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VOLUME XXXVI MEDORA, BILLINGS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA II THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1960 NUMBER 30 i: Marvil Nelson And Son Killed By THO id y Basketball My Impressions - - -- - - -- " l ram m Beach Wednesday lnornmg .g owman Of The Orient tons Tournament were made at a] -- - --. i t~y rmwara t~aroy ~=,-.o ~ n of Beach and his l-T,~d-,~ ~.~i A~.r.h,4-,~4- tr~gular Lions meeting m Bow-~ Ne]SO . lll~tvJala ag aL~,liglb~ t, man on Dec 7th youngest son, Denms, were both ] --" - "- " I For one who has been qmte killed instantly when the North Mr. Gann arrived in Medora[ ~r~ ro.unapawmgs wm ve iclose .to the production of wheat, Co~*rt Limited, crack N. P. train,'the first week in Sept. and sincelaSx ows. - ]the occasion to visit a foreign crashed broadside into the Nelson that time has supervised the re-!,J~,ur~aaYL. ~ec. zt~---~:6o p mz, I country and actually see at first oar, as Nelson apparently una-construction of the Roosevelt it~eacnvs ~t. Jaarys ann a~ ~ou hand the many problems fhat ware of the speeding train, drove Cabin. Mr. Gann came to Medora p.m J~mem vs t~owman. "l.'nelare ~acing us in the development onto the crossing, just west of from Ft. Laramie, Wyo where I losers ~r me games meet. for ~r~ : of markets was a real experience. th~ depot in Beach. Below zero, a:ha.l:tthPmcwe:, me ioimwl, ng anyI My airline ticket was purehas- weather, icy roads and snow are tuners oI .me t-WOled with Phillipine Pesos by our believed contributing causes ~,i I teams wm ye pitted earn i Market Development Office in the tragedy, i 1 omer Ior me cnampmnsmp, t Tokyo. Our expenses incurred I Mr. Nelson was driving his Quite a few Beach fans expect while in Japan was paid for with ery~hing will be closed that day children alike. There was Christ- )[:~ to school when the accident to go to this invitational tourney Yen, in Korea it was Kwan, and also. mas background music, and Yule :~ppened, at approximately 8:25i at Bowman to see how the Burs in the Phillipines, the Peso. WhileCS---"Ue~ at ~- -~e" de~oratiol~ combined to give .m. The fast train was about! will fare, so come along and ~e had a delay enroute at Hung B a festive air to the bank, with ~ree hours late, because of the support your team. Kong we were on our own per- U the feminine personnel bedecked "~.ri~tmas rush of passengers and ,onal money, or "soft currency" wwrt ~, ~ ~wr~ -a with lovely corsages, greOting Ia~rge quantities of e:~press pack-~' that is, it is money paid the U. S. ~i]~:l~'[l]trd ]~/t]t|I/1~ ~ everyone smilingly. ages and mail. i Christmas Pageant for Surplus Agricultural Products "~'~ I Five persons won $5 door priz- The impact of the car-trainI Presented Dec. 20 shipped into the respective coun- The Beach Burs trailed through-~es each--they were Mrs. Mary collision dragged the Nelson cari try, under provisons of PL. 480 out the first half of the game lPiesik of Wibaux, Robert Ekre, about a block and a half west "A Christmas Carol Pageant", these moneys are to be spent for with the Watford City Wolves,!Ole Omley, Dale Stedman and of the crossing. Mr Nelson, a! was presented by the students economic development, military played at Watford City last Fri. iJoe Cook. Those winning the $2'5 trucker and heavy equipment up-I i of grade 1-6 at the Lincoln Ele- " ' i installahon, and market develop- evening, Dec. 16. The Burs start- prizes were Mrs. Roland Raisler, erator, was a long hme resident n - " " r /me tary School on Tuesday, Dec. ment. ed their winning drive during the Myrtice E. Martin, Charles Hardy of this comurdty, t20 at 8 p.m. The high school ,Upon arrival in Portland I was second period of the game, to and Mrs. Minnie Sorensen, the ~e is survived by his wife, i I choruses and junior high girls'l orientated into the various pro- take their fourth straight Bad- latter one of our pioneer residents and two other sons, Pfc. Danny [sextette sang intermittently dur-t~ect efforts of the Western Wheat]lands Conference win of the sea- of Beach. ,Nelso~ who is stationed at Ft.I BOB GANr~ ling the program. ~Assocmtes who are affihated with son, the score being 54 to 44 Children who won $10 pmzes George G. Meade, ,Maryland, and he had been employed as anI The program began with the Great Plains Wheat, Inc of which when the buzzer sounded. 