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December 22, 1960     The Billings County Pioneer
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December 22, 1960

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BILLINGS COUNTY P;ONFFt~ My, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Mna-ja! A hundred pounds Of growling of eight to ten pounds of raw mountain lion, and a nasty, anti- social disposition with a vorac- ious fondness for raw meat, pre- ferably venison and preferably on-the-hoof--that's Mna-ja, lat- est acquisition of the Bismarck Zoological Society for the new zoo in Riverside Park. Pronounce her Sioux Indian name for mountain lion or cougar in the correct fashion, with the accent on the last syllable and a soft J, and she'll still growl at you. Mna-ja is currently penned at Mary-Marc Kennels northwest of Bismarck, where she stalks the little deer, dogs and cats which have the run of the Marc Christianson farm, crouching low with an acquisitive gleam in her eye as they pass near the cage. This spring she'll be on view at the zoo site, and Christian- son says the Zoological Society hopes to mollify her somewhat by rounding up a fearles he- cougar. Appropriately enough, Mna-ja is a gift of the two Lions clubs in Bismarck. She was captured in the Montevista, Colo area, is 2V2 years old and should grow to 10 or 110 pounds on her diet meat daily. The cougar is no stranger to North Dakota even today; there are reported to be five or six still roaming the Badlands. where they live chiefly on deer and antelope. Christianson snapped the ac- companying picture inside the cage with Bill Leingang's camera. and if Mna-ja appears haughty, even for a lioness, if may be a result of the successful nose-bob nperation recently performed by Dr. Myron Goughnour with the assistance of Dr. Tom Orchard. veterinarian. Mna?ja had developed a tumor on her nose. apparently as a re- sult of a gi=lhood scuffle with an- other mountain lion. The doctors cornered her in a small cage, jabbed her with an anesthetic and went to work The anesthetic produced a toxic reaction and Mna-ja didn't wake up for three days. "We had her laid out in our davenport al lthat time." Chris- tianson relates, and she got the full Blue Cross treatment, in- cluding intravenous feedings. 'When she finally awakened we returned her to her cage while she was still staggering around and not fully he rmean self " Chris{Jansen said friends who visited his home during Mna-ja's convalescence had no particular comment. "They're pretty numb to such situations by now--they have to be." Unlike Mna-ja, the removed tumor turned ou~ to be non- malignant. E], Mail Now, Beat the Holiday Rush Postmaster H. D. Dunahay said today, "It's later than you think! Let's not wait until mid-Dec- era'bar to get our Christmas cards and gifts in the mails By taking action now. you'll avoid disap- pointing friends and loved ones at Christmas time." The postmaster asks special cooperation in being sure that return addresses and the re- cipients' addresses are plainly typed or written on all labels and Christmas cards. Use zone numbers, and send your Christmas cards by First an Her 'Goldilocks' Again of Help March of A magnificent fairyland of a special kind, in which leg aches are still known but not felt so often as be- fore, has just opened for four-year-old Lisa of Leicester, N. Y. "My doctors," the and auburn-haired Lisa tells everyone today, "have made my leg almost all well again. Now I can sit on my horsie, Goldilocks, and I can walk to the barn on my crutches and see my kittens and the pigs." The new lease on life accord- ed little Lisa is due in great measure to the treatment she continues to receive each month at the arthritis clinical study center at University of Roches- ter-Strong Memorial Hospital, established with public contri- butions to the March of Dimes. Stricken three years ago with baffling rheumatoid arthritis in her right leg, the attractive child wore a cast for many months but now no longer wears it at night--although she goes to sleep hugging "my old leg" like a doll. Lisa is one of 30,000 young- sters in the United States who are afflicted by rheumatoid ar- thritis which interferes with bone growth and may cause deformity. In addition to the study center visited by Lisa at Rochester, March of Dimes funds have made possible the opening of additional arthritis study centers in New York City, Dallas and San Francisco. Mrs. Sliker recounts: "My husband and I were scared witless when Lisa's stumbling was diagnosed as provoked by rheumatoid ar- thritis, which