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THE GOLDEN VALLEY NEWS "VOLUME NUMBER 8 BEACH, GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1944 NUMBER 24 i Gov. Henry Holt Dies Grand Forks Lieut. Gov. Henry Holt is dead. died in a Grand Forks hospital morning, March 2rid, at His death was not unexpected he had been ill for several and hope for his recovery given up by his physicmns as as last fall. Anlerican born, but educated in Holt worked hard and un- to win success in the States. to which he returned 40 years ago. That he suc- was attested by his position private business and state and affairs. Prominent in Democratic politics .the early years of his resi- in North Dakota, Holt was of the principal supporters in of the Missouri di- project and of other pro- for water conservation. Itolt began doctoring late last for a condition he believed caused by sinus. In October, ] k he took Mrs. Holt to Roches-I Minn., for medloal treatment,[ Underwent a physical examlna-I and became aware of his ailment. Upon his return Grand Forks, he remained at making but one visit to his early in December. at Elgin, Ill., on November 1888, Holt migrated with his $o Duluth, Minn., in 1890. Year later the f~mfly went to where Holt, senior, stricken a~ attack of pneumonia, died 18~. Henry attended Oslo pub- Schools and the Tronnes busi- college, but left school in to secure employment with a grocery firm. returned to t~Js coun.try in and worked in Chicago, Mln- Saint Paul and finally Forks, where he was era- as a section hand and farm He secured employment the Normanden Publishing , Publishers of Norwegian lang- newspaper, but left the firm to work as a pressman for C~rand Porks Herald. and Mrs. Alice Nelson Page Page Printing Co, in but t~he junior partner left in 1919. returning to the firm as general mana- Of the printing department. 1925 he organized the Holt Company. to ~,farie Betsy Peterson Grand Forks in 1914, five chin were born to the couple. Jr., Arthur and Lawrence members of the armed forces. Leif and Betty Ann still are school in Grand Forks. only Democrat elected to office of lieutenant governor North Dakota, Holt began his (Continued on Page Two) - V Peplinski Lieutenant ent has been made at Transport Command Base by Brigadier General Earl commanding general of India-China Wing, Air Trans- Command, that Flight Officer P. Peplinski has been eommis- to a second lieutenant. Peplinski, son of Joe Pep- of Beach, is 24 years of age. joining the army, Lt Pep- Was an agriculture student State College. He has In the China-Burma-India nearly a year. India-China Wing of the Transport Command is bhe Army Air Forces unit which the famous North Burma of the Himalaya moun- delivering quantities of from India to China for the the American and Chinese Ohina. This aerial link China's only supply link outside world. -V E. DYKINS, 23, IS AVIATION CADET ~Dyklrm, 23, son of Prank of Sentinel Butte, was appointed a Naval Avla- and was transferred to Air Training Center, Fla., for intermediate completion of the inten- at the "Annapolis of Cadet Dykins will receive "Wings of Gold" with of Naval Aviator, be co{nmissioned an en- naval reserve or a sec- in the Marine Corps i so . ,.. Many Farmers Attended NOW STAFF SERGEANT Sergear~t Frank L. Thomas, son of Paul A. Thomas, of Beach, with War.ume Farm Institute the American Infantry Army Di- vision at Bougainville, was pro- meted recently to staff sergeant. Thomas has been overseas for 22 months and is a veteran of the Guadalcanal campaign. He is a squad leader of his company. In civil life, he was a student at the Dickinson State Teachers College. V John Schieffer Earlv Pioneer, Dies Feb. 12th Following a lingering illness of six months' duration, John H. Schieffer, for many years a resi- dent of this community, ~assed away at his home in this city on Saturday, February 12th, at 4:05 P.M. Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Church last week Wednes- day morning at 9:30 o'clock. The Rev. Fr. Llnus sang bhe Requiem Mass and interment was made in St. Paul's cemetery. Pallbearers were: William Otto, Ben Vogel, Clem UphUs, Anton Bieringer, Wil- liam Nix. and S. O. Schwarzbauer. Edward Schleffer, a grandson, was the crossbearer. Surviving relatives are the bereaved widow and six children, viz: Lawrence of Browervllle; Hubert of Beach, N. D.; Leonard, of Chicago, Ill.; Sylvester, George and Albert, of Sauke Centre. Also surviving are twenty ' grandchil- dren; three brothers, Rev. Father IAnus, of Freeport, Minn.; Michael ~chieffer of Sentinel Butte, N. D.; Peter