1 included Phyllis Nistler, Sally Delbert, or '~Butch', who attenc~ Historical Architect on a large[ girls' sextette presenting a Dan- N. D. is a member High men for Beach were Spiegelberg, John Misaloski, Wi- the Beach High School, as does project there and will now re- ish carol entitled "Thy Little We left Seattle-Tacoma air-/Clarence DeTenancour with 16 baux, Mont -and DennisLardy, ~he Nelsons only daughter, Da -turn there to see the pro3ect Ones, Dear Lord, Are We,fol- port at 5:30 p.m. and arrived in!and Ronald Kreitinger had 15. Sentinel Butte. In all, the bank ~ene. I completed. He expects to return lowed by the boys' chorus which Schemya of the Aleutian Islands:followed by Raisler with nine, gave away a sizeable sum, not The Rohan Funeral Home in to Medova in the spring for a sang "0 Come, O Come Emman- for fuel at 2 a.m . As we landed Johnson scored 8 and Douglas 6 including the individual gifts to Beach is in charge of funeral dr- t short visit to inspect .the Rouse- ue!". in Tokyo the sun was just be- Three of the Watford City play- registrants, and they wish to rangements, and friends may callI velt cabin and to find out how, ~e pageant was staged in 3 ginning to break over the hurl- ers scored in the double figures, thank the public for attending there for place and time of the'it took the cold winter weather, episodes with Steve Carlson being zon. We had been in the air Dave Kary netted 13, Jim San- their party that day. The event is planned as a good-will gesture 2a~t rites. An obituary will ap I the narrator. Soloists during the about 22 hours. We crossed the ford made 11 and Ken Mogen, 10. for patrons of the bank, and for pear in a later edition of this Engaged program included: Marsha He- Internatio~ Date Line and lost WRTFORD "B" SQU&D bert, Jackie Northrup, Tommy!]~Yiday. DEFEATS BEACH all members of this co~unRy. paper.-- ] Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Meyer Bares, Becky Stecker, Raymon~l The: first thing that strikes TheBeach "B" squad was notI Pre-Christmas Sales I~CKIVKS WORD OF of Flaxton have announced the Finkle, Debbie Ableidinger, Ward One is the mixture of oriental as ~ormnate as the Burs as they ~ItOTHER'S PASSING 4engagement of their daughter, Marzolf, Bobby Gilman and Run- and western dre~s and the fact were defeated by the Watford In Beach Stores "Word has been received thatrSharon Lee, to Robert Le Doux, ald Szudera. that you cannot understand any "B" team, 37-29. Although the t~euben H. Che~le passed away son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Le Doux The gh'ls' chorus of the high signs, nor a word that is being B team outscored their oponents The Brockmeyer Radio and TV m a hospital a,t Dunsmuir, Calif. of Belfield. Miss Meyer, a gradu- school presented "Fum, Fum, spoken. After clearing Customs in the 1st and 3rd period, the Shop is advertising Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 18 of a heart ate of Flaxton High School, is Fum" with Layne Stull as solo- we were a little confused, as Mr. only quarter lead they held was records and albums at sharply Le ist, and "Pat-a-Pan". The mixed Hutchinson, director of our Tok- at the end of the first by one. reduced attack. Immediate survivors are employed in Flaxton Mr. prices, to clear them his wife Evelyn, three sons- Doux is employed with Byan chor~s~a; ~' 'CCrair~l'Forth Ys' ;~fteC;'s Wme~ u~':yblL 'o t ~ m:2t 7 t 6"8 ~('en out this weekend. The Coast-to- Food Products of Billings, Mont, !i!