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Low Cost FARM LIABILITY We've Got It CHAPMAN AGENCY Dial 36522 Will You HAl L OUT This Year? VOLUME 72 WALSH COUNTY P'RESS PARK RIVER, WALSH COUNTY, N. D. THURSDAY MAY 19, 1955 NUMBER 14 Grade School Garden Club Plans Flower Show Here may'M 25 The newly organized Agassiz Gar- den club has announced prelimin- i ary plans for the first flower show , they have attempted- The event has ...... 2 been set for Friday, June 24, in the ol exercises Ior tile 'ar .11 . City h .... Grade School eighth graders I held next Wednesday eve : Plans for the show were discuss- , May 25, according to Owen L: I ed when the club met Friday eve- m, principal. The exercises Jning at the home of Mrs. Jake held in the city hall at 8 I Veum with Mrs. H. D. Long presid- The public is invited, ling. Meagher is valedictorian No entry fee will be charged for t Mandt is salutatorian ox Both will give short talks. I the show, the group has decided- A. Glasgow will give the and the benediction. will present the and C. F. Har- President of the School Board, the diplomas. numbers will include a by Forrest Ratliff; selec- the girls sextet, "Roses of In this group are Susan Carol Turner, Clara J. Judy Johnson, Patricia Myrna Ackerland- Meagher will play a piano Rhapsody"; an acor- "Farewell to Thee" will by Rodger Nickolay, Lar- and Robert Haselmo. The will sing "Sing Along" class will present the Bag. will is to be given by Alice Anderson, and LeRoy Bischoff; prophecy will be given by Carol Turner, Den- and James Schlenk. vlll give the class the class history will be Patricia Hanson, Helen Myrna Ackerland and Allen Machovsky will take part in Several groupings are planned, how- ever. Peonies will be group 1, roses, group 2 and iris, group 3. Entries in each group should include at least three specimen blooms. Group 4 will be a floral arrange- ment of any kind of flowers. Group 5 will be a garden or wild flower entry for children under 14 years of age. There will be awards for winners in the five groups named. A display of house plants of all kinds is to be featured. There will be no compe- tition in this group but a drawing will be held for a prize. The main objective in sponsoring the show is to foster an interest in gardening, club officials state. Mrs. I Long urges everyone interested to take part in the event A silver tea will be held in con- nection with the show. Proceeds will go to the local swimming pool fund. P R Women Attend Federation Meet Park River to Vote May 26 on $30,000 Bond Issue A special election has been called in Park River for Thursday, May 26, to decide on a proposed $30,000 bond issue to finance construction of a "public bath" (swimming pool). However. before the election can be held the city board of budget review must first approve the ex- penditure, which is not in the city budget A two-thirds majority of the votes cast is required for the bond issue to carry Public Hearing Friday The board of budget review will conduct a, public hearing tomorro@: (Friday, y 20) at 8 p. m. in the ci hall to hear objections to the proposed luue. Any taxpayer may appear and discuss the proposed is- sue with the board. On the day of election polls will be open from 9 a. m. to 7 p.m. The pollfl places will be in the city hall, with residents of ward 1 vot- ing in the council room, ward 2 in the Legion room and ward 3 in the auditorium. Voice, Piano Recital Friday Walsh County School's spring re- cital Number 2, featuring voice and piano pupils of John C. H. Moan, will be held Friday, May 20, at the Federated church in Park River. The recital starts at 7:30 p. m. Re- cital No. 3 will be held at 7:15 p. m., May 25, in the WCAS music room. Due to the limited seating capacity, that recital will be open only to the families of the recitalists. However. the recital tomorrow ,evening will be open to the public. The numbers will all be solo per- formances with the exception of a girls ensemble of 11 voices singing the trio "Lift Thine Eyes" from Mendelesshon's oratorio "Elijth." Students in the recital Friday are: piano: Corrine Lunde, Betty Hurtt, Marilyn Smestad, Carol Braund, David Radliff, Leanne Gunstenson, John Hobbs, Carrie Penn, Rebecca Thorson, Gerald Puppe, Ruth Me- berg, Ellen Espelien, Carol Johnson, "Cost of the pool has been esti- organizations totals approximately mated a $40,000. The city council $7,000 which would supplement the resolution malled for a $30,000 issue; proposed bond issue. :because ff it were to be more than I The bonds, according to the court- the* *h.  v wn,,. h .... + .... + .  