Schieffer of Beach, N. D.; and a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Gilpin, of Minneapolis, who had made her home with the family since infancy. John Schieffer was born at Mel- vina. Wisconsin, on January 15th. 1881. and he passed away at the age of 63 years and 2,7 days. His marriage to Mary A. Kohn occur- red in 1904. A few years after the marriage the family moved to Beach, N. D.. where he took up a homestead, and where they resided until 1919 when they moved to Stearns county. Mr. Schieffer con- tinued farming in this county until 1935, when ill health forced him to retire., and they moved into this city. Relatives and friends from out- of-town at the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schieffer and family of Browerville; Hubert Schieffer of Beach, N. D.; Leon- ard Schieffer, of ChicagO, Ill.; Mr.i and Mrs. Lee Gilpin of Minneapo-( lis; Francis Kohn. of Milwaukee, Wis.; Joseph Kohn of Eau Claire. Wis.: Mr. and Mrs. Win. Nix of Eagle Bend: Mrs. Ben Lynch of Minneapolis;. and Tommy Lynch of Beach, N D.---Sauk Centre (Minn.) Herald. --'V- Alpha Golden Valley county farmers when they plant good seed, till their fields, battle the weeds and bring in the harvest are pitching steel at the enemy in the air, on land and on the seven seas Just as effectively as though they were present in person on the front line fighting shoulder to shoulder with our soldiers and sailors. In short, t,he farmer has a critical and im- portant job to do right at home helping shorten and win the war so th,at the "boys" can come marching home. This was the keynote of the mes- sage brought to local people by the War-Time Farm Institutte here i last Friday attended by both farm- ers and businessmen. A paragraph from the talk given by A. R. Mie- sen, agricultural development agent for the Northern Pacific Railway illustrates the point literally and with emphasis. Said agricultural agent Miesen: "Our country and our allies need every pound of food and feed. every pound of grains that farmers can produce. The cruiser Helena, before she went down in the South Pacific in her last great battle threw in Just nine minutes of furious broadsides a total of 1,000 rounds of heavy projectiles at the Japs, sinking several enemy ships. How many] gallons of alcohol did it take to] make the explosive that propelled those tons of steel toward the Axis? Well, it took a lot and it meant big piles of wheat, corn and barley, to make that alcohol." What can you do about it and what are you doing about it on the farm? For one thing, if you are not already doing it, you can sow recommended varieties of crops, according to William Leary, agron- omist for the North Dakota Agri- cultural College extension service, in ,his talk on the Institute pro- gram. "Barley is an example," said cropsman Leafy. "Barley is our malting crop and malt is used in making beer but it also is used in making the alcohol needed for explosives. The old standby for malting still is Wisconsin 38, but the Minnesota station has lately named and will in time distribute a n~w barley, called Mars. that is stem rust resistant and outstanding in stiffness of straw. Just how Mars will malt hasn't been deter- mined as yet. And '%" barley, from North Dakota, is another of the newer ones quite resistant to rusting in tile field. Tregal, from t he North Dakota station, is a good feed barley. Plush barley" shows some indication of having malting possibilities. "More than ever before." Leary continued. "it is important that we lplant pure varieties and that we do not plant seed of one grain mixed with another grain for market purposes. The millers and proces- sors now ,have to have them straight. Today we are fortunate in having new oat varieties. Vic- land and Tama are rust resistant and yield more than Gopher, and in North Dakota, Marion could be ~dded to the list. If you are using I The all-tournament team as se- t looted by the coaches and officl&Is included Seidi and Huffman of Killdeer, Pribyl of Model High. and Gilman and Brunsvold of Beach. UNOFFICIALLY REPORTED GE~N PRISONER An intercepted unofficial short- wave broadcast from Germany mentioned the name of S-Sgt. Delton Chas. Erdman as being held as a prisoner of war in Germany, according to a telegram sent to his pa~nLs by the Provost Marshall's office. This paper recently report- ed Erdn~.an missing in action over hybrid corn. be sure you plant a German occupied territory, when hybrid adapted to the season in the bomber on which he was a your own community. In the hard crew member was shot down. red spring