~c, x~aik ataxi, which cdst 60 to A. Sanford of Watford had 8 Coast stores al~o have lowered Curtis, Spencer and Guy. Also 3 points for his team, while D. their prices on many items in brothers, Dan of Fryburg, Alvin The wedding will be at 3:00 r of Beach, Leslie of Riverside, p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, in O Beauteous Heavenly Light" In this case the car was a 57 ~Bares and M. Mansell tied for their store before Christmas, en- < 'alif, 2 sisters, Cassie of Fryburg S~. Paul's Lutheran Church i a and Gesu Bambino" with Scott Canadian Dodge. the games scoring honors w~th abling the last minute shopper Flaxton. Invitations are not re- Eammond, soloist. The conclu:- Traffic moved on the left side nine each. to pick up 3ome gift items at sub- and Lois of Tuscon, Ariz. quired for the ceremony er re- ing carol of the program was of the road. and seemed confus stantiat savings. Don't forget To Williston -- ception following in the church "~ilent Night", which was sung ing by our standards. Our hotel Clara's 'To Have Clara's sale. which begins Dec. basement, by the mixed chorus, was new and very western and 29. See her adv. elsewhere in The John Honnold family of : 7he program was thoroughly one could say that the food, tho Pre-Inventory Sale ,~s ~,io,~ Some Stores To 1742 !i Close Early Saturday ,With Christmas Eve falling on ~a~ Open House Saturday evening, this year, many Slifhtl " : ~Beach stores are expected to g~ y lncmmen~ w.eamer m~ ~ no~ dampen me er~nusiasm or close me~r hours early In wle ~. .~ .~ - ~wo.s wao came m a;~na me afternoon: :~o lI you are a tast-iFarmers , minute sho~,~-~r or fo- -n ] ana ~aercnems ~an~s ~ ~ ~ ,~.Y~.;" "-, ~.'~.:,~"~'I annual open house and Christmas # ~ ~'~) "'~:party in Beach Saturday, Dec 17. I oral stores at the last minute, 1"" " plan to take care of the matter ,~ ~ per~orm registered, ~om me well ~ ~-* .~ ~. time the bank opened at 9 a.m "': ~"'? .~$ ,~. *.": until ,the hour of the drawing ctosmg hOUr, to avom msappomt that afternoon ~t ent. WRh Christmas on. Sunday. There. were ind'tv~dual" gifts" for this year, Monday is a regal hot- each r~erson re*'ist,ri- *~ ~ iday whch means just about ev- as many rize~ for"'~l ~ts and ' p ul Sentinel Bubte will be -spending To Billings -~- " enjoyed by the audience, the ~good, left considerable to be de- Shar~ reductions will be in el- Visi~ Patient --- Chri~nas with their daughter Mr. and Mrs. Homer Madison auditorium being filled to eapa- sired Toast was always cold, Peggy, Mrs. Jim Dixon and ram- spent the past Monday, Dec. 19 ciiy, and many having to stand bacon appeared and tasted to feet on merchandise at Ctara'~ Mr. and Mrs. L C. Rasmussen ~ly at Williston. in Billings, Mont. throughout the program, be steamed rather than fried Shop in Beach, in her pre-inven- of Medora were among those in Coffee, being somewhat new to tory sale, which will get under- I~each ']'hur.;,~ay af~ern~,~n of last their diet was about as strong as way Thursday morning, Dec 29 week. While here '~h~v visited Teddy Roosevelt Cabin In The Badlands ~ have ever tasted. For an idea of all the items of- Mrs Si,y ~terh:~:t. wh,~ is a pa- Our first opportunity to in- fered in this sale, be sure to reacl tient a'~ the Joh~stone Memorial spect the work being done by the'Clara's advertisement, elsewher- I!o~;pital and als.~ ~ ,t:,~acted bus- Producer Group was to a~tend in this newspaper, ~ a:~,~u~ tov:~ the Bakers Convention at Keoto, the former Capital of Japan and still considered the cultural cap- ital. This is the only major city in the country that by general consent of the enemy (us) was .not damaged in any way during the war. It was in Keoto that we were quartered in a Japanese Hotel and afforded all of the many courtesies extended to their guests. The 3 of us were all in one large room and almost before we had closed the door the maid was in to pour tea and serve a few light snacks. As a special favor tous they did serve a full western dinner. Upon our arrival at the large armory type buildng where the Bakers Cony. was being held, the first to greet us and every- one else in attendance were a (Cont. on page 5) ~. News Hears From Doerners In Calif. This ~wee the :News re- ~. ceived a C~l~is~mas message from Mr. and Mrs. Jim Doerner, who ! : ,--.-- ~ are spending the winter in Calif. Roosevelt's cabin, as it looks'winters for tflae stockmen and Louisiana iPurehaae Exl:~ sitionlThey h movec}.oto 7?2 1 ss of n 1905 ]t was on d~s lay ~unset Dr, 1~ mesa, t:m~, wn ca now.--4~ft--Joe ~rittner, Bill they had such. a terrific o Then i P . t. " .- " ' 1 rk x uts mem an me same DIOCK ~" Law, m, center, and Einar Ju~te-cattle that a lot of ranchers went at th.e Lewis and C a E pore.