cil's resolution, would be general ' i " omlgauon Donas ann woma De pare increasing ts bonded indebtedness. ! off by a propert) tax to be spread The difference between the cost of lover the next 20 years The council the pool and the amount of the bond ] fimlred the issue could be naid off issue would have to be paid through I in-15 years. At that rate the reth'e- some other source. [ment of the bond issue would mean A local swimming pool fund has | an increase in real estate taxes of been set up. Cash on hand and | about five mills, or four percent, de- promises of assistance from local } clining to about 2% the last year. Rev. Leonard E. Smestad, left pastor of the Lutheran church in this city will give the baccalauerate sermon for the 1955 WCAS graduat- ing eiass Sunday, May 22, at 8 p. m. In tle clty hall. Dr. Frick Selke, Professor. of Education at the University, Grand Fork&  be the commencement speaker at the exercises to be held Thurlay, May Tractor Accident Claims Life of Hoople Woman Mrs. Harold Douglas, 52, Hoople farm woman died yesterday after- noon of injuries received earlier in I the day when a tractor she was op- erating tipped over backwards and fell on her. The accident happened on the Douglas farm north of Hoople as 'the tractor was going up an incline. The mishap occurred shortly after dinner. Mrs. Douglas was taken to a Grafton hospital where she died about three o'clock. /irs. Douglas, the former Selma Midboe, is survived hy her husband and two daughters. They are Mar- Jan, a student at Concordla College, Moorhead and  Bob Geton. Penas Heads FFA Clark Penas, son of Mr. and Mrs. will give the wel- Mrs. James Larson, Mrs. Lorenz Gregory Korczak, David Olufson, at 8 p. m. in the school gymmmium. Jay Pemm, rural Park River,  wm Mrs Clarence r.{.. ,.m Mahrer, Mrs. George Waistad, Mrs. Richard Erickson, Barbara Denck- I elected prestdent of the Wsdlia A. Droee ...... Paul Hankey, Mrs. Gordon Gre n- er, Judy Maier, Alyce Puppe and I - ' - Broyles-chapter of the ltdre ,Far. ona, anu me feces- wood and Mr Harry O'Brlen were Myrna Moe. " " T ..  ,t, - mer$ of An1*ica ehapt at the trs of the I.. ,I, in Bismarck from Thursday to Voc:i e Bob Miller, Marleen BJorn-I J-AFOL$ON O W[D l,,ki Waish Cotmty School Ttly.. d, Mv,o at-.,.,... h. attenamg me e convenua o ]eby, Clark Pen as, Odrey Maand, [CROOKN MAN [UO tllll .I Pes, 17, junior,   Ali v......., the North Dakota Federation o Janice .Porter,_naldHa_gen, jea_n_. I ,r, The ement amroacltt14 Ill I'll| ,': eof Plnee  cktapr urgem A v  C Pen, ......... p , IW:rs. Igunana oz gaagm- .[G a FOz'l. the:s .i!dl .... 1 ...... i Margt Thordnrn, Myrna MaC. I,,la,,-A, ....... " l funds.for ,Wklsh County hhJ #erome Axvlg, Edinbur,- Lerj: Jingle Allen lUen , WywSol  represented three lo - ' eme. "--,y .u, ..... . m , . .... ., - , can tovaasen, ee , " v . .  [" "" . ...... ' "a'!tURion for the firstam-.Ronald Grove, Adams, iI; ky David Mandt John cal Federated clubs m Park Ri er.   MIn 4b  _ A orxn. er. ret ol ooIe, w %er Of the 1954.5 school yew was Dick Hardy, Walhalla, -- -- - '-- Mrs Mahrer is president of Fort- *'P us...s  le'omon ma atam ozneunver- ,,o o., .... , .., *v.s,n ..,,.a'ltar = ' " usa Meagner, uenms is ' Roder Nikol. -t.-- nightly club, Mrs. Greenwood laity of "lme$ota and is" a member -- ""'," " .................. -Officers t lar " " Monday in Grafton of T':I*o*, rIta soritw -,  follows, on the basis of $5 per [.--fflc a 'geare.:v- r.--L --" "' .... a,:. *e Decca club nresident and the ..................... A ...... em -orxer, aymonal-'y .  .... ""-ted Mr " o eek of attendance for each stu-erson, aams. mcnara mrk Irorrest Ratliff James l mer two women are u A meeting to acquaint Waishl . Gumlla m a s n of . ad . . ' ]werh,sn " r,;o .,,,  uen, according to A G Strand, - *"  .... " and Carol Turner' ] with the newly formed Sedicem County residents with work of AI- I Mrs. John Harnick of Aurora,  , . . , r, " " ' [ ................ x: , ."  : f Hamliae Uni eeuny superintendent of schools " [ Study club. coholics Anonymous will be held in ] He is a graduate o " - , , : ] v^aw ,' san ..... i" a. 1 . ' The Decca club placed second in Grafton Monday evening, May 23, [versity and is in business in Crooks- Grafn, $24,935; Ardoch, $885; Mino l CO;SECO'AI'IR; S'A " t11 IirdcR I the state for their scrapbook, it was at 8 o'clock. Everyone interested in [ ton. r to, $7,845; Lankin, $1,660; Hoople,  ...... ,  lilll IUI  ] announced at the convention, the problem of alcoholism is invit- l $4,520; Forest River, $2,605; PLuck, J Jo Anne Bena. daughter of Mr. awards 2 260 Fordw and Mrs John Bena of Park River IL .  a = [ " Next year s state convention will ed to attend- I The Walsh county 4-H $ , ; "lle, $5,185; Edinbura [ and M: . . . . . n IIII be held in the first district. The dis- Arrangements for the gathering I and recognition committees will $2,395; Adams, $3,460; Fairdale J nas oeen namea a ]umor counselor =m#t lml$  ] trict meeting has been scheduled for have been made by Judge Albert I meet today (Thursday) in Park Rio- $3,920; Walsh County Aricultural & I fr,_t e 1955 session of Girls State o- i " Z all delivery orders for" St. Thomas, possibly on Sept. 1. Lundberg mad Rev. S. A. Glasgow, I er to select 4-11 members who will Trainino School -17 mm I which will be n sessmn at Grand Under loans and pur- ----- . Episcopal rector in G:afrc e L:n  attend the state conservatiTstlcP " Also Ling se"n(to'the schools at 13Forks.. the Umversity Campus have been com- Lloyd Mandt left last Wednesaay enforcement officials, ur s and the 4-H Achievement . - to the co-opera- for Bakersfield Calif., where he lay people are cooperating in the i The camp will be at Lake Metigoshe this time is $110,036.52 which repre- I A senio at the Walsh County to W. S. Peterka, expects to spend two months work- effort to publicize work of the AA, June 7-11 while the Institute is set sents final 1954-55 payments from School, Miss Bena attended the en- the Walsh County Ag- ing as a potato inspector. Lundberg said. for June 27-July 1 at NDAC. the ten-mill elementary tuition I campment last year as a delegate Stabilization and Conser- fund. The antount each district re- from Park River. .... Mrs. Harry O'Brien of Park River apply also to 1952 and and demand that all must be deliver- !iesignated warehouse not May 30, 1955. All borrow- make special effort wheat under lawn agreement as soon as testing 52 pounds or less by the warehouse- four-day shipping order, not be a local storage There are two teas- of delieveries this pointed ou,t. First, be delivered must be such delivery can to the Fd & Drugs orders. If weat is before June 1, 1955, will probably while the wheat is bi. delays in :farm stored grain until days causes confusion and further delays the final settlemenCs and purchase delivery dates for other wheat, trader loan agreements is June exception of flax be delivered as soon Mona of Minneapolis a series of meetings at River Mission Sunday, at 2:30 and 8 p. m. AN EDITORIAL Fate of Pool May Depend on Election Outcome The outcome of the election in Park River next Thursday on a $,30,000 bond issue to finance construc- tion of a public bath could easily be the decision as to whether the city gets a swimming pool or does not get a swimming pool. That is one of the most important points for the voter to consider before he marks his ballot. If the bond issue is turned down, chances are the community will be without a swimming pool for at least another five or ten years. Some other way of finzncing the project would have to be found. If that is through a series of small money.raising projects, who knows how long it would take? A drive for don- tionS might be just as questionable. There seems to be a drive of one type or another almost all the time. In a small community what happens? Invariably the same persons and businesses are asked to dig into the money sock. Good solicitors in such projects like- wise are called upon repeatedly because they do a good job. To keep the spark burning in both