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i PAGI Two * :00dit 00ri00dly Speaking GOOD OR IMPROVED ROADS COME HIGH Want to know something about road building? If for some unknown reason you decided to pay for a mile of concrete paving and your salary was $5,000 a year, it would take every cent of your pay check for16 years or $80,000. , Another example: this time supposing you were torn be- tween the alternatives of paying for a mile of black top (asphal- tic concrete surfacing) or putting the money into a house. In that case you would have a $24,300 house in mind. Not many of us have an idea how much $80,000, or even $25,000, is until we translate it into less costly and more fam- iliar things. A report on North Dakota highway department activity in 1955 carried some figures on average construction costs which didn't mean much until we started translating them. Here are some more "f'rinsances." If you drive a $2,500 car, you would need a garage the size of a small armory to hold the 62 cars you could buy for the cost of a mile of grading which is $15,500. Likewise, a cigarette smoker would recognize immediately he could buy 5,500 packs of fags for the price of a mile of graveling ($1,650). At a pack a day that amounts to some 15 years of puffing. Remember, these are comparisons for only one mile of road work. North Dakota improved 1,400 miles of roads in 1955 at a cost of around 12 million dollars. County projects included 837 of these miles while state work took in 563 miles. In addition to the 563 miles of state work, 300 miles was placed under contract but was not completed by the end of the year. Those contracts will cost another $5,000,000. At the close of 1955 the state primary and secondary sys- tems totalled 6,394 miles. Of this amount 2,661 was black top- ed, 151.5 was concrete and the remainder gravel. State highway construction work is paid for partly through matching funds made available by the Federal government. This matching paid for about 50 per cent of the North Dakota highway construction. Edlnburg Plans groundwork yet to be done before that is possible. The village has to Lagoon Type .t up a special district, publish a rtolutlon of necesity, approve the I Sewerage System e,'a plans and advertise for The village of Edinburg has made bida preliminary plans for a lagoon type " "- sewerage  expected to cost approximately $70,000. K. B. MacKichan and Associates of Grand Forks is the engineering firm handilng the project. Roy Neste. Park River attorney who is the town's legal consultant on the project, says the steps re- maining include the bringing an addition at the edge of town into the city limits, He added that the town would Like to let the contracts in March but there is considerable ± ]Pl . I I SPRING WATER Fer high quality, all pur- pose spring water contact the state licensed, state approved KJOS. BROS. SPRINGS Min- eral content well within the limits recommended by the American Public Health As- sociation. Delivered by CARL'S SPRING WATER SERVICE Grafton, Phone 534 ALMER BJERKE Grafton, Phone 743 OLIVER DESAUTEL Hoople, Dial 32471 KJOS BROS. SPRINGS Park River Dial 23120 Let00 Arrange lhig Week T. F. MEAGHER AND SON Park River, North Dakota WALSH COUNTY P, PARK  NORTH DAKOTA :i:: :i[ THIHtSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1956 VFW Announces Magazine Drive The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grafton Post No. 9367, announces I the of their magazine sub- start I scription campaign. Alvin Wolden, I Post Commander; states that the [commissions derived will be used to purchase new portable sickroom equipment for the treatment of pa- tients in their own homes, and will also go toward the Cancer Research Building Fund. A bonded representative of the publisher will call on all residents to explain the plan in full detail. The representative will bear a let- ter of authorization and identifica- tion from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Grafton Post 9367. signed by the Officers and Members: James A. Brintnell. Dept. Commander: Alvin Wolden, Post Commander: Carmen Syvertson, Quartermaster: R. D. Ficher. Adjutant: Truman Mattson, Past Commander: Camille Sevigny, Sr. Vice Commander; Robert O. Gire, Member: Charles Matcha, Past Commander. The plan has also been endorsed by the Park River Post No. 1867, and the letters of authorizatio have been signed by Richard Olson, Post Commander: Joe Fail and Lloyd A. Gilbertson, Past Officers• The plan will be considered as a community service project and not as a request for donations. Dona- tions wiU not be accepted by either the representative or the organiza- tion. Every resident cooperating will get value received in well known magazine subscrtptiona The Veter- ans of Foreign Wars, wishes to an- nounce