wheats, the better carl- ---V etles that are available for general ntu .De'--rne-' use are Pilot. Rival, Regent, Vesta and Thatcher. Study them as they i apply to your particular locality, i Praises letivities :Our country needs another .big fiax l crop too. There are a number of Of Red Cross varieties that show considerable rust resistance. None is considered resistant to easinG disease, but a few have shown relatively light in- The hell on earth which war fection of pasmo the past three must be, would be far more diffi- years, cult for our sea, land and air forces "Seed treatment is a smart idea," to survive---mentally and spiritually Dr. F. Gray Butcher, entomologist as well as physically--were it not for the state agricultural extensibn for the Red Cross which never service, told the audience. "Treat-Ileaves their side! The wounded ment improves the stand of grain and flax," Butehersaid, "because it checks seedling blights caused by seed-borne organisms. Since the stand is improved, the poten- tialities for yield are greater, and increased crop at harvest frequently occurs. Seed should be treated at least 24 hours prior to planting and treating can be done several d~, or even weeks, in advance." "Allocations and releases of new farm machinery in 1944 are going to help farmers get their job done," J. Clayton Russell, extension spec- ialist of the North Dakota Agri- cultural College, told the Institute, but he added a warning, "Don't think this new machinery is going to solve the whole problem." Rus- sell sald. "There still isn't going be all we want, and farmers need, therefore, again to repair and refit as far as possible their old machinery to have it ready to throw into the breach in coming months. Shop workers are busy. So see your shop man soon and arrange for repmrs. You can make some machines at home. too, to help, such as the hay buck mount- 'soldier, bullet-riddled on a South Pacific Jungle battlefield is given live-saving blood plasma provided through the Red Cross. Recover- ing in a hospital thousands of miles from home, he is freed of the mental torture that would be his if he could not communicate with his family--by the Red Cross which writes his letter for him, and sees to it that he too hears from home so that he may be secure in the knowledge that his loved ones are well. Taken pris- oner by the Japs he wouldn't sur- vive if it weren't for the food pro- vided by the Red Cross. Such is the story that came to us by one of our Golden Valley county war heroes. Joseph J. Svatosch, who recently returned from the South Pacific war zone via the hospital route, for he was wounded on July 13bb on New Georgia Island. and is now home in reserve. Joe Swtosch is a returning war hero. Perhaps he hasn't been de- corated with medals and acclaimed as such through the national press, but nevertheless he is a war hero just ~LS any serwceman is that Northern Pacific Running Diesel Locomotives ed on a tractor or pickup truck, faces the gun fire of the enemy The college has drawings to show ~n lithe of action Svatosch was you how." s-everely wounded and owes his life At the evenin-meeting Mr Mie- to the fact that he received two~ o , , 1 quarts of blood pla~ma at the sen gave a short outline of the l .... ' I water conservation and Missouri Combat Field Hospital at Rendova. I river diversion olan now being After being wounded in battle, l worked out as a post-war problem, he was taken to the navy hospital As a closing feature, a talking at Tulagi, then to New Hebrides moving picture featuring presen~ and ther~cc to Rendova. It was ceived favorably by the engineers, day wartime farm problems was here that he came in direct con- and after a few trips the men ::hewn. -tact with the good work of the IBeach High Places Third At District Touranment and Splons score six each for Richardton. Taylor, one of the strong teams m the Missouri Slope conference, overpowered Hebron after trouble in the first quarter, during which the Red Birds trailed. Rust was high gunner for Taylor with 12 points. Krieg paced Hebron with five. Golva's inexperienced five was unable ~o give Killdeer. the latter in ~ts second start, more than a good workout. The northern team moved into a substantial lead at the qtmrter and bettered its cause as the game progressed. Seidl ac- counted for 18 points for Killdeer, and Lorenz pegged in 8 for Golva. Sentinel Butte led Abbey through mbst of the first half, then sur- rendered when the Richardton team started its bid in the third quarter] with a well-balanced scoring lineup. Haulbrick led the losers