groups for a sustained swimming pool project would take a lot of flame fanning. If the bond issue is approved, chances are the city would have a 1)ool, bathhouses, showers, sidewalks, fences --the whole works--- next year or very soon thereafter. If the community wants a swimming pool, it has to be paid for, one way or another. This way, if the bond issue were approved, it would be by a property tax. The property owners are persons who already have a stake in the community. The tax increase would not make a great deal of difference to the average property owner. It would amount to less than five percent. That means that if you are paying $100 a year in taxes now, you would be paying about $5 more a year, or $105. Spread over a 15 or 20 year period, that is not as painful as to be cracked for a big donation all at once The question of location is a problem, especially since the feeling on this subject seems to be so strong. Persons favoring one site are violently opposed to any other suggested location, and vice versa. But if it means a difference of not getting a swimming pool and getting a swimming pool (although perhalm not in the location we prefer), no doubt most of us would rather get the pool than continue without one. That. I believe, is just about what the present situation here amounts to. To vote against the bond issue-because the location is in doubt easily could have the effect of voting against a pool in any location. However, it is this writer's opinion that if the bond issue is approved, tere should be a canvass, straw vote or some similar, but thorough, effort to get the sentiment on preference of location from the peo- ple. The results should have a strong bearing on the decision as to site--onsidered, of course, in the light of other factors such as engineering recommendations. difference in cost and feasibility. Let's make sure we are going to have a pool be- fore we start haggling over where it is to be located. T. K. ,ceives depends on the number of elementary pupils and length "of  has been invited to address the school terms. Girl Staters. She will speak on the topic "How to Conduct An El- The graded schools of the county fective Party and Candidate Cam- will receive the following amounts: paign" and will appear on the pro- Park River City School: $10,270; gram at 11:20 a. m. June 10. Grafton, $25,228; Ardoch. $2,016; Minto, $5.840; Veseleyville. $1,294.23; Lankin $3,024; Hoople, $5,096; Forest River, $3,024; Pisek, $2,567; Ford- ville, $4,821.60; Edinburg, $3,175; Sauter, $1,400; Adams, $3,526; Fair- dale, $3,024. The remainder, $35,706.69, will go to districts with one-room rural schools, with Latona District 74 re- ceiving $1,299.20; the largest sum. Dewey District 120 will get $1,194.67 and Auburn District 29, $1,153.60, since these have the largest enroll- ments. The amounts for the other one-room schools vary from $1,015 in Perth District 99 to $224 in Rush- ford District 1. OFFICE MANAGER NAMED FOR CHAPMAN AGEICY Martin A. Olson, a native of Ford- I vil1, has been named office man- ager for the Chapman Insurance Agency in Park River. Olson has been with the agency for 18 years and has been a special agent operating in the field, accord- ing to Blair Chapman, head of the firm. PARK RIVER GRAIN MARKET No. 1 northern $2.39: durum $3.60; Oats 60c: Barley $125; Flax $2.98 WHAT'S DOING May 16-July 4: Walsh Co. Fishing derby. May 20: WCAS ReCital No. 2 May 20:8 p. m. City hall. Public hearing on Park River Public bath. May 21: VFW Poppy day. May 22: WCAS baccalaureate. May 23: VFW Auxiliar special meeting. Installation of officers. May 25: 8th grade graduation. May 26: Special Election, for Park River Public Bath. May 26: WCAS graduation. May 27:8 p. m. Evening Circle of Presbyterian ladies aid. Federated church. May 28: Poppy day, Legion Aux. May 3. Memorial day June 13: Decca Club at Mrs. D. U. Meberg's. June 4-5: LDR convention, Willis. ton. June 5-7: State VIeW convention, Fargo June 7-14: Girl's State, University Grand Forks June 13: American Legion Aux- iliary. Installation of officers. June 19-21 American Legion con- vention, Bismarck I June 21: Longest day of the year GRADUATION DANCE ffZ00DA006 l Music by Red Sathre " Legion Coliseum PARK RIVER Low Cost FARM LIABILITY We've Got It CHAPMAN AGENCY Dial 36522 Will You HAl L OUT This Year? VOLUME 72 WALSH COUNTY P'RESS PARK RIVER, WALSH COUNTY, N. D. THURSDAY MAY 19, 1955 NUMBER 14 Grade School Garden Club Plans Flower Show Here may'M 25 The newly organized Agassiz Gar- den club has announced prelimin- i ary plans for the first flower show , they have attempted- The event has ...... 