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J7 HISTORICAL SOCIETY Bismarck, N. Dak. Kl 11-11-51 THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE ftengWa for Today it W eliv 'O !h building 1'"!, vry humft (win brouifit Th Weather Continued Mild Ixiw Tonight Near 10 North Dakota's Oldest Newspaper Established 1873 VOLUME 78 NUMBER 42 BISMARCK. N. D., MONDAY. FEBRUARY 13, 1951 PRICE nYE CENTS n Browsing JV Around D) p ALLAN EASTMAN Pie question for today "If you r to K th question for today tut question would you ask?" The answert Caroline Considine, 411 Eleventh a i.Vno Is the cause of the teen-problem, parents or teen- "'Brtty Ode. 703 Ave, F. "I really cut think of a thing right now." p.ni Abbott, St. Alexius Nurse j!oIiif."Wht Ji your favorite 'Betty Bidwell. 815 Sixteenth St. I don't know." Mm. George Lewis, Ft. Lincoln." 'Something about the weather" CENTER The geographical center of North ; Dakota, says Mrs. A. h. Merr, uu Ave. B Is not at McClusky, as reported in this column, but at Den iwif. All Denhoff school children earn this fact early, she says, as the Biaraer snowing me ceiiiat oi the state stands within a few feet ! of their school. ! Not so, according to records In ' (lie state historical society flics. The ; records read, in part, "In 1932 Rob- crt E. Kennedy, state engineer of 1 rth Dakota, prepared a mapj showing Its geograpnic center to oe U relies west and 8.8 miles south of McClusky, in Sheridan county." And this same record reveals that the geographical center of the North American continent Is not at Hughy, as a reader recently wrote. The record reads: "In 1928 Edward M. Douglas, of the Board of Sur veys and Maps of the United States Geological Survey determined the approximate geographic center of the mainland of North America excluding islands) to be in Pierce county, North Dakota, latitude 48 degrees 10 minutes, longitude 100 degrees 10 minutes. This point is located about two miles North of Orrln or about 16 miles south and ,-even miles west of Rugtjy. It is interesting to note that using this point as a center, the circumference of a circle with a 1300 mile radius will pass through or near Mew York City, San Frai'Hvo, New Orleans and the Arctic coast . . " GADGET Ladies, a London scientist can tell : by the way you Iron your husband's i shirts Just what kind of a woman , you are. He does It by means of a fMlgrt he has Invented, an ironing recorder. The expert says quick, KirtlefS Ironing with frequent fhange of direction means toe lady Is n erratic person and dislikes Household chores. II the moves the Iron jerkily and unevenly, she has an artistic, impulsive temperment and would be better at a career than homemak-wg. And If she often goes back over the same piece of cloth, she is easy Boing but Insecure. She prefers her husband to make decisions of the family. MAIL In the mall a letter from M. J. Olson, Jr., Drtscoll, He writes: Permit me to suggest a slogan for N'orth Dakota motor vehicle plates. As everyone knows the largest amount of revenue collected in North Dakota Is from the sale of "vhe.it and livestock. The state of Kansas already has a corner of the former, having advertised Kansas as "The Wheat State" for some vears. Let them have that distinction. What I have in mind Is the vhite face, the Angus steer and the 0 rent baby beef at its mother's side. They lifted me out of financial ruin after farming on a large scale during the drouth years, and likewise for my neighbor across the road. Yes, and they did that for 'our neighbor, whoever It might be. So I suggest we advertise our great Hate as "The Home of the Hereford" and respectfully petition the honorable law-making body of the state, now In session, to have the same placed on motor vehicle tllEfS.' I'll stick with "Opportunity 8tate", as the best slogan. Herefords for '"stern and central North Dak-oans, wheat and beets for the east, Potatoes for northern Red River Valley farmers. Lignite for central citizens, awl who knows, maybe oil '"t all. Add them all and what do we have? North Dakota, the "Opportunity State." . ARTIST I doubt that many of our people 'mow that Lee Logan, local com-:nerclal artist, was the man who '"w the pictures to illustrate the 'Guadalcanal Diary" when that or J1 appeared In Life magazine several years ago. Logan said he uarie the sketches, when he served Guadalcanal, at the request of a Wlow soldier. - "All I had to work with", he ;'ild, "was a grease pencil and Per. I had no Idea the sketches would later be used to Illustrate fife's version of the story. The .'irst I knew about it was when I Received a check In the mall for !,-40. I was In a hospital at Battle reck, Mich., at the time and the 'heck was a welcome surprise." Wan, a Bozeman, Montana, man '? birth, came to Bismarck from f'argo to open his studio here. He fa studied art In Chicago and "ivanse of a scholarship won In the tJiicago school, was given an opportunity