, reading and organ playing. Time to Go Out With Husband. "Certainly there are baby toys abOut, but the place is neat and clean, and I myself am always dressed in a clean, cheerful costume, with costume jewelry and hair bows and so on. I am always willing to dance, at home, with my husband, in the evenings, go for lone Walks with him and the children on his days off. and dance the night away when we can get someone to mind the babies. "I also." the letter continues, "make all our rag rugs, curtains, afghans, quilts, blankets and pil- lows, and still have plenty of time left over. I am not bragging, for my neighbor on the left does all this with eight children, from fl months to 16 years, and all my neighbors have from four to six chil- dren, and are still beautiful wom- en, wearing sizes 12 and 14. "The women you quote," the let- ter ends, "must be slatterns and idiots." One can only respectfully agree with this fiery little housewife, and warmly congratulate her husband and the husbands of her clean, capa- ble, cheerful -- yet undersized -- neighbors. They must have some se- cret that many other women have not yet mastered. Preserves, dancing, long walks and the making of pillows take time, and eight chil- dren mean 30 meals a day, and 30 4 "We ~e the n/g/U eta~y." "~-~H, STOP laughing and help me get loose!" Sue wailed as she looked up into the mirthful eyes of the stranger. "I didn't mean to make fun of you, but you do look queer stuck there in a foot of water," he said, unfastening the seat of Sue's mas- culine trousers from the barbed wire fence running out into the lake. He helped her up and, as their hands touched, neither spoke. "You must be Pop Sorensen's daughter and you're seining minnows for the week- end tourist rush. You don't believe all that witchcraft about thtmder- storms, boat colors and such foolish- ness, do you?" he asked. "I have faith in what Dad says. Our guests never go home empty- handed and they think he's the best guide around here," she replied. "Well, your dad has scientific competition now," he warned. She gathered up the two pails of live minnows and started back to Piny Point. She reproached herself for listening to the stranger's talk, but there was something about his calm assurance and the gentle way he had helped her to her feet that held her interest. "There's no way of getting around fisherman's luck-- no new scientific tricks we don't know about, are there, Dad?" she asked at dinner. "You're darned tootin' there ain't. Say, you haven't been talkin' to that new guide, fresh out of the marines, feller named Ted Holbrook have IDEAL HOME.MAKERS Many young mothers have been complaining bitterly about the di~rwulties of car- ing for one or two children during the last /our years. Scarcities almost every ne- cessity, slow laundry service, and a hundred other vexations made the always trying tasks. doubly hard. Besides that, it has been almost impossible to hire any household he'lp. To add ,to all this, many ervice- men s wives have had to work when they could, to add to their small income ]rom the government. P Even with peace again over the land, these war-born prob. "I'm warning' yon to keep away lems are still here ~or the most from Sun." part, and will be ~or many months. Some women, how. you?" Sue felt the color rush to her cheeks. ever, have such courage, en. "Ah ha, I thought so. Well, see ergy and pride that they re- it don't happen again," he warned. [use to be downcast by hard. "The boy's been farin' pretty well, ships. Today's article contains even ignorin' all the signs a feller a letter from a group o] New in his right mind ought to heed. But York mothers who take every- it's all fisherman's luck." thing in stride, and seem to But Ted's luck didn't change and, have a good time doing it. as the word spread that he was These young women have sending his guests home with full ~rom two to eight children, strings. Pop Sorensen lost a lot of business. On week-ends when Sue They do practically all tlleir went out on the lake, she could see own work, including a lot of Ted and his guests in Ted's new s~vlng and gardening. Yet they white boats and more than once her somehow have time ~ordances heart stood still ,when she knew he and parties occasionally. Ex- was watching her across the still cept ~or such mechanical helps water. One evening he appeared at as vacuum cleaners and wash, the Sorensen cabin. ing machines they have no as. "Ho*dy. Miss Sue," he said. "We sistance in their daily chores, haven't met much lately and I was wondering if you'd like to go to the Miss Norris calls them "won. dance with Tuesday." der-women." "Oh, Ted, you shouldn't have come. I'd love to go with you, but meals mean at least 80 cups, I80 Dad " Just then Pop Sorensen plates, 60 spoons to wash every stormed into the room. day, 50 little garments to wash and "I'm warnin' you to keep away iron every week -- to say nothing from Susan lind off my property. of the babies' pin-ups and the bath young feller," he roared. "Anyone towels, the bOys' jeans and some 70 who's been sayin' the things around pairs of socks. No, the imagination town you have isn't welcome on Piny staggers at it, and one can only bow Point" respech'ully to such efficiency. "See here," Ted proposed, '~ve Modern Devices Help. can prove who's right and decide Our own nursery was about the dance at the same time. half a century ago: and the older I bet I send my week-end guests members did help, and were ex- home with more fish than you do, pected to help. We peeled potatoes, Pop Sorensen. And if I ~win, Susan set tables, tended the younger chit- goes to the dance with me." dren, ran errands, made our- Saturday was gray at first and selves useful in dozens of ways. Ted's party went into the lead as But the woman who wrote this let- folks all around Chippewa Lake anx- ter has no such help. Her children iously awaited the outcome. Later are babies; her daily baby wash the sun came out. During the aft. runs to 50 articles. Her children ernoon Pop Sorensen's luck cha:~ged spatter mush on their high chairs, and his boats began to fill with bass demand daily baths, wake her at and sunfish. unearthly hours, need complete As they compared totals after din- changes of crib bedding and their ner Ted's party trailed by ten. "It's play aprons every day or twice a just what I was sayin', young feller, day. and still she has "pleaty of your beginner's luck has changed. time left over." You got to abide by the tried and Certainly she has a thousand helps true rules to CO, he out ahead in the earlier generations of women didn't long run," Pop chided. Ted looked have. She can get codfish cakes and around for Sue but she was nowhere biscuits all ready t9 cook, ready- to be seen. made bread and cakes; she doesn't "And if you're huntin' fer Susan, have to fill lamps or stoke coal I don't know where she went. You stoves; hot Water runs in her won't be seein' her after tomorrow's bathroom; vacuum cleaner works haul is counted, anyway," Pop add- miracles; she doesn't have to walk ed. that five miles to the store as her Pop Sorensen, sure his fisherman's grandmother would have done. luck had changed the day before, But just the same -- those must was dumbfounded to learn at dusk be wonder-women down in that lit- that Ted was ahead two sunfish in fie Long Island town. the two-day total. "That's a pretty slim margin," Ted observed as be Ready-Made Dresses stood with Sue on the Piny Point dock. "There must be something ir~ Shop with an eye on possible old-fashioned fisherman's luck, aft- alterations when buying ready-made garments. Some ready-made dress-er all. But we'll never leave any- thing to chance again, you and I," es are difficult to alter, and clothing he said, taking her hands in his as is still too scarceto warrant she looked fondly up at him. "Say, gambling on a misfit, what's this on your hands, Sue?" Whether a garment is to be al- "Oh, that . . . that's just some tered at the store or at home, you green paint that wouldn't come off," are advised against buying one that she answered. "Your white boats reguires c0mPlicated changes. If a looked so terribly bright when the, dress that fits throughout cannot be sun came out yesterday, and paint. found, buy one that fits the upper ing even the bottoms after dark is & part of the body, as the aklrt is messy job." leu difficult to alter.