2 been set for Friday, June 24, in the ol exercises Ior tile 'ar .11 . City h .... Grade School eighth graders I held next Wednesday eve : Plans for the show were discuss- , May 25, according to Owen L: I ed when the club met Friday eve- m, principal. The exercises Jning at the home of Mrs. Jake held in the city hall at 8 I Veum with Mrs. H. D. Long presid- The public is invited, ling. Meagher is valedictorian No entry fee will be charged for t Mandt is salutatorian ox Both will give short talks. I the show, the group has decided- A. Glasgow will give the and the benediction. will present the and C. F. Har- President of the School Board, the diplomas. numbers will include a by Forrest Ratliff; selec- the girls sextet, "Roses of In this group are Susan Carol Turner, Clara J. Judy Johnson, Patricia Myrna Ackerland- Meagher will play a piano Rhapsody"; an acor- "Farewell to Thee" will by Rodger Nickolay, Lar- and Robert Haselmo. The will sing "Sing Along" class will present the Bag. will is to be given by Alice Anderson, and LeRoy Bischoff; prophecy will be given by Carol Turner, Den- and James Schlenk. vlll give the class the class history will be Patricia Hanson, Helen Myrna Ackerland and Allen Machovsky will take part in Several groupings are planned, how- ever. Peonies will be group 1, roses, group 2 and iris, group 3. Entries in each group should include at least three specimen blooms. Group 4 will be a floral arrange- ment of any kind of flowers. Group 5 will be a garden or wild flower entry for children under 14 years of age. There will be awards for winners in the five groups named. A display of house plants of all kinds is to be featured. There will be no compe- tition in this group but a drawing will be held for a prize. The main objective in sponsoring the show is to foster an interest in gardening, club officials state. Mrs. I Long urges everyone interested to take part in the event A silver tea will be held in con- nection with the show. Proceeds will go to the local swimming pool fund. P R Women Attend Federation Meet Park River to Vote May 26 on $30,000 Bond Issue A special election has been called in Park River for Thursday, May 26, to decide on a proposed $30,000 bond issue to finance construction of a "public bath" (swimming pool). However. before the election can be held the city board of budget review must first approve the ex- penditure, which is not in the city budget A two-thirds majority of the votes cast is required for the bond issue to carry Public Hearing Friday The board of budget review will conduct a, public hearing tomorro@: (Friday, y 20) at 8 p. m. in the ci hall to hear objections to the proposed luue. Any taxpayer may appear and discuss the proposed is- sue with the board. On the day of election polls will be open from 9 a. m. to 7 p.m. The pollfl places will be in the city hall, with residents of ward 1 vot- ing in the council room, ward 2 in the Legion room and ward 3 in the auditorium. Voice, Piano Recital Friday Walsh County School's spring re- cital Number 2, featuring voice and piano pupils of John C. H. Moan, will be held Friday, May 20, at the Federated church in Park River. The recital starts at 7:30 p. m. Re- cital No. 3 will be held at 7:15 p. m., May 25, in the WCAS music room. Due to the limited seating capacity, that recital will be open only to the families of the recitalists. However. the recital tomorrow ,evening will be open to the public. The numbers will all be solo per- formances with the exception of a girls ensemble of 11 voices singing the trio "Lift Thine Eyes" from Mendelesshon's oratorio "Elijth." Students in the recital Friday are: piano: Corrine Lunde, Betty Hurtt, Marilyn Smestad, Carol Braund, David Radliff, Leanne Gunstenson, John Hobbs, Carrie Penn, Rebecca Thorson, Gerald Puppe, Ruth Me- berg, Ellen Espelien, Carol Johnson, "Cost of the pool has been esti- organizations totals approximately mated a $40,000. The city council $7,000 which would supplement the resolution malled for a $30,000 issue; proposed bond issue. :because ff it were to be more than I The bonds, according to the court- the* *h.  v wn,,. h .... + .... + .  