to work under the dlrec-n of Norman Rockwell, a famed "'Wazine cover artist, for three iionths. Charles R i i-: r ' - a. ! ' - -r ; " ; . v I Vv I J ' t f - w i m Charles 11. CX R Felton Resigns As Scout Executive Oren R. Felton, Scout executive of the Missouri Valley council here for three years, resigned the position Sunday to accept a new assignment with regional Scout headquarters in St. Paul. Fclton's resignation was tendered at a meeting of the council's executive board at Mandan Sunday afternoon. Council Pres. S. E. Halpern, Man-dan, said the board "accepted the Judges' Pay Raise Tops House Action A vote In the house on a bill to raise salaries of district and supreme court Judges marked the beginning of the next to last week of the North Dakota legislature Monday. All bills now have been acted on bv at least one of the two houses. "The Judges' salary bill is one of 20 senate bills up for a vote in the house Monday. The salaries of supreme court Judges would be hiked from $6,000 to $7,500 and those of district judges from $5,000 to $fi.000. Another senate measure on the house calendar would do away with authority for counties to retain half of mineral rights to land they sell. Eleven minor house bills are up for a vote in the senate Monday. One would require the state to finance public assistance to persons in North Dakota by reason of federal projects. Continued Mild Forecast Here Bismarck Is in line to share more of western North Dakota's mild February weather. A low of 10 above Is forecast for Monday night while Tuesday is expected to bring highs near 30 degrees In the Bismarck area. Southwest winds Tuesday are predicted with resultantly higher temperatures in the western part of the sta te. Korean Peace Efforts Get Underway in UN UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.-ti-New efforts to nejotiate a Korean peace with Communist China get under way at the United Nations Monday. Assembly president Nasrollah En-lezam of Iran has summoned the so-called good-offices committee to meet In his skyscraper office at headquarters here to make a start 011 the task. i Roburlsoii resignation with regret" and that It has no Idea as to who will succeed Felton. A committee was appointed to select a new executive as soon as possible. Felton will leave Bismarck Mar. 15 to assume his new duties, including directorship of life region's wilderness canoe base in northern Minnesota. Felton became executive here Nov. 15, 1947, and since then the council has experienced a growth of almost one-fourth In both number of units and number of Scouts. The number of districts In the council was reduced from 13 to eight, the round-table type of district meeting was introduced, and other changes were m a de. The number of Scouts in the council attending summer camp hit a new high last year. Reports given the executive board Sunday Indicated steady continued growth. Since the first of the year a new troop, at Linton, and a new Explorer post, at Riverdale, have been added, and 87 new Scouts have brought the council Scout census to an all-time high of 2,187. H. B. Gorton, Region 10 deputy, attended the meeting. Felton said Monday that he plans to leave Mar. 15 but his wife and son won't Join him until after school It out here and suitable housing is obtained in St. Paul. Hanley Says He Got Nothing for Running NEW YORK-(P)-The New York Times reported Monday that Joe R. Hanley has affirmed to U. S. senate investigators that he received no money, property or anything else of value as a consideration for running for the senate last November. The Times report, from Washington, said the former lieutenant governor, also had offered to give the senate subcommittee on privileges and elections all his financial records for 1950. Montanan Appointed To Treasury Office WASHINGTON - IIP) Senator Murray iD-MonU announced Saturday appointment of William H. Hartley, former Montana customs collector, to the bond sales division of the treasury department. Bartley, a former railroad conductor, will be assigned to promotion of sales among railroaders. Royal To the person guessing the rlnest time of the Missouri River Ice Break-up. Tome Into our store and register in our Royal Book. Only one person may ftiesi a particular Interval in lime. I'lcase duu't mall in jeur (uts. Robertson Was Member Of Congress Three Terms Charles R. Robertson, former congressman and for many years a Bismarck merchant, died here Sunday of a heart attack. Mr. Robertson, who served three terms as a Republican member from North Dakota of the United States house of representatives, w as 63 years old. Death came to him shortly after S p.m. Friends reported he had not been feeling well during the day and so went to bed, where he died without reawakening. The Robertson home here Is at 500 Fifth St. Mr. Robertson leaves his widow and one brother, David Robertson of Jamestown, as the only members of his immediate