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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Has the Right Answers Lee Stenehjem, president of the Bank of Watford City, and member of the Governor's Tourist commit- tee, presents a "Citation" to Ray Stenberg, station operator at Wat- ford City. Stenberg received the award for the month of October from the Tourist committee for having answered most capably, the quest- ions asked by a "Hospitality Hust- let" for the Governor's Tourist com- mittee. The questions pertained to the specific area and State of North Dakota as well, The Governor's Tourist commit- tee is encouraging all service per- sonnel to read up on North Dakota and specifically the points of in- terest in their particular area so that they can be helpful to va- cationers. Army Engineers Unfavorable to Lowhead Dam The proposed towhead dam on the Missouri river near Bismarck is not cnidered feasible from an engineering or economic point of view. Army engineers have submitted an tmfawrable report through their Missouri river division office in Omaha, Neb. The survey was atthorized l l/z years ago by the aerate public works committee. Bismarck officials had asked the investCigatti to determine feasi- bility of building a dual purpose dam, to provide a crossing for the 'proected irtersate highway and ,to provide an area for recreation, boating and fishing. The ergincers' report said the sorage capacity would be small and so flaere would be no flood control benefits...Th power bene- fits hat could be derived would be insufficient o justify the con- structR)n of power general facili- iies,, and these is no immediate / ' " ' n" prospect )f commercial namgaho . While there would be an in- crease in recreational boating fa- cilities there would be damage to wildlife nesting areas, the report said. The water supply ir ,the city of Marzdan might be affected through increased algae growth. MANtlE IS 6$--Mamie Eisenhower, 65, radiates birthday Joy as she stands in front of her cottage at the Augusta, Ga., National Golf Club. While the First Lady was smiling, the President was worried about clouds threatening his chance to play golf. SAFE M IkASE--Pollcemen in Memphis, Tenn., lead Charles R. Perry, 20, to headqu'ters after he and Harold V. Bolin (bottom), 34, were found allegedly Loading a safe into their r. Bolin was beaten/n a fight with police, one of whom was erlt/eally injured and another plstol-whlpped in the capture. ;taff Additions 000000m0unced at 00tale Hospital Jamestown State Hospital Supt. Henry Lahaug has announced the appointment of a second board-cer- tified psychiatrist, Dr. Berchmans Rioux, Montreal, Canada. Lahaug and State Board of Ad- ministration Chairman H. H. Joos said Dr. Rioux will be director of the hospital's new receiving and treatment center. Other appointments are those of Dr. David I. Waitzel, psychiatrist in charge of the outpatient clinic, and Dr. David Ficks, clinical psycholo- gist, assigned to the-outpatient de- partment. The three new men fill vacancies created by last summer's loss of two psychiatrists and a clinical psy- chologist. Dr. Rioux, 37, is a native of Que- bec. He received his doctor of medi- cine degree from Laval University Faculty of Medicine in 1949. He has practiced in the United States from 1949 to 1957, interning at Christ Hospital, Jersey City, N. J. and took his residency in psy- chiatry at the Institute of Living, Hartford, Conn. In 1953-54 he was on the staff of the Connecticut State Hospital and finished Yale University's post- graduate course in neurology and psychiatry. The following year, he was associated with the High-Point Hospital, Port Chester, N. Y., until he entered the U. S. Army where he served as a psychiatrist until 1957, when he took up practice in Montreal. He has been engaged in private psychiatric practice there until accepting the North Dakota post. Dr. Rioux was certified in psy- chiatry by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in 1955 and also certified in psychology by the Roal College of Medicine of Quebec in 1957. In 1958 he was pro- moted from a member to fellow ifl the American Psychiatric Assn. LAST APPEARANCE--In what turned out to be his last pubUe appearance, former heavyweight champion Max Baer (left), 50, is shown with his former sparring partner, Curly Owen (right), and Owen's son Ronnie, 18, after a high school foot- ball game in Garden Grove, Calif. Returning to Hollywood, Baer died of a heart attack in his hotel room while shaving. Doherty Heads Blue Cross Ltyman Group Howard F. Doherty, newspaper publisher from Dickinson, was re- elected chairman of the Blue Cross Sulscribers committee at a recent meeting held in Fargo. Named vice chairman were Ham- ilton G. Vasey, superintendent of Fargo public schools; F. E. Murphy, Stutsman County civil defense di- rector of Jamestown; Charles Con- rad, printer and publisher from Bismarck; and James Dixon, Willis- ton businessman. Re-elected as sec- retary was Mrs. William Woolcott, superintendent of the School of Nursing in Botineau. The group voted to re-organize into four districts with Vasey as chairman of the Fargo-Grand i Forks