cil's resolution, would be general ' i " omlgauon Donas ann woma De pare increasing ts bonded indebtedness. ! off by a propert) tax to be spread The difference between the cost of lover the next 20 years The council the pool and the amount of the bond ] fimlred the issue could be naid off issue would have to be paid through I in-15 years. At that rate the reth'e- some other source. [ment of the bond issue would mean A local swimming pool fund has | an increase in real estate taxes of been set up. Cash on hand and | about five mills, or four percent, de- promises of assistance from local } clining to about 2% the last year. Rev. Leonard E. Smestad, left pastor of the Lutheran church in this city will give the baccalauerate sermon for the 1955 WCAS graduat- ing eiass Sunday, May 22, at 8 p. m. In tle clty hall. Dr. Frick Selke, Professor. of Education at the University, Grand Fork&  be the commencement speaker at the exercises to be held Thurlay, May Tractor Accident Claims Life of Hoople Woman Mrs. Harold Douglas, 52, Hoople farm woman died yesterday after- noon of injuries received earlier in I the day when a tractor she was op- erating tipped over backwards and fell on her. The accident happened on the Douglas farm north of Hoople as 'the tractor was going up an incline. The mishap occurred shortly after dinner. Mrs. Douglas was taken to a Grafton hospital where she died about three o'clock. /irs. Douglas, the former Selma Midboe, is survived hy her husband and two daughters. They are Mar- Jan, a student at Concordla College, Moorhead and  Bob Geton. Penas Heads FFA Clark Penas, son of Mr. and Mrs. will give the wel- Mrs. James Larson, Mrs. Lorenz Gregory Korczak, David Olufson, at 8 p. m. in the school gymmmium. Jay Pemm, rural Park River,  wm Mrs Clarence r.{.. ,.m Mahrer, Mrs. George Waistad, Mrs. Richard Erickson, Barbara Denck- I elected prestdent of the Wsdlia A. Droee ...... Paul Hankey, Mrs. Gordon Gre n- er, Judy Maier, Alyce Puppe and I - ' - Broyles-chapter of the ltdre ,Far. ona, anu me feces- wood and Mr Harry O'Brlen were Myrna Moe. " " T ..  ,t, - mer$ of An1*ica ehapt at the trs of the I.. ,I, in Bismarck from Thursday to Voc:i e Bob Miller, Marleen BJorn-I J-AFOL$ON O W[D l,,ki Waish Cotmty School Ttly.. d, Mv,o at-.,.,... h. attenamg me e convenua o ]eby, Clark Pen as, Odrey Maand, [CROOKN MAN [UO tllll .I Pes, 17, junior,   Ali v......., the North Dakota Federation o Janice .Porter,_naldHa_gen, jea_n_. I ,r, The ement amroacltt14 Ill I'll| ,': eof Plnee  cktapr urgem A v  C Pen, ......... p , IW:rs. Igunana oz gaagm- .[G a FOz'l. the:s .i!dl .... 1 ...... i Margt Thordnrn, Myrna MaC. I,,la,,-A, ....... " l funds.for ,Wklsh County hhJ #erome Axvlg, Edinbur,- Lerj: Jingle Allen lUen , WywSol  represented three lo - ' eme. "--,y .u, ..... . m , . .... ., - , can tovaasen, ee , " v . .  [" "" . ...... ' "a'!tURion for the firstam-.Ronald Grove, Adams, iI; ky David Mandt John cal Federated clubs m Park Ri er.   MIn 4b  _ A orxn. er. ret ol ooIe, w %er Of the 1954.5 school yew was Dick Hardy, Walhalla, -- -- - '-- Mrs Mahrer is president of Fort- *'P us...s  le'omon ma atam ozneunver- ,,o o., .... , .., *v.s,n ..,,.a'ltar = ' " usa Meagner, uenms is ' Roder Nikol. -t.-- nightly club, Mrs. Greenwood laity of "lme$ota and is" a member -- ""'," " .................. -Officers t lar " " Monday in Grafton of T':I*o*, rIta soritw -,  follows, on the basis of $5 per [.--fflc a 'geare.:v- r.--L --" "' .... a,:. *e Decca club nresident and the ..................... A ...... em -orxer, aymonal-'y .  .... ""-ted Mr " o eek of attendance for each stu-erson, aams. mcnara mrk Irorrest Ratliff James l mer two women are u A meeting to acquaint Waishl . Gumlla m a s n of . ad . . ' ]werh,sn " r,;o .,,,  uen, according to A G Strand, - *"  .... " and Carol Turner' ] with the newly formed Sedicem County residents with work of AI- I Mrs. John Harnick of Aurora,  , . . , r, " " ' [ ................ x: , ."  : f Hamliae Uni eeuny superintendent of schools " [ Study club. coholics Anonymous will be held in ] He is a graduate o " - , , : ] v^aw ,' san ..... i" a. 1 . ' The Decca club placed second in Grafton Monday evening, May 23, [versity and is in business in Crooks- Grafn, $24,935; Ardoch, $885; Mino l CO;SECO'AI'IR; S'A " t11 IirdcR I the state for their scrapbook, it was at 8 o'clock. Everyone interested in [ ton. r to, $7,845; Lankin, $1,660; Hoople,  ...... ,  lilll IUI  ] announced at the convention, the problem of alcoholism is invit- l $4,520; Forest River, $2,605; PLuck, J Jo Anne Bena. daughter of Mr. awards 2 260 Fordw and Mrs John Bena of Park River IL .  a = [ " Next year s state convention will ed to attend- I The Walsh county 4-H $ , ; "lle, $5,185; Edinbura [ and M: . . . . . n IIII be held in the first district. The dis- Arrangements for the gathering I and recognition committees will $2,395; Adams, $3,460; Fairdale J nas oeen namea a ]umor counselor =m#t lml$  ] trict meeting has been scheduled for have been made by Judge Albert I meet today (Thursday) in Park Rio- $3,920; Walsh County Aricultural & I fr,_t e 1955 session of Girls State o- i " Z all delivery orders for" St. Thomas, possibly on Sept. 1. Lundberg mad Rev. S. A. Glasgow, I er to select 4-11 members who will Trainino School -17 mm I which will be n sessmn at Grand Under loans and pur- ----- . Episcopal rector in G:afrc e L:n  attend the state conservatiTstlcP " Also Ling se"n(to'the schools at 13Forks.. the Umversity Campus have been com- Lloyd Mandt left last Wednesaay enforcement officials, ur s and the 4-H Achievement . - to the co-opera- for Bakersfield Calif., where he lay people are cooperating in the i The camp will be at Lake Metigoshe this time is $110,036.52 which repre- I A senio at the Walsh County to W. S. Peterka, expects to spend two months work- effort to publicize work of the AA, June 7-11 while the Institute is set sents final 1954-55 payments from School, Miss Bena attended the en- the Walsh County Ag- ing as a potato inspector. Lundberg said. for June 27-July 1 at NDAC. the ten-mill elementary tuition I campment last year as a delegate Stabilization and Conser- fund. The antount each district re- from Park River. .... Mrs. Harry O'Brien of Park River apply also to 1952 and and demand that all must be deliver- !iesignated warehouse not May 30, 1955. All borrow- make special effort wheat under lawn agreement as soon as testing 52 pounds or less by the warehouse- four-day shipping order, not be a local storage There are two teas- of delieveries this pointed ou,t. First, be delivered must be such delivery can to the Fd & Drugs orders. If weat is before June 1, 1955, will probably while the wheat is bi. delays in :farm stored grain until days causes confusion and further delays the final settlemenCs and purchase delivery dates for other wheat, trader loan agreements is June exception of flax be delivered as soon Mona of Minneapolis a series of meetings at River Mission Sunday, at 2:30 and 8 p. m. AN EDITORIAL Fate of Pool May Depend on Election Outcome The outcome of the election in Park River next Thursday on a $,30,000 bond issue to finance construc- tion of a public bath could easily be the decision as to whether the city gets a swimming pool or does not get a swimming pool. That is one of the most important points for the voter to consider before he marks his ballot. If the bond issue is turned down, chances are the community will be without a swimming pool for at least another five or ten years. Some other way of finzncing the project would have to be found. If that is through a series of small money.raising projects, who knows how long it would take? A drive for don- tionS might be just as questionable. There seems to be a drive of one type or another almost all the time. In a small community what happens? Invariably the same persons and businesses are asked to dig into the money sock. Good solicitors in such projects like- wise are called upon repeatedly because they do a good job. To keep the spark burning in both groups for a sustained swimming