somehow sound- ed like something that might strike your great-grandfather, But not strike down the beau- tiful, merry and innocent little baby with whom God had blessed us. "It was a terrifying experi- ence for us to watch Lisa lying motiomess in her crib, pain in her eyes and face but holding back the tears. Her right knee was swollen to unbelievable size. But now that she is much better and some day may walk again unassisted by crutches, we pray that, like Lisa, others L|sa Sliker, four, rheumatoid arthritis victim, is able to feed her Daddy's pigs on farm at Leicester, N. Y although she still wears cast on her right leg. may be helped by the March of Dimes." Mrs. Sliker is a volunteer worker in her county during the March of Dimes, collecting funds for The National Founda- tion's expanded program which includes significant birth de- fects together with arthritis and continued work in polio. "My farmer husband helps me call on neighbors during January," Mrs. Sliker adds. "The snows are mountainous at that time of year in our neck of the woods, but we both feel that helping the March of Dimes is the least we can do in return for the help given our Lisa." Class mail so that you can in- elude handwritten messages, making your Christmas greet- m~,~s more personal. Also, you'll be certain tt~at they'll be delivere,t promptly aEd f,?r ardeJ or relur~:e(1 if necessary. Mail y,~ur (?hri::~mus cards in two bundl:.~, u~mf,~ free labels that you can gc-i ;,T tv'e Vest Office. which re" d 'All f ~r Local Delivery" and 'All far O:!t of Town Delivery." The Poslmaster asks the c,- operation of all business fim,:s to de]ny mat!the c~rcptars pn:l catalogs until atter Dee 251h m keep the mails clear f r the Christmas rush. Beginnin~ Doe. 12~h S+:'mp ana Parcel Post Wind,~ws at the Po:~+ Office will be open 8 a.m. lr~ 6 p.m. You can avoid standing in line to mail your packagc~ and to buy stamps by going t'~ the Post Office before 10 a.m. or be- tween 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. i-l 339.485 TRO'UT STOCKED IN ~EPTEMBER Game and Fish Department fishery crews stocked 339 485 trout during September, an- nounced Dale Henegar, fishery chief. All but 19.703 were rainbows, and the remainder brown trout The brown trout were stocked in Gordon Lake, in the Turtle Mountains Since it was eradi- cated in 1953, Gordon Lake has b e e n experimentally stocked with landlocked salmon, rainbow brok and brown trout. Fifteen other areas in the state received the pIantings of rain- bow trout. Most of them were re- leased in existing trout lakes or newly developed trout areas. However, a large number was released experimentally in the Missouri River, downstream from Garrison dam. Although the 1960 trout stock- ing progr'am has not yet been completed nearly half a million trout have been stocked in North Dakota waters this year. rind LIVE O Copyright 1leSS, ql~lJ D~AW 1 ]'he U.S. Savings Bones that send you money T;rice a Year Owners r~f the II Series of U.S. Savings Bv,nds receive Interest n-~,uley every six months ~y Treasury Check. This zs why people who want to inw, st for reaular extra in- come buy It Bonds (just as people saving for a specific goal ouy E Bonds that pay all the interest to maturity). More facts about H Bonds: * You buy them at full face value. * H Bonds earn at an average rate of 3:!4% over their 10 year matumty period Your money is guaranteed safe by the US. C overnment You can get your nloncy back if Lwer you need to, anytime after the first six months, on one month's notice If your H Bonds are lost or destroyed they will be replaced free You save more than money. {Note to owners o:f E Bonds: You can trade E Bonds, ma- tured or not, for H Bonds, and postpone paying income tax on the accumu:ated inter- c~t. If you're retired, or about to retire, this may be for you.) Get the details (and order H Bonds) at your Bank. AMOUNTS OF INTEREST CHECKS YOU GET FROM H BONDS INTEREST CHECK AMOUNTS Bond end of t end of end of ! end of 24 rues. and ove,'y 6 tool. face 6 rues. 12 rues. 18 reel thereafter to maturity volue (First Check) (Second Check) (Third Check) (Seventeen Checku) $ 500$ 4,00 $ 7.25 $ 8.00 I $ 10.00 $ 1,000 8.00 14.50 16.00 I 20.00 $ 5,000 40.00 72.50 S0.00 100.00 $10,000 S0.00 145.00 160.00, 200.00 YOU SAVE MORE THAN MONEY WITH The state wheat commission said this week that considerable progress has been made in the first year's operation of that or- ganization. Projects and activi- ties undertaken by the wheat commission include: Affiliation on an annual basis with the Great Plains Wheat, Inc to participate in na- tional and international wheat promotion. A preharvest survey of North Dakota bread wheats. made to provide the public with guidance information concern- ins market quality of the 1960 hard sprin:, wheat crop. The sur- vey revealed that North Dakota's hard spring wheat ranked su- ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~:!:? :! :::~::: :~:~::~:,:~i* a~:~g~'.