family. The former congressman will be burled In Minneapolis, where brief funeral services are tentatively planned for Wednesday morning, at the Lee Mortuary. The Rev. Joseph Machman, pastor of the First Fresbytertan church In Bismarck, will officiate. No services will be held in Bismarck, but the body will lie in state at the Perry funeral home here until 4 p. m. Monday. It will be sent to Minneapolis tonight. Mr. Robertson with his wife was (Continued on Page 3) Rail Union Pleads Guilly in Courl;; Fined $75,000 WASHINGTON P) The brotherhood of railroad trainmen pleaded guilty to contempt of court Monday in the recent "sick" strikes In rail-yards and was fined $75,000. Federal Judge Edward A. Tamm ordered the fine in U. S. district court here Immediately after the surprise plea. He said he was flnlnr the union $50,000 for criminal contempt as a "punitive" penalty for the strikes which occurred despite army operation of the railroads. The other $25,000 for civil contempt was intended to compensate the government for the cost of bringing the legal proceedings against the union. Judge Tamm said It would require "a firm of accountants working for years" to determine the actual damages suffered by the public in delayed service, missed connections or the blocking of shipments of munitions and supplies to Korea. The union already had drawn a $25,000 fine in a parallel case before federal judge Igoe in Chicago. That verdict is being appealed. Another such charge also had been filed by the government In Cleveland, union headquarters. Water System Copper Ban Off WASHINCTON (VP) The government Monday lifted Its ban on the use of copper for water systems in homes after March 1. At the same time it banned or limited the use of copper after April 1 in more than 60 other products among them coffee makers, home and farm freezers, waffle irons, and refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. All Aboard For the Space Travel Said 'Near POINT M U G U, CALIF. (AP) Space travel is "closer than most people realize," says the senior test engineer for the Fail-child guided missiles division at the navy's secret missile test center here. proof, Arthur V. St. Germain offered detailed plans for a flve-s'age rocket which he said could carry two men to the moon, land tin re and return. He said his design, vhlle mt in production, is practlral with "the application of techniques already at our disposal." "This is probably the first time In history that people have known so much about an Inven .Portable Prepare For Convention Legion Committees Named ' V . - 1 V ' a .,: - . : '- .a- - MRS. C. W. LEIFI'R N. D. in Federal Funds Last Year FARGO-i North Dakota re-celved $5,393,388 in federal funds in the fiscal year ended June 30 to operate health, welfare and education programs. The total was disclosed In a report Issued by J. S. Doarn, director of the federal security office in Kansas City, Mo. Retired workers, their wives and dependent children, received $406,000 unneYthe federal' old 'age and survivors insurance system from the social security administration. Worker's survivors got $273,000 and lump sum payments totalling $32,000 were made to survivors not immediately available lor monthly benefits. Public assistance grants to North Dakota included aid to dependent children $756,353, old age assistance $2,730,608 and aid to the blind $36,208. Children's bureau grants to the state's maternal and child health, crippled children's and welfare service amounted to $189,782. Other grants included: $75,130 or general services; $272,070 for construction of new or additional hospital facilities: $214,680 for vocational education; and $81,130 for restoring physically handicapped non-veterans. The $5,393,388 in federal contributions compares with $4,946,880 the preceedlng year. Six Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes SAN FRANCISCO IIP) Six men were feared drowned in the second boat capsizing in 15 days in treach erous waters off San Francisco's golden gate. A coast guard helicopter plucked 55-year-old George J. Monaco of San Francisco out of the water. He is the only known survivor of the fishing boat Joane which keeled over Sunday In heavy breakers. The party of San Franciscans was catching and tagging salmon In the state fish and game department's fish-tracing program. An army tug capsized outside the golden gate Feb. 3 with 20 aboard. Three soldiers and three airmen on a weekend fishing excursion were lost. GAR VET DIES WAUSEON. O.-wn-Daniel Clinga - man, 104, Ohio's last surviving vet - eran of the Grand Army of the Re public, died here Sunday. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage three weeks ago. Moon tion yet to be made," he said In an interview Sunday. St. Germain Is an authority on rockets, missiles and jet engines. Point Mugu Is the site from which the navy launches top secret weapons which travel hundreds of miles out to sea. St. Germain's spaceship is one of the latest concepts for travel to the moon and back. But. the fact that be could talk about it for publication Indicates the craft is not an immediate pruject. The spaceship would tower 325 feet into the air above the launching site, weigh 300,000 pounds and attain a speed of 25,000 miles an hour. Power would be provided by four rockets, one telescoped inside the other, which would drop off one by Dies Oommlttee appointments for the itnte American legion couvenUon vhich .411 be held here June 23-26 mere announced Monday by Oen-ral Chairman CHlb'rt Olson. Olson and the committee chair-nan met here Friday with Depart-nent Adjutant Jack Williams and jfgan making preliminary plans Hie committees were named by the ommittee on committees which is leaded by Post Commander Earl toyd. Committees and their mniibera iamed Include: (first name' Is haimian) Registration, Lyle Adams and farry Rosenthal; Housing, Evan Uns and Ed Martinson; Policing 'nrade and Parking, Duane Davis, Ferris Cordner, Sr., A. M. Rolt and M. T. Bradford; Finance, Milton lue, A. L. Hlrsch and Gordon En-gen; Musical Organir.ations and Entortuliunent, John Conrad, Clark Monroe, Ryder Hamro and S. S. (Continued on Page 3) Yanks Punch 4 Miles Into Red Stronghold TOKYO (AI1) Counter-attackinrr Americans smashed four miles into the heart of a Korean Red stronghold in east-central Korea Monday. Hundreds of Communists were killed. On the central and western fronts, the badly mauled Chinese withdrew from the battlclines. Lt, Gen. Matthew R. Ridjrway said his Allied forces had won a decisive victory on these fronts. But he said the VC Boy, Sister Killed in Crash 01 Truck, Car VALLEY City (AP) A 21-year-old rural Valley City girl and her 7-year-old brother were killed on Highway 10 four miles east of Valley City Sunday evening at about 5:15 in a car-truck crash. Dead are Ronald Staub, 7, and Doris Staub, 21, both children of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Staub of rural Valley City. The father was driving when the Staub car skidded into the path of an approaching truck, according to Coroner Hub Peterson of Barnes county. Because of a heavy fog, visibility was very poor. Staub apparently was passing another car when he saw the truck. Icy pavement caused him to skid spinning completely around so that the truck hit the rear of the Staub car. The car was thrown off the road, landing on Its top. The two right doors were sprung opm, throwing the four occupants out of the car. Witnesses said the boy wras pinned under the rear wheels of the truck cab. The girl was crushed as the truck ran over her. The driver of the truck, Phillip Sundby of Fargo was not hurt. Mr. and Mrs. Staub were hospitalized In Valley City. Early Aviation Man Dies in California NEVADA CITY, CAUF.-O')-Lyman Gilmore, 74, who experl- ! m e n t e d with neavler-tnan-air planes in the nearby Sierra Nevada foothills before the Wright brothers made their first successful flight at Kitty Hawk, N. C, to 1903, died Sunday. one as the ship roared upward through the earth's gravitational sphere. The fifth rocket, carrying the crew, would coast to the moon once it reached outer space. Its fuel would be conserved for the trip home. The return Journey would require far less fuel because the moon being smaller than the earth, has little gravitational pull. St. Germain said liquid hydrogen nd oxygen would b- the best fuels, j.i hi f .inmin eng.n7 ... ..t.ij iontin,, n ih " "" . nioon would be made taU first, with jeis and rockets acting as brakes. Nothing to Buy! Yea Dcn'l Have !o Bay Anything la Wis ft! Royal Portable Here CILBtRT OLHON Chinese Reds have enough niaetl troops to prevent a successful Allied crossing north of parallel 38 If the Reels commit them. The artion on the east-central front was ' dewlo,trij( at ln i points norlh of herhon, key I highway and rail renter 29 air j miles southeast of Wnnjii. A. P. Correspondent Tom Stone i reported a ta.sk force, rolling be-1 hind heavy artillery barrages and j fighter-jomber strikes, punched four miles northward to within one j mile of Chuchon. j Chuchon is 10 miles north of Cheehon. The task force jumped off at 9 a.m. (8 p.m., CST, Sunday) and advanced over snow-covered mountain roads. Stone said artillery lire alone accounted for more than 200 enemy dead. Small arms skirmishes continued throughout the day along the path of the advance, Trailer-Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 21 AUSTIN, MINN. IIP) A bus groping through heavy fog on an icy highway crashed info a parked semi-trailer truck near here early Monday, killing two women and Injuring 21 other persons. At least 15 were admitted to St. Olaf hospital and two were in critical condition. The bus carried 31 passengers. Sheriff Albert E, Rcinartz Identified one of the dead as Mrs. Mildred E. Fischer, 62, Waconia, Minn. The other body was that of a middle-aged woman. A purse found near the body contained the name of Mrs. Leonard J. 