with 14 points. The Bucs threw a score into the Cowboys in their Friday night game as they raced to a 7 to 3 lead before the Killdeer caters were able to get underway, The playing of Brunsvold, Buc guard, kept the Beach team in the running during the first half. The Bucs held a 9 to 8 first quarter lead and Ktndeer didn't go ahead until Gordon Huffman dropped in a basket as the second period opened. T~e Cowboys held a 20 to 14 halftime lead and pulled ahead 31 to 19 at the end of the third period and at the final whis- tle the score was 42-23, Don Seidl topped the scoring ] column with 20 points for the Cow-] boys while Bill Weinberger, scored ] II. Brunsvold was Beach s out- standing player, scoring 13 m~ Raymond Fasehing was a caller in Beach Saturday. I Henry Olson and Harold were business callers in Beach Tuesday. Elmer Kouba, who is home on furlough, and Ed Kouba, were Beach visitors Thursday. Fritz Fasching and Harold Zei- barth helped with butchering at Art Whites this week. Wilfred &amroth was a caller at Leroy Faschings in Beach Saturday evening. We extend our sincere sympathy to Mrs. Robert Carew of Carlyle, in the loss of her mother', Mrs. Matt Fleck. Mr. and i~rs. Ed Sherman and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Werner Nistler and Betty Ann were visitors at the Charles Otremba home on Sunday. Mrs. Gene Davis returned Monday from Texas, where she has been visiting her husband, who is in bhe hospital there. She is now staying at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson. Mrs. Sophie Strah returned to her home at Sanborn Friday morn- tug after spending the past two months visiting at the homes of her nieces, Mrs. L. Drewnlak and Ro- zina Fasching, Beac~h shoppers Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Pete Jesok, A1 Irons, Edith Carew, Worrier Nistler, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Zeibarth, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Drewnlak, and Mrs. Harold ~.eibarth and ~enneth. V~ RETURNS FROM CALIFORNIA Victor Renstrom, well known Golden Valley county farmer, who has been sojourning in California during the past few months, re- turned Monday. He reports as having spent ~ very enjoyable time in Callfornl~ visith~g with many old friends and enjoying the steri- le wonders. People looked wlth wonder upon the giant steam locomotives thet are being used by the Northern Pacific railway on its Yellowstone division between Mandan and Glendive, but now something new in the line of locomotive power has been added -- the diesel-electric. This new motive power has been in operation through Beach for the past two weeks and people who have had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of it as it passes through have been awed by its performance in pulling the heavy freight trains over the steep grades which are so much in evidence on this Yellowstone division. The four-unit locomotive is the first of 11 ordered by the NP at a cost of $500,000 each according to Northern Paelfic officials. Seven of the locomotives will be delivered this year" and four next year. Simiiar to locomotives now being used on the Rock Island and West- ern Pacific lines, the NP diesel- electric generates 5,400 horsepower and has 20 percent more power than the present double steam locomotive~. Top speed of the four-unit ma- chine is 80 miles an hour, but the 4aw permits only a 50 mile an hour limit for freights. Usual speed for the steam freight loco- motives is 40 miles an hour. Ellminates Fueling Stoim M~in advantage of the diesel- electric locomotive is that it elim- inates the numerous stops for coal and water that the steam locomo- tives require. On a round trip from Mandan to Glendive and back the new locomotive makes only one stop for refueling, while the steam type stops at Beach, Dickinson, and Glen Ullin, in addition to being aerviced at Mandan. Too long to be turned on a round table, the new locomotive has that problem solved since it can run either way, much the same as a street car. The locomotiw now making the Glendive-Mandan run Is expected to be replaced by a similar four- unit machine in 30 days and the present locomotive will be sent west to make a run through the mountains. The Yellowsmrm divis- ion is being used as a testing ground for the new diesel-electrlcs, since it is the toughest stretch on the line excluding the mountain runs. Engineers Pleased Both the steam and diesel-elec- tric type locomotives require the same number of men in a crew. The new locomotive is being re- Killdeer high school basketball team easily walked