-~:,:(~!a~:x :;~ .~. 4 " : .:.::'. % z,R.~:~ .)~;~.' >~;:}~[sN .::f44 :: ~: ". -:-!:-:~:::::: :fa :~: .' ">Y" ;2.:.42: : > ~ :,' ~J~. .:~!~}:~ .~!~i~s'#~ White mothers leer and catcall as Mrs. James Gabrlelle, ~akes daughter Iroianda, 6, from Frantz school and . . . For safety Is accompanied by a squad of burly policemen. SOME OF THE TENSION aroused by keeping a daughter in integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Or- leans, La is evident in these photos. Two white children, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gabrielle and daughter of a Methodist minister, are the only ones not boycotting. The integratee is one Negro girl. Said Mrs. Gabrielle, "People like these mobs will crucify you and cut you to pieces . . . I don't think the women are going to hurt anyone's child, but I think they would break both of my legs without think- ing twice . . ." She was a WAC In New Guinea in World War If, and her husband was a foxhole resident there, too. They have five other children, perior to most in protein contain and test weight. Copies of the survey are available on reques~ from the state wheat commission Sponsored the testing of the Udy protein analyser to perm~ point of market testing. Since protein m an important market- ing factor, this efficient and quick method of determining conten', will stimulate producer interest in quality improvement The commission has pur- chased highly efficient, modern experimental mills for the North Dakota Agricultural Experimen~ Station . These mills--the bra- bender quadruplex and buhler automatic--duplicate milling re- sults equivalent to commereia.] units. This will speed up quality testing and lead to the early development of better milling varieties. Information on the Udy protein analyscr is available frown the experimental station, State College Station, Fargo. Developemnt of an overseae market team exehange--w~t h wheat trade ~eams visiting our state and wheat survey teams studying foreign market---has re- stilted in a better understanding of the world market and the actual sale of 16 million tons ct wheat to India. The exchange system has es- tablished excellent relationships' with potential foreign buyers as well as bringing recognition ~c North Dakota's quality milling hard wheat. Through affiliation with Great Plains Wheat, Inc tl:e state commission has participat- ed in several world fairs. The U. S. wheat exhibit at the Munich Fair drew record - breaking crowds and received a gold medal award for excellence. Over 100.- 000 sample wheat and agricul- tural products were distributed to potential European customers~ Closer to home, the state com- mission has stopped shipment of Canadian wheat tnt~ NorU~ Dakota under the lable of screen- ing by protesting to the Canadian Wheat Board Better controls have been established that now prevent the displacement of North Dakota wheat in channe)~ of trade by imports. Besides assisting with market- ing, milling and variety research at the agricultural experimen~ station the wheat commission ~s initiating studies of much broad- er scope. The commissmn is pro'- meting a study to learn the factors affecting marketing c4 North .Dakota hard red spring wheat and durum to export ports. and other factors in relation to product transportation problems Since America's greatest wheck market is at home where abec', 60 per cent of the total annual product is consumed, the corr.- mission is emphasizing domestic promotion of wheat-durum an~ wheat - durum products. The use of exhibit booths, press, te'[~- vision, radio and direct marl permit the commission to reach dietitians, home e c o n o m i s t s, health and medical directors, edu- cators and retailers with wheat an d durum promotional inform:- tion. This type of promotion supplements the industry's efforts in up grading the image of whe~ t and wheat foods. The state commission urges anyone interested in wheat-dur- um promotion or information ~e write for colorful, illustrated pamphlets on the nutritional value of these products. Baking recipes and dietary in- formation are available to every- one. Educational film strips and entertaining, informative moviee on wheat and durum are also available on request,