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Eldridge. THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER EVENT; or m: WEEK rukouauour THE II'ATE row IN BRIEF roan RECEIVES LETTER AFTER 4 YEARS MINOT A letter which was mailed to Mrs. Dagny Sorflaten in Oslo. Norway, on October 23, 1941, finally reached her husband, Carl, printer employed at the Service Printers here. His wife is now in New York City and will join. her husband here soon. The letter was held in the office of Censorship in New York for a long time and some of it was censored. The envelope shows the postal stamp marks in many cities in Minnesota dwing 1945, such as Deer River, Crosby, Brainer, Braham, lona and Mon- ticello. HEREFORD SHOW TO BE IN BISMARCK BISMARCK — Some 60 bulls and 40 females will be shown and of- fered for sale at the fourth annual Hereford show to be staged here October 19 and 20, M. H. McDon- ald, secretary of the North Dakota Hereford association has announc- ed. Jack Turner. Fort Worth, Texas, Hereford breeder and judge, will judge the 1945 show here. Missing from the show this year will be the futurity event. Its abandonment was forced, McDon- ald said, by a government regula- tion which required that animals shown he offered for sale. This prevented a futurity event at the Valley City winter show and, un- der Bismarck show rules, only fu- turity calves at the Valley City show are eligible for showing at Bismarck. McDonald said the fu- turity is expected to be reinstat- ed next year. Valley City Resident May Be Missing Heir VALLEY CITY - From Chica- go comes the story that descendants of .Henry and Lena Mathwig are being sought throughout the north- west from Wisconsin and the Da- kotas to Washington and Oregon—- to claim a $150,000 estate. And from Valley City comes a bit, of, information which may serve as a tiny clue in the nation-wide hunt for relatives: back in the ear- ly 1900’s a widow, Mrs. Emma Mathwig, resided in Valley City. But the story of the missing Math- wigs must be told before Valley City enters into the tale. Henry and Lena Mathwig are known to have come to the United States from Prussia (Germany) be- tween 1855 and 1865. Whether they were married just before leaving the old country, or soon after ar- riving here is unknown. The couple is known, however, to have lived in Ripon, Wis., just prior to and in 1870. Mathwig was a la- borer there. They had four chil-' dren, two girls and two boys, ages one to twelve years. One of the children was named Minnie (possibly Wilhelmina), and was born between 1858 and 1860. Another was Robert, born in De— cember, 1869. The family disappeared from Ripo. in the 1870‘s to go, reported- ly, “into the northwest." There the history stops. It is at this point that Walter 0. Cox, probate genealogist in Chica- go, took charge. Cox, who speci- alizes in tracing family trees and missing relatives to settle estates, states that the hunt is complicated because the Mathwig family, since about 1870, appears to have “disap- peared into the present.” And here Valley City enters the tale. Old-timers in tickle their memories a bit and re- call that a widow Mrs. Emma Mathwig, lived in a building on the site which is now occupied by the J. C. Penny store. That was ar- ound 1900. Mrs. Mathwig married Sam Eldridge of this city, and the couple moved to Canada around 1906. Word was later received here of the death of both Mr. and Mrs. this vicinity may Several of Eldridge’s children by his first marriage reside in this 81'. ea. They may be able to throw some- light on the, mystery—whey may known whether their father and his second wife had any chil- dren and if so, where these chil- dren live. PLANE ansH , KILLS N. D. BOY EDMORE -— Friends here have learned, that Elynn Smith, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Smith, former residents of Edmore, was killed while piloting a plane from Zurich, Switzerland. The craft was. loaded with prisoners of war from Germany and caught‘ fire within sight of the airport. v Pilot Smith and four of his crew died- in the accident, August ~20th. which happened i l Boy Dies In Fire At Jamestown JAMESTOWN—Richard Johnson, 18, died recently of burns received in a fir! here which was cused by an unknown explosion. The fire also critically burned a woman and swept through two downtown buildings. Critically burned and still n a local hospital is Mrs. Jens Larson, co-worker with Johnson Ln a cleaning establishment where the explosion and fire was believed to have originated. [be fire complete- ly destroyed the ground floor and basement of the two-story brick building which housed the Biss cleaning establishment, the Fire- stone store and the Kleven barber- shop in the basement in addition to three second-story apartments. H. O. Bis was the corner of the build- ing. ,3; Minot May Get 50 Trailer Homes MlNOT—Mayor Vern E. Thomp- son said recently a recommenda- tion that 50 trailer houses be lent to Minot as the first step in alle- viating a housing shortage had been forwarded to Washington au- thorities by the regional office of the federal housing agency. Tomp- kins said he had been