that this new portable sick- room equipment when received, will be housed with the V. F. W. Posts in Grafton and Park River, to most conveniently serve the residents of the various communities; and will be made available for temporary I use to all residents, doctors and I nurses in the towns and the sur-] rounding rural area at all times] without charge. Welfare Board Re-Elects Officers All officers of the Walsh county welfare board were re-elected at the annual meeting Dee. 29 at the board office in the court house at Grafton. Heading the board is J. W. Mate- jcek. Lankin: H. E. Everson. Graf- on. is vice chairman and Mrs. O. H. Lundquist. Adams, secretary- treasurer. Other members are Oscar Lykken. Grafton: T. A. Meagher, Park River: Lloyd Morwood. Forest River. and G. K. Ness. Jr.. Fordville. Board Names 1956 Committees Committees for 1956 were appoint- ed as the January meeting of the board of county commissioners got l under way at the court house in 1Grafton. Oscar Lykken, commission- 'er for the first district, was named chairman to succeed Carl Stensland, Adarr, fifth district commissionner. Named were the following com- mittees: Bridges- District ] and 2. Mr. Lykken and Hilary Riske: districts 3. 4 and 5. Mr. Stensland, Joseph Bina and J. W. Matejcek. Roads--The commissioner of each district to be overseer of roads, bridges and culverts in his district. Purchasing--For stationery, sup- plies and office equipment, Chair- man Lykken, Auditor Clarence Moe and Treasurer Vera Carlson in amounts from $25.00 to $100.00. For amounts over $100.00, chairman and all commissioners. Court house and Jail--Chairman and entire board. Finance---Chairman and entire board when in scion. When not in session, the ehaman of board, the auditor and trearer. Insanity comrsion Dr. C. J. Glaspel and Joe:Myers. Dr. Glaspel v reappointed su- perintendent of blic heath in the county. Rates for boahng of prisoners in custody of :e county sheriff were again set ;$1.50 per day for each pmsoner. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Danielson and daughter, Gaff of Lake Bronson, Minn., spent Wednesady and Thurs- i day at the home of Mr. and Mrs." Theo. Halvorson. WALSH COUNTY PRESS Mrs. Harry O'Brien, Publisher Published every Thursday from The Press building, Park River, N. D., and entered in the Park River post- office under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. $2.50 in N. D. $3 a year elsewhere. Ou of Town Customers Save by Mail! r savings will earn THREE PERCENT DIVIENDS, paid semi-annually. And, every depct is insured up to TEN THOUSAND DOIARS! We have paid continuous divid- endgor 69 years. Write for free details, in- cludg free folder and postage-paid envelop- es f(the convenience of our customers. Gend forks Federal Salngs Loan Association Foxerly G. F. Building & Loan Association ESTABLIBHED 1 ! 3 Seh 4th rand Forks, N. Dak. ONE 8-MILE DRIVE WILL PROVE IT Your driving is easier_you i t'eel safer_ in TH : El(3 i. The stunning Mercury MontClair 2.door hardtop with distinctive low profile and Flo-Tonelor styling. Easier riding and handling on sharp turns-new comfort on bumpy roads-widest choice of safety features in its field help explain whyTHE BIG M is the big buy for 1956. of passing, makes hill.climbing as, effort- less as breathing. You'll discover the new peace of mind provided by THE nIg M'S new Safety-First Design. For this year Mercury offers 10 new safety features, including the only impact.absorbing steering wheel in its field. So see us for a test ride. Compare our prices and you'll find that THE Bm M is aS Riding is so much better than reading. That's why we invite you to take a demon° stration drive in our Bm M. Then you'll feel THE BIG M'S/eX act/on firsthand--how ball-joint front suspension adjusts itself instantly to rough roads, ruts, and curves. And you'll experience the reflex.action response of THE BIG M'S new SAFETY-SURGE BIG OF THE BIG M 1 NEW REFLEICTION PERFORMANCE. THE BIG Msponds to your every €ommand--go, stop, €limb, lss--qu|˘k as an athlete's reflex. On all roads an'rves, Mercury adjusts instantly, auto- matically, four ease and comfort. 2 B/G M BFJ'Y. New long, v profile. Distinctive Flo-Tone color styling. Cleclned beauty for young-minded people. 3 NEW SAFE'I:IRST DES/GN. Widest choiof safety features; impact-absorbing steering wh safety door locks at no extra cost; padded inshent panel, safety belts, optional. 4 PROVABLELUE. Low price  you buylow cost while you drive. For 4 years It resale value in its field. Many dividend features foeeater performance and convenience. 