pool project would take a lot of flame fanning. If the bond issue is approved, chances are the city would have a 1)ool, bathhouses, showers, sidewalks, fences --the whole works--- next year or very soon thereafter. If the community wants a swimming pool, it has to be paid for, one way or another. This way, if the bond issue were approved, it would be by a property tax. The property owners are persons who already have a stake in the community. The tax increase would not make a great deal of difference to the average property owner. It would amount to less than five percent. That means that if you are paying $100 a year in taxes now, you would be paying about $5 more a year, or $105. Spread over a 15 or 20 year period, that is not as painful as to be cracked for a big donation all at once The question of location is a problem, especially since the feeling on this subject seems to be so strong. Persons favoring one site are violently opposed to any other suggested location, and vice versa. But if it means a difference of not getting a swimming pool and getting a swimming pool (although perhalm not in the location we prefer), no doubt most of us would rather get the pool than continue without one. That. I believe, is just about what the present situation here amounts to. To vote against the bond issue-because the location is in doubt easily could have the effect of voting against a pool in any location. However, it is this writer's opinion that if the bond issue is approved, tere should be a canvass, straw vote or some similar, but thorough, effort to get the sentiment on preference of location from the peo- ple. The results should have a strong bearing on the decision as to site--onsidered, of course, in the light of other factors such as engineering recommendations. difference in cost and feasibility. Let's make sure we are going to have a pool be- fore we start haggling over where it is to be located. T. K. ,ceives depends on the number of elementary pupils and length "of  has been invited to address the school terms. Girl Staters. She will speak on the topic "How to Conduct An El- The graded schools of the county fective Party and Candidate Cam- will receive the following amounts: paign" and will appear on the pro- Park River City School: $10,270; gram at 11:20 a. m. June 10. Grafton, $25,228; Ardoch. $2,016; Minto, $5.840; Veseleyville. $1,294.23; Lankin $3,024; Hoople, $5,096; Forest River, $3,024; Pisek, $2,567; Ford- ville, $4,821.60; Edinburg, $3,175; Sauter, $1,400; Adams, $3,526; Fair- dale, $3,024. The remainder, $35,706.69, will go to districts with one-room rural schools, with Latona District 74 re- ceiving $1,299.20; the largest sum. Dewey District 120 will get $1,194.67 and Auburn District 29, $1,153.60, since these have the largest enroll- ments. The amounts for the other one-room schools vary from $1,015 in Perth District 99 to $224 in Rush- ford District 1. OFFICE MANAGER NAMED FOR CHAPMAN AGEICY Martin A. Olson, a native of Ford- I vil1, has been named office man- ager for the Chapman Insurance Agency in Park River. Olson has been with the agency for 18 years and has been a special agent operating in the field, accord- ing to Blair Chapman, head of the firm. PARK RIVER GRAIN MARKET No. 1 northern $2.39: durum $3.60; Oats 60c: Barley $125; Flax $2.98 WHAT'S DOING May 16-July 4: Walsh Co. Fishing derby. May 20: WCAS ReCital No. 2 May 20:8 p. m. City hall. Public hearing on Park River Public bath. May 21: VFW Poppy day. May 22: WCAS baccalaureate. May 23: VFW Auxiliar special meeting. Installation of officers. May 25: 8th grade graduation. May 26: Special Election, for Park River Public Bath. May 26: WCAS graduation. May 27:8 p. m. Evening Circle of Presbyterian ladies aid. Federated church. May 28: Poppy day, Legion Aux. May 3. Memorial day June 13: Decca Club at Mrs. D. U. Meberg's. June 4-5: LDR convention, Willis. ton. June 5-7: State VIeW convention, Fargo June 7-14: Girl's State, University Grand Forks June 13: American Legion Aux- iliary. Installation of officers. June 19-21 American Legion con- vention, Bismarck I June 21: Longest day of the year GRADUATION DANCE ffZ00DA006 l Music by Red Sathre " Legion Coliseum PARK RIVER