'Catherine) n.nlTt i ftR Flfflit.h Kirppt. KMlt.h east, Minneapolis. Authorities could not immediately e.tab'ish that the f '" "-L..a .... m n,h iclflcally assigned to a new loan dead woman was Mrs. Breeht. Critically injured were Louis Swehla, 50, Austin, and Carolyn Matthews, 23, Albert, tea. The JefR-rson Transportation Co. bus was on its way from Kansas City to Minneapolis. The crash occurred as the semitrailer truck, which had run out of gas, was being refueled on highway 218 about four miles north of Austin. 98 Per Cent of Yanks Saved by Korea Medics BALTIMORE -(Ph- Ninety-eight per cent of the wounded American soldiers treated in Korea recover, an army medical officer reported. Col. Laurence A. Potter, assistant chief of medical plans and operations In the office of the army sur-seon general, told 350 reserve medi cal officers Sunday this represents a big gain over previous records. During World War n, he said, 96 per cent of the wounded recovered. And during the first world War 92 per cent pulled through. ESTIMATE POPl'LATIOV WASHINGTON 'F The census bureau eslimaieu Aiouasy uim .... ..... portion of the United State, in- eludine members of the armed I - ..i, niM-,mi forces yverijf, on Jan. 1. c: o Edwards Telis Of Possible Air Fighting The possibility that North Dakota might become a battleground in an air war was suggested Monday by the state's adjutant general. Brig. Gen. H.'ber L. Kd-wards told the North Dakota house of representatives ppro-prlaUona committee "it Is entirely conceivable'' that this stale, lying between Vladivu-tok and Chicago, could be the locale of aerial llfthting In a war with Ru&sla. Edwards said lie wanted to point, out the possibility to dispel any Indifference to civil di fene planning resulting from the quotum he has heard asked, "why should an enemy attack in North DakuU?" Said Edwards: "If we were the enemy In a r annlint the Iinlted States, we would want to bomb America's great shipping centers, one of thrm Chicago. If the enemy were Russia, the jumplng-off place nuxit loelral for an air attack on (,'hleano would be Vladivostok. North Dakota is pretty much In t direct line between the two cltlcn. "Nobody has ever been able to pl-k his own battleground, a battleground Is wherever two forces happen to meet." The hou.-.e ppripriations committee forthwith voted to recom-ment pa&.Hge of a civil dWense bill. already passed by the senate, with some amendments proposed by Edwards. Two of the amendments the committee voted to recommend for adoption with the bill itself are of major nature. One Is an emergency t'ni'e to m;ke the bill effective Immediately tion house passage, senate concurrence and signing by the governor. The c'lier would give Die governor additional civil defense powers. rewards said the giving of tittr governor, as (reneral director of the slate civil drfenie agenry, additional powers would speed action in emergencies. The governor would head a j'sie (Continued on Page 3i Truman Proposes Dissolving RFC Five-Man Board WASHINGTON IIP President Truman Monday bowed to congressional criticism of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and proposed that the present five-man board of directors be replaced by a single top boss. Mr, Truman submitted a reorganization plan to congress Just ahead of the projected public hearing to air charges, that a White House aide and others have exerted Influence on the multi-billion dollar lending agency. Under the reorganization plan, the big government lending agency would continue "as a separate entity in the executive branch of the government." The President's plan provides for the abolition of the present five-member board of directors whose names he resubmitted to congress only a few days atto. In his message, toe President said the plan gives the single admlnls- 1 J e functions of the present policy board and to a board of review. Picket Reinforcements Aid Textile Strikers BOSTON IIP) Picket reinforcements were ordered out Monday as a strike of 70,000 CIO wool and worsted workers went into lis fourth day to enforce a demand for a 1S-ceiits-an-hour pay boost. Marchers were scheduled to picket 160 mills in New England and about six other states in the east and south in the first industry-wide stoppage in the 11-ycar history of the textile workers Union of America (CIOl. The union said average hourh wage at present is $1.42. Enter New Bid For No. 1 Mcany Theft of approximately $12.00 from the Presbyterian church office was reported to poUre here Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Joseph Bachman, the church's paxtor. He said the missing money included about $6.00 In pennies and approximately that amount In other small change. Police have ben questioning several juveniles in connection wllh the theft. Ph. me KS . . Bixnarck 314 Slain SMS!!

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