130"09 V-8 engine--how it takes the tension out easy to own as it is to drive. [For 1956_,he big move is ,o THE BIG 00ERCURY' !i R, { DI C T( El PARK RIVE RTH DAKOTA I ii m ,lift  BATEMAN MOTOa$ M. S. BATEMAN---ROLAND BATEMAN i ,, i i i DIAL 22721 i PAGI Two * :00dit 00ri00dly Speaking GOOD OR IMPROVED ROADS COME HIGH Want to know something about road building? If for some unknown reason you decided to pay for a mile of concrete paving and your salary was $5,000 a year, it would take every cent of your pay check for16 years or $80,000. , Another example: this time supposing you were torn be- tween the alternatives of paying for a mile of black top (asphal- tic concrete surfacing) or putting the money into a house. In that case you would have a $24,300 house in mind. Not many of us have an idea how much $80,000, or even $25,000, is until we translate it into less costly and more fam- iliar things. A report on North Dakota highway department activity in 1955 carried some figures on average construction costs which didn't mean much until we started translating them. Here are some more "f'rinsances." If you drive a $2,500 car, you would need a garage the size of a small armory to hold the 62 cars you could buy for the cost of a mile of grading which is $15,500. Likewise, a cigarette smoker would recognize immediately he could buy 5,500 packs of fags for the price of a mile of graveling ($1,650). At a pack a day that amounts to some 15 years of puffing. Remember, these are comparisons for only one mile of road work. North Dakota improved 1,400 miles of roads in 1955 at a cost of around 12 million dollars. County projects included 837 of these miles while state work took in 563 miles. In addition to the 563 miles of state work, 300 miles was placed under contract but was not completed by the end of the year. Those contracts will cost another $5,000,000. At the close of 1955 the state primary and secondary sys- tems totalled 6,394 miles. Of this amount 2,661 was black top- ed, 151.5 was concrete and the remainder gravel. State highway construction work is paid for partly through matching funds made available by the Federal government. This matching paid for about 50 per cent of the North Dakota highway construction. Edlnburg Plans groundwork yet to be done before that is possible. The village has to Lagoon Type .t up a special district, publish a rtolutlon of necesity, approve the I Sewerage System e,'a plans and advertise for The village of Edinburg has made bida preliminary plans for a lagoon type " "- sewerage  expected to cost approximately $70,000. K. B. MacKichan and Associates of Grand Forks is the engineering firm handilng the project. Roy Neste. Park River attorney who is the town's legal consultant on the project, says the steps re- maining include the bringing an addition at the edge of town into the city limits, He added that the town would Like to let the contracts in March but there is considerable ± ]Pl . I I SPRING WATER Fer high quality, all pur- pose spring water contact the state licensed, state approved KJOS. BROS. SPRINGS Min- eral content well within the limits recommended by the American Public Health As- sociation. Delivered by CARL'S SPRING WATER SERVICE Grafton, Phone 534 ALMER BJERKE Grafton, Phone 743 OLIVER DESAUTEL Hoople, Dial 32471 KJOS BROS. SPRINGS Park River Dial 23120 Let00 Arrange lhig Week T. F. MEAGHER AND SON Park River, North Dakota WALSH COUNTY P, PARK  NORTH DAKOTA :i:: :i[ THIHtSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1956 VFW Announces Magazine Drive The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grafton Post No. 9367, announces I the of their magazine sub- start I scription campaign. Alvin Wolden, I Post Commander; states that the [commissions derived will be used to purchase new portable sickroom equipment for the treatment of pa- tients in their own homes, and will also go toward the Cancer Research Building Fund. A bonded representative of the publisher will call on all residents to explain the plan in full detail. The representative will bear a let- ter of authorization and identifica- tion from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Grafton Post 9367. signed by the Officers and Members: James A. Brintnell. Dept. Commander: Alvin Wolden, Post Commander: Carmen Syvertson, Quartermaster: R. D. Ficher. Adjutant: Truman Mattson, Past Commander: Camille Sevigny, Sr. Vice Commander; Robert O. Gire, Member: Charles Matcha, Past Commander. The plan has also been endorsed by the Park River Post No. 1867, and the letters of authorizatio have been signed by Richard Olson, Post Commander: Joe Fail and Lloyd A. Gilbertson, Past Officers• The plan will be considered as a community service project and not as a request for donations. Dona- tions wiU not be accepted by either the representative or the organiza- tion. Every resident cooperating will get value received in well known magazine subscrtptiona The Veter- ans of Foreign Wars, wishes to an- nounce that this new portable