district; Murphy, chairman of the Jamestown- Devils Lake dis- trict; Conrad for Bismarck-Dickin- son district and Dixon for the Wfi- liston-Minot district. "In re-organizing." Doherty said, "we will have more workable com- mittees and will eliminate exces- ire travel for many of th members Our plan are to increase the mem- bership to approxximately fifteen persons in each district, " he said, "'w2th members clmsen from the "four corners" of .the state, repre- 9prrting farming, industry, labor, education and other important seg- ments of )ur population." Doherty added that "the purpose of ,the Blue Cross Subscribers com- mittee is to examine such subjects as (1) ctoes the public want an ex- tensk)n of Blue Cross benefits (2) do Blue Cross subscribers use hos- pital service more than necessary (3) why are hospital costs and Blue Cross rates climbing steadily and (4) wha is the future of voluntary repaid hospital care. Ronald A. Jydstrup, director of orth Dakota Blue Cross, said the foraation of this committee in the fall of 1958 was one of the most ira" portant steps ,taken by Blue Cross in its 19 years of existence. --O-- NOW IS THE TIME At 20 degrees, the use of reinforc- ed chains will reduce your stopping distance on glare ice from 195 feet to 77 feet. Snow tires will improve your car's pulling ability on glare ice 28 per cent, regular tire chains 231 per cent, and reinforced chains 409 ,per cent. In loosely packed snow, reinforced tire chains.., then make per cent better than regular tires. Snow tires increase your car's ef- fectiveness more .than 50 per cent. WIF4 HURtED TO OFJTH--His hand still clutching the bent steering wheel, Richard Lewis, 32, of West Babylon, L. I., New York, sits dazed as police work to free him and his mother- in-law, Mrs. Harriet Barton, from the wreckage of his small ear in Manhattan, N. Y. Lewis wife, Catherine, 25, was thrown to the street and died at the hospital Car hit a road divider. KISS FOR MARLENE--With her eyes closed and her lips puck- ered, actress Marlene Dietrich receives a kiss on the cheek from French singer Jean Sablon on her arrival by air in Paris. Miss Dietrich is scheduled to appear at the Etoile Theater. Board Resumes STS Hearings The state board of administration resumed its hearing this week into allegations of mistreatment at the State Training School at Mandan. State Sen. Charles Murphy of Mandan said Saturday that some employees have expressed fear that they may be fired if they testify. Murphy asked that they be given immunity from discharge. Board Chairman H. H. Joos said no employees of the school will be discharged for testifying at the hearing, but that on the other hand, the board would not guarantee any 'five-year contracts." The hearing is a resumption of one begun at the school Nov. 9, following allegations of six legisla- tors that four boys were disrobed i and shackled together as punish- ment for running away. Murphy, a member of a legisla- tive research committee group as- signed to study the school, has been critical of what he called a secret investigation. The research subcommittee is scheduled to sit as observers at the resumed hearing. Murphy has in- dicated he intends to seek a more active role than observer. NOW be a Marine Aviator thru M Flight training program for young men with two years of collq. Eighteen months of the finest training in the world, lding to a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps and exciting assignmenta in Marine aviation. Contact: MARCAD Selection Officer U. $. Court House 225 $. Clark St. Chicago 4, lU. 1[he Marine Corps Builds Leadersl Red Owl Names Manager for New Division Duane V. Peters of Fargo, north- ern division manager of Red Owl Shores, Inc., since 1952, has been promoted manager of the Western Division, a newly created division with the company. The announce- raent was made by James A. Wat- son, vice president in charge of re- tail operations for the firm. "T h e increased responsibilities given Peters are the results of a geographical realignment of a num- ber ,of our retail food stores" Wat- son stated: "Our former Northern Division. has ,been expanded to in- clude two additional districts from what was formerly called our Southern Division. These two dis- tricts include 17 stores in the Blael Hills area of South Dakota and in ,northwestern Iowa," Watson said. Peters was first employed in 1939 as a meat cutter in the Red Owl store it# Crosy, N. Dak. Prior ts his appointment as northern divi- sional ,manager Peters served as" meat department manager and alter, store manager of several stores in North Dakota and 1Yli_rmesota, meat buyer, meat merchandiser and dis- trict manager. He also served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in World.War II. H and his family reside in Fargo. USED TO BE A GUY--This is the Mrs. Charlotte Heidal, 3, who used to be Charles Ernest McLeod in the U. S. Army, then became Charlotte McLeod via operations in Denmark, then married Ralph Heidal, 36, in Miami, Fla., in October. The transformation took place in 1953-54. None of Mrs. Heidal'a friends In Miami knew of her former identity, re-. ports Miami Herald. As GI, she was from Dyersburg, Ten J