informed that J. P. McCollom of the region- al agency had made the request of the Washington office. The city council, at a recent meeting, re- quested the agency to lend Minot 103 trailer houses. Labor Shortage Faces Potato~ Crop GRAND FORKS — The Red Riv- er Valley potato growers and feder- al agencies are seeking a “land army” of women and school stu- dents to help harvest and save the bumper crop of potatoes in this area—valued at more than $20,000,» 000. Many schools are permitting students leave of absence to aid in the potato picking. The U. S. Em- ployment service has set up re- cruiting stations here at the high schools and the ‘University to re- cruit aid in harvesting the crop be- fore the normal harvesting dead- line of October 10. DAWSON WOMAN DIES IN MISHAP DAWSON —- Back injuries suf- fered when her car went into the ditch on U. S. highway 1 near Me- dina on Sept. 18 proved fatal for Mrs. Joseph Askew, 38, of Dawson, N. D., who died recently in a Jam- estown hospital. Others in the automobile, her husband, who is the Northern Pa- cific agent at Dawson; her son, Lar- ry, and brother in law Roy Askew of Werner, N. D., were not serious- ly injured. Besides Mr. Askew and son, Lar- ry, she leaves a daughter, Wanda, at home, three brothers and five sisters. N. DAK TO MARK FAMOUS TRAIL BISMARCK Modern trail blazing of the Lewis and Clark route through North Dakota will be accomplished Oct. 10 by govern- mental agedcies and civic organiza- tions, Russell Reid, superintendent of the state historical society, said here Friday. Reid said the society is sponsor- ing distribution of thirty highway markers in North Dakota on that date, as part of a national prograh supervised by the American ,Pi- oneer Trails association. “Over 500 markers will be scat- tered from St. Louis, Mo., to the mouth of the Columbia river in Washington to designate the route of the famous 1804 expedition,” Reid stated. Handling local and program plans are public schools, Pioneer Daughters of North Dakota, Boy and Girl Scouts, associations of Commerce, For! Berthold and Fort Yates In— dian agents and junior chambers of commerce. They will sponsor public ceremonies on Oct. 10 in all of the towns where markers will be placed. arrangements Frog-Turtle Business At Sykeston, N. D. SYKESTON -- Establishment of a new industry in central North Dakota, with headquarters located at Sykeston, was announced in Car- ring’ton by a representative of the, Biological Research Supply House, Chicago, sponsor of the business. The firm in this state will use the name Central Dakota Frog and Turtle Co., and it will be engaged in the purchase of frogs and tur- tics. A new building for the firm is under construction at Sykeston and this will house the company‘s of- fices and buying and shipping rooms. The building is located near Lake Hiawatha, and that body of water will be used to advantage by the frogs and turtle buyers. Working in cooperation with the state game and fish commission and state conservation commission, the the U. S. wildlife service, the com- pany will buy frogs only from per- sons having permits to catch them. No permits are needed for taking turtles. The frog permits are avail- able at Sykeston. A, representative of the Chicago ,firm has spent several weeks in the community and has purchased great numbers of frogs and turtles to be shipped east. In Chicago the frogs are “pickled” and made available for biology classes in schools and colleges. The turtles are sold to soup companies. Small frogs are not wanted; they must be at least 21,5 inches long“ (from tip of head to end of spinal column). The frogs and turtles are pur- chased on the pound rate. Some “froggies” are said to have picked from 150 to 200 pounds of frogs in a day and have made “good money" for themselves. ,cnosswono PUZZLE Solution In Next llsue. HORIZONTAL 46 Bristle 1 Explosive 48 Newt sound 50 To narrate 4 To fire auto 51 Priest’s ,vest- Timid meat 12 Swiss river 53 Small plane 13 Fertile spot surface in desert 55 Tags 14 Golfer’s 58 Separated mound 61 Mountain in 15 Tempest! 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T9 petiti n desert 59 Period of 80 Intellect time 32 Damp SOArid ~ . 86 Female deer 53 Symbolfor ‘38 Fluid tantalum Answer to Paulo No. 80.- lorluE-d‘ ' l Kathleen Norris Says: Mind Your Own Business Bell Syndicate.-—WNU Features. “She is running around with one o! the town boys, and whatever she feels, he is deeply in love.” By KATHLEEN NORRIS I ‘HESE are good days in which to mind your own business. For due rea- son, because everyone’s busi- ness is going to be compli- cated and hard under postwar conditions. And for another, because interfering in other persons’ affairs is a harmful, wasteful and often useless em- ployment. Here is a letter from a wom- an who feels that she very de- cidedly ought to be minding other persons’ business, even while she gives me a distinct impression that her own isn’t being too well managed. _. “My position is a very painful one," writes Carolyn Miller, from a Texas town. “I live with my bus- band’s mother, who is a dear. She is only 52, active'and capable, and we manage the house easily be tween us. I have a baby six months old. "The trouble is my twin sisters- in-law, whom I Will call Joan and Jean. They are 20, Jean married to a captain of marines, and Jean en- gaged to his brother, who is in the air corps. This marriage and this engagement took place before I moved in here. My husband, Bert, has been away for almost a year. ‘Not His Baby.’ “Joan, the married one, had a baby 10 months after her husband’s departure for the south seas. She did not notify him of this baby’s ar- rival until it was five weeks old, then a joyous cable was sent, ‘fine little girl, both well.’ His answer to this was so pathetically eager and happy that it made me sick, for in the family we all know that it is not his baby. Joan admits herself to a time of indiscretion, immediately after his departure, with one of his friends, since killed in the Pacific. “The whole family expects me to be a party to this outrageous de- ception, of which I never would have heard, if I had not unexpectedly ar- rived here at the old home. My own instinct is to try to persuade Joan to write the truth to Art. and if she will not and her mother will not, to write him myself. “Jean's case is, of course, less serious, but she is running around with one of the town boys, and whatever she feels. he is deeply in love. This seems to me terribly un« fair to her absent fiance, but her mother will do nothing but look wor- ried and say that time will settle all these problems. Personally I don’t believe in leaving such mat- ters to time; human beings have re- sponsibilities, and our duties to our absent soldiers are surely the most sacred among them. “My husband is now returning, honorably discharged, and we will move back to our own home. in a town some miles away. 0 My dear Carolyn, my advice heads this article. Mind your own business. Button up your lip about Joan’s afiairsy‘and Jean's affairs, and concentrate upon managing your home—fortunately in another town, and keeping your husband and baby happy. Let Joan Tell Husband. You don't know—and you have no business to know what the rela-‘ tionship is between Joan and Art. . Perhaps she has written him the full truth already. Perhaps she is‘wait- ing until he is home again, and at work normally again, and in love Shl will tell him when he realms. SILENCE IS BEST It is often difl‘icult to keep quiet when you happen to know some scandalous infor- mation. Many people per- suade themselves that it is their duty to tell, because somebody is being deceived. They seldom stop to think that they may be making a bad situation worse. The case discussed in to- day’s article concerns two young wives whose husbands are still in service and out of the country. The girls are twins, young and pretty. Joan has given birth to a daughter ~obviously out of wedlock. The other girl, Jean, is going around with one of the local men who is plainly in love with her. Carolyn, their sister. in-law, sees all this and feels she ought to write to the bus- bands and reveal the ugly facts. Miss Norris admonishes Carolyn to keep out of these people’s afairs. There is no good purpose to be served, she says, by telling the soldier- husbands now. Perhaps they will never need to know. In any case, it is the wives who should do the telling, and um der more favorable circum- stances than now exist. with the little girl baby, to say to him; ‘Art, I don’t know what weak- ness or craziness came over me— I never loved Tom as I did you. I was lonesome. and h\e was going away—to his death, as it happened -—and .we were carried away. Can you forgive me, and love her for Tom’s sake, too, because he gave everything that he had, gave life it- self, to keep her world safe for her?” Perhaps, if something like that happens, Art never need be disil- lusioned, Art’s heart need never be broken; perhaps there will be other children, and the little oldest girl not the least dear. ' But whatever happens, your put- ting your stiff, moralizing, clumsy hand into this affair can only ruin everything, and do you no good. Leave Joan alone and leave Jean alone — Jean isn’t the only pretty young flirt who’s amusing herself in the absence of her heart’s true love. Jean will probably meet her sweet- heart with inocent eyes and a royal welcome, and to all the world Joan's mistake will remain hidden, and Joan's daughter will have her honor and her place in the world un- touched. In a word, Carolyn, mind your own business. Vitamin lntu'ke Sufficient You homemakers are concerned with the merfamounts ofvcalclum and of riboflavin, known now as vi- tamin 13-2. .0 lci'um builds bones and teeth. alboilavinl promotes growth and is necessary to normal nutrition at all ages. 8-2 vitamins are found in milk and milk products. among other "foods. been drinking 25 per cent more milk since 1934, and increased their con- sumption of the 8-2 vitamins about oneflfth; _ V ‘ Vitamin‘S-land‘niacln have been . added, ,Iron is an important .nutrl- ent and iteis Usually fairly well. sup- "plied in averag’g‘mmed diets ensure enrichment program adds, lev'en' ‘more. 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