sick- room equipment when received, will be housed with the V. F. W. Posts in Grafton and Park River, to most conveniently serve the residents of the various communities; and will be made available for temporary I use to all residents, doctors and I nurses in the towns and the sur-] rounding rural area at all times] without charge. Welfare Board Re-Elects Officers All officers of the Walsh county welfare board were re-elected at the annual meeting Dee. 29 at the board office in the court house at Grafton. Heading the board is J. W. Mate- jcek. Lankin: H. E. Everson. Graf- on. is vice chairman and Mrs. O. H. Lundquist. Adams, secretary- treasurer. Other members are Oscar Lykken. Grafton: T. A. Meagher, Park River: Lloyd Morwood. Forest River. and G. K. Ness. Jr.. Fordville. Board Names 1956 Committees Committees for 1956 were appoint- ed as the January meeting of the board of county commissioners got l under way at the court house in 1Grafton. Oscar Lykken, commission- 'er for the first district, was named chairman to succeed Carl Stensland, Adarr, fifth district commissionner. Named were the following com- mittees: Bridges- District ] and 2. Mr. Lykken and Hilary Riske: districts 3. 4 and 5. Mr. Stensland, Joseph Bina and J. W. Matejcek. Roads--The commissioner of each district to be overseer of roads, bridges and culverts in his district. Purchasing--For stationery, sup- plies and office equipment, Chair- man Lykken, Auditor Clarence Moe and Treasurer Vera Carlson in amounts from $25.00 to $100.00. For amounts over $100.00, chairman and all commissioners. Court house and Jail--Chairman and entire board. Finance---Chairman and entire board when in scion. When not in session, the ehaman of board, the auditor and trearer. Insanity comrsion Dr. C. J. Glaspel and Joe:Myers. Dr. Glaspel v reappointed su- perintendent of blic heath in the county. Rates for boahng of prisoners in custody of :e county sheriff were again set ;$1.50 per day for each pmsoner. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Danielson and daughter, Gaff of Lake Bronson, Minn., spent Wednesady and Thurs- i day at the home of Mr. and Mrs." Theo. Halvorson. WALSH COUNTY PRESS Mrs. Harry O'Brien, Publisher Published every Thursday from The Press building, Park River, N. D., and entered in the Park River post- office under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. $2.50 in N. D. $3 a year elsewhere. Ou of Town Customers Save by Mail! r savings will earn THREE PERCENT DIVIENDS, paid semi-annually. And, every depct is insured up to TEN THOUSAND DOIARS! We have paid continuous divid- endgor 69 years. Write for free details, in- cludg free folder and postage-paid envelop- es f(the convenience of our customers. Gend forks Federal Salngs Loan Association Foxerly G. F. Building & Loan Association ESTABLIBHED 1 ! 3 Seh 4th rand Forks, N. Dak. ONE 8-MILE DRIVE WILL PROVE IT Your driving is easier_you i t'eel safer_ in TH : El(3 i. The stunning Mercury MontClair 2.door hardtop with distinctive low profile and Flo-Tonelor styling. Easier riding and handling on sharp turns-new comfort on bumpy roads-widest choice of safety features in its field help explain whyTHE BIG M is the big buy for 1956. of passing, makes hill.climbing as, effort- less as breathing. You'll discover the new peace of mind provided by THE nIg M'S new Safety-First Design. For this year Mercury offers 10 new safety features, including the only impact.absorbing steering wheel in its field. So see us for a test ride. Compare our prices and you'll find that THE Bm M is aS Riding is so much better than reading. That's why we invite you to take a demon° stration drive in our Bm M. Then you'll feel THE BIG M'S/eX act/on firsthand--how ball-joint front suspension adjusts itself instantly to rough roads, ruts, and curves. And you'll experience the reflex.action response of THE BIG M'S new SAFETY-SURGE BIG OF THE BIG M 1 NEW REFLEICTION PERFORMANCE. THE BIG Msponds to your every €ommand--go, stop, €limb, lss--qu|˘k as an athlete's reflex. On all roads an'rves, Mercury adjusts instantly, auto- matically, four ease and comfort. 2 B/G M BFJ'Y. New long, v profile. Distinctive Flo-Tone color styling. Cleclned beauty for young-minded people. 3 NEW SAFE'I:IRST DES/GN. Widest choiof safety features; impact-absorbing steering wh safety door locks at no extra cost; padded inshent panel, safety belts, optional. 4 PROVABLELUE. Low price  you buylow cost while you drive. For 4 years It resale value in its field. Many dividend features foeeater performance and convenience. 130"09 V-8 engine--how it takes the tension out easy to own as it is to drive. [For 1956_,he big move is ,o THE BIG 00ERCURY' !i R, { DI C T( El PARK RIVE RTH DAKOTA I ii m ,lift  BATEMAN MOTOa$ M. S. BATEMAN---ROLAND BATEMAN i ,, i i i DIAL 22721