off with the class B tournamen honors for the 10th district in the three-day event which was played at the Dickinson State Teaches College, by eliminat- ing Dickinson's Model High in the finals by a one-sided score of 46 to 26. The Killdeer Cowboys were an outstanding team and paced by Don Seildel and Gordon Huffman, two boys who handle a basketball in a manner that thrills the fans, being able to shoot with either n~nd and from almost any angle or position on the floor. The Beach Buccaneers gave an excellent account of themselves in the final playoff with the Taylor Red Birds, winning easily by a score of 42 to 33 in one of the nicest played games of the tourna- ment to lake third p~ace. Killdeer advanced by downing Sentinel Butte, 38 to 19, and Golva, 39 to 19; Beach turned back Rich- ardton, 28 to 26; Taylor de[eated Hebron, 39 to 16, and Model high easily pasted Belfleld, 45 to 10. In a consolation game Richard- ton topped Sentinel Butte, 23 to 18, to eliminate t~e latter team from the tourney .... Huffman of Killdeer tossed In ~ points to pace his team in the nrs round game against Sentinel Butte, as the club led all the way. Zinsli sparked the losers wlth seven tallies. Beach and Richardton's Assump- tion Abbey team put on t~e top game of the first two rounds, RiOh- ardton came back to nearly knot the score in the last qudrter when Beach rolled to a good lead, then went scoreless through the second period. Gilman hit for nine points for Beach, and Haulbrick, Messmer R~d Cross. In addition to the blood plasma, l~e found the Red Cross workers eager and willing to help him write letters, read to him and provide many comforts that surely would not have been forth-t coming had it not been for the Red Cross. He a~preciated the kind deeds of the Red Cross and like thousands of other men in the ~rvice advises people at home to give all they can toward the work that is being carried on to provide medical care and comfort for those in the service. "Fighting for your liberty and mine." We stated that Joseph Svatosch hadn't been decorated with medals, but he does wear the Asiatic- Pacific Theatre Campaign medal, a medal for good conduct, a marks- man metal and one showing that he was an expert with a bayonet. As a member of the 169th he saw plenty of action and now that he is home. being transferred to the enlisted reserve after being dis- charged from the hospital, he is entitled to all the honors of the war hero, despite the fact that he was not welcomed home with fly- tag banners and the blare of the trumpet by our great multitude of flag waving patriots. The treatment Joe Svatoseh re- ceived at the hands of the Red Cross is one of the reasons why we at home should give all we possibly can to the Red Cross drive that is being carried on at this time. Will we fall our boys--your boy? Give more dollars to keep the RED CROSS always at "his" side. RISTUBEN FAMILY HONORED Thursday of last week Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Abel entertained at a seven o'clock dinner, given in honor of the M. G. PAstuben family. Cap Bryant, our former genial "cream- ery man" happened to be in town for ta~e day and was included among the guest& Cap gave him- self fifteen minutes to reach the station and board the train for Billings, Mont. easily adapt themselves to the new equipment. Built by the Electro-Motive di- ,Continued on Page Two) --'V-- Boy Scouts Hold Court o[ Honor On March 1st On March 1, the Boy Scout Court of Honor was held in the dining room of the City Hall. Presiding was W. S. Stutsman, Scoutmaster, with A. E. Kastein acting as speaker. He gave an in- teresting talk on character build- ing, and also recited some of his well known poems. Preceding the speech, the Badges of Merit were given out to those entitled to them, and this was followed by the rest of the evening being spent in games and a big feed for all the boys and their mothers. Those awarded the ,badges are as follows: Tenderfoot--Merle Gordon, Don- ald Ketther, Jack Wenberg, Lowell Carlson, Ray Marmon, John Han- sqn, Bob Severson, Raymond Sever- son, Robert Woodhull. Blille Uhl- alan. Second Class--Jack Sleight, Neff Koshney, Elmer Roland. Marvin Swan, Carl Sorenson, and Orville Jandt, Associate Members---punky Deer- her, Bonnell Oison, Billie Stutsman, Harland Brunsvold, and Billy Johnson. ~V BEACH I~L%R~ET8 Corrected Wednesday Noon) Wheat ........................ $1.40 Flax .......................... ~ Barley ................ ~kSc to 94c Oats .......................... ~i Cream V Mrs. Raymond Noyas is on the sick l~t this Week.