-[ P . "" " ~ f -il .sen of Beach, on right. Brittner out of business, Roosevelt also tmn m Portland, Ore. Then.m~wzm ~ serr y l~o r~a~Yda~r.am2uh~ I and Stmtesen have been employed losing along with the restof 1906 it was on aispmy on me whom mey ws~ every y. e ~ ,I. al ,eeks on re-'them. ~state fair grounds in Fargo Fro. m D~erne~. like Calif. and -,~,--,~,~ F,* ent to the Ca ztal been doing a lot of s~ght seeing J/ construction of this cabin, and At that time he was becoming there it w P " ~hey are now puttir~g the finish- quite involved in politics in New Grounds at Bmmarck where .lt DU~ ~U?.y says .mey are. gerund ' ""~" ~ touches on the interior, just' York, so he decided to give up'remained for over 50 years. The a nttm an. m,ss "' ANOTHER CHRIST u ~ c~w ng . - ' h " "e d rent deal,~,a,z-x~ x~tz-x~ x.~vaau as it was originally the cattle business and give more later part of July, 1959, ~t was. and t e~r fr~ n s a g . ~' -- of his time to "olitical life But'moved back to Medora. It is A card from the Clarence Ov- AND WE SIff' C.EgT [T'.~ .~g~ : ,r~ The first stock ranch that was :he always liked t~he West and:now at the Visitors Center in the ',erstaos mtorms us z.ney nave * d Roosevel, t Nat l Mem sum tne~r nome ann nave pur built south of Medora was the the times he spent in the Ba -Theodore " I~'|}R|~I~IT Crater Trail Ranch, which was' lands of Medora. This cabin was'Park. It has now been restored'l chased a 10'x~5' trailer house i owned b the Eaton Bros. This :left vacant for a number of to the original shape as ~t was l which they now occupy They 1 Wrongs o e us---r~nl and ~%no~,d was e~-tablished in 1881. Theo-years. The windows and doors when Mr. Roosevelt hved m ~t .pan a t~p back here next sum- 2 Hurdles met--those th~ ~n~,~ ,~ ,nd ha, a i dore Roosevelt arrived m the ~all d~sappeared. The writer, I~arry The ms,de ~s parhtmned off asI er and also w~sh to be remem- that didn of 1683. At that time the cabinlRoberts) remembers when he was it was originally, and is going bered to their many friends here. ,m t, "'" ~ ' i vietured was owned by the Fer-] a small boy. of seeing cattle i to be furnished with stoves, I r. J" Barnhart and " Mr and M s ~m o .r~uv~e~--coulu nave been worse, az leas~ small - - ~ - " and hn er eomparea 1:0 ~nose OZ some ris ~-os Joe and Sylvane, and ~standing inside watching you go chairs, tables, etc of that period Mr. Mrs. Jo F guson, the . ' Mr. ~ W. Merrifield. They were by. No one took care of the Some of these furnishings are t latter fo.~er Medora residents, - running cattle on shares for alplace. Some winters maybe alstill the original pieces, It looks se.nd holiday greetingsto their J~JPa Jt~.vXDJ~l~ ---- man by the name of Wadsworth.lwolf trapper would use it far alwell built now, some of the logstIrzenas n~ "l~ne .l~arnnarts are ~.t~ a.n. ,o ona ,~ ~,~,~ ,~,o : " visit" l~la~iv ~ " *- ,s This ea~ must have beenlwmter .camp. He Would put .mlhad" to be re aeed, as they were .rag . es or the wm r, .f #, built m 1882. [some kind of a door and a win-[tailing apart, The cabin looks moz~,~s, hav n.g l.eft M edora sux| ~" Yoa~ ~t we ~njoy comp area T~, zne lO, ol O~llets. When Mr, Roosevelt decidedldow, and then dispose of them[good .now. When they start try- weeks ago. Jnu ~s feeling goodi . d ys ma e llle worth Wfllle Iorus to,g~ tuto the cattle brininess, he[when he left, [hag to put ~mme of us old timers and we all hope he returns next| All ,~ie ne 4~a la ~m~4n~ M,M*~ Ph~4alm~e~, 4,~.~.~ ~ I .-- -- ']'w~el~t e~@ ]UI'I* W~A~ ^~I-I~ ~I T. "l~t'~[ *hie ,~t~hi,~ wne fnlranlhe~Ir {~ eth.e ~a ; ** ~o o ,d-, m~v-ln~" a new man. I ~'- ~'- "= jr ,~ s ~,----J v.~,~m~, ,v ~.** ~ mvm-y --~,~.-- v,-* ,---.-* vv~owvt~oI ~,~.:~r= ~ -.~,**, - -*.-.i,~- - ~ ~ ~ ~jt ~ ,u~.u.~, ~ ~ ,~ uw. -.r--'.'o* i "*~,Ra. ~.~ ~t'~z,~:.~, ~- ;" . holding~and made Ferris Bro~.l(i~rom~the Maltese Crou Ranch)[does not turn out so good. ' I a . " i and Merrifleld his partners on[log by log, and marked and re-] - OUT TUNIS! } ' " tliee -- Viete ia. . ' thi~ ranch. The winter of 1886[assembled, and shown at theI (Contributed by Harry Rob T. K ~ NO AGE, ARE] - . / ' @' and ~87 was one of the severest W~rid s Fair in St, LouiS, the errs of Medora, N. Dak.) YOU PosrrIvE Walt Harley -- Se#le -- Chuck ~,-- Janet ~