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PAGE EIGHT WALSH COUNTY PRESS, PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY, JULY 29, "I didn't raise my daughter to I have top billing in a burlesque] show" is a thought so far removed from them that young mothers very likely never contemplate it as they fondle their little girl babies. Yet, many of these innocent little lambs eventually wind up there in later life. How or why they do is a great mystery to me. The work is far from easy and at first it must offend any natural femininity they must have. Undoubtedly there is a story, perhaps a sad one, behind each girl in the burlesque circuit. x x x Burlesque, according to the well known Mr. Webster, is a sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy and display of nudity. A very accurate description, indeed, of such a show held in connection with the Grand Forks fair last week. Shows of this nature that travel about with carnivals are op- erated after a set pattern, it seems. x X x The procedure begins with" an alleged tantalizing performance on a platform outside a grimy looking tent to attract the crowd. An oily- tongued barker gives out with an extravagant build-up for the girls and while this is going on the per- formers stand around looking bored and weary. After describing at con- siderable length the daring episodes that will take place inside the tent once the show gets under way. the girls are asked to do some lively steps or even to sing bits of risque songs. If they aren't entirely fagged out. they may pull aside their flow- ing costumes revealing mostly bumpy knees or overly generous curves, This is supposed to get the crowd that always gathers out front stirred up enough to want to buy a ticket and see the whole show. X X X Curiosity is reported to have killed a cat and it nearly killed me and a glrl friend, for when the barker said women were more than welcome to attend these exhibitions of pulchritude and art. we went in. I reminded myself of an oldish teacher friend who explained her reason for reading Jim Jam Jems or other naughty magazines by saying she wanted to find out what they were like so she could warn others against them. We always took that with a grain of salt, however. X X X We had no way of knowing ex- actly what would take place in this super duper sizzling, red hot girlie show so we were prepared for the worst--and that's what it turned out to be . . . the worst sucker-bait in the world. First of all, the same barker who had been doing his staff outside came in and offered some boxes of the world's finest candy (that's what he ,said for sale at 50 cents each. This might have seemed a little high priced to some but to show this was no hold.up the man said each box contained a val- uable prize such as an electric raz- or, a cigarette lighter or maybe a wrist watch. And to further prove his heart was in the right nlaee he'd throw in a book of very comical cartoons enlitled "The Traveling Salesman and the Farmers Daugh- ter." All this for only 50 cents! X X X Since we'd admitted we were good sports and broadminded by comin into the place, we figured we might as well splurge on the candy ere too. We eagerly opened the box which contained four tiny pieces of cnndy which wore hard as stone and the prize wa . galldy glss bead chain so worthless that some mamffacturer very likely vaid the guy to take 'era off his hands. We took that disapnolntment as well as we could and then turn- ed to the book of cartoons and what  let down we got. The book proved to be only a small leaflet with the worst print-job I've ever seen . . . nothing at all like the kind turned out at The Wa]sh County Press. If the pictures had been as comical as the bi ltg said they were we couldn't have seen what they were about because they were so blurred and smeared up. X X X Since he'd had such good success with his first selling event, the guy decided to try us out on an iron- clad deal that he said was losing them money hand over fist, but be- ing such a good hearted fells he would let us in on it. This time there were to be no its and ands about the prizes. He would hand uick 14 boxes of the candy --only 4. mind you--that he knew posi- tively contained valuable prizes -- electric razors, cigarette light- ers and wrist watches . . no may- i t , , ! but that is what it was supposed to | ]tbe. At long last the girlies began [ | I to appear in more or less scanty MRS. [ ] i costumes. The whole kit and ka- HARRY [ | ]boodle of 'em --four to be exact-- -__'-_--'-. I I ] were old and their cavorting about O'BII]I [ [ I was pretty labored. To give the | | t eustomers a thrill they would non- ] | J chalantly strip off a part of their ? apparel every now and then. It was the first time, he selected 14, yes sir, [ only a teaser, though, .because un7 only 14 boxes and laid them out on aer each layer was anomer garment the stage Then he announced that that revealed no more than the for a measly buck these hand-pick- first. The low comedy was provid- ed boxes would be sold. He likely ed by the barker and this consist- felt pretty bad when only three ed of a couple of dull double- people took advantage of this colos- sal offer. We were not among them but watched carefully to see what valuable prizes the lucky people who got them received. Sure enough they got cigarette lighters small ones, about 1 inches long, that were surely too cheap to be sold in s dime store. Not a single electric razor or wrist watch was 'in the lot. however. x X x Some members of the audience were mighty impatient for the girlie business to get under way and voiced the fact in loud' omin- ous tones Okay. okay, we're going to get started right away was the reassuring announcement. Soon a bunch of dreary looking males gathered on the stage behind some battered up musical instruments and struck up the most irritating [ soundsmusic is not the right term meaning jokes. The only funny part about it was that nobody laughed. x X x There was one more or less en- joyable feature of the show and, by some stretch of the imagination it might have been considered educa- tional. The act referred to was a fan dance put on by the most girl- ish of the girlies (a more accurate description of them wpuld be old baggies). For ever so lolhg I've read and heard about the grace and the beauty with which Sally Rand ex- ecuted her famous fan dance but had no idea how this was done. Al- though I did learn a little some- thing about fan dancing the newly acquired knowledge probably won't do me much good as up to now I don't plan on making any use of it. x X x To get on with the show...A Combines... Tractors... Cars... Here's a sample of our used stock! IHC SP123 Combine, Rebuilt-A-1 OTHER GOOD USED COMBINES TO CHOOSE FROM 1950 John Deers Model D Tractor 1950 Mercury. A top performer SILUMAtl IMPLEMEIIT CO. YOUR IIrERNATIONAL DEALER Park River, N.D. Phone 36691 TONIGHT ,FRIDAY SATURDAY I PLUS: BUGS BUNNYNEWSWINTER PARADISE SUNDAY- MONDAY AUGUST 1-2 i: ROMANCE! ''"""' Illi ! IUN!SCE"ES *, DESTRUCTION EVEII FILMED! be this time . . . From the same .... carton from which he'd been selling TUESDAY - WEDNESDAy AUG. 3-4 ; Ray Junk n Dial 22401 CUOUSWINt3SUNDAY, PROM 3:00 O'CLOCK girlie named Marlene, tall and wil- lowy, with reddish hair came out onto the stage bearing two enor- mous ostrich feather fans. She car- ried one in each hand, holding one in front of her and the other in back. They covered her body com- pletely and as she glided about she moved them so adroitly that no- body saw nothin', to quote a dis- gusted patron. For my money Mar- lene stole the show and should have been billed as the star. X X X She wasn't though, for the STAR was Gracie Williams who was bill- ed as the flying saucer girl. The announcer said she'd been written up in Look magazine, but he didn't say what they said about her. lVost of the costumers were pretty anx- ious to get a gander at her because those who felt they'd thrown away 50 cents to see the show thought maybe her dance would be worth the money. Well sir. she was the biggest let down of all. A big, bux- om blonde, who could have doubled for a Jersey cow any time. Her cos- tume was a red get-up that look- ed something like a bathing suit she lumbered about the stage with a dead pan expression on her face that labeled her as a glum c/sum so far as I was concerned. Even when the emcee or whatever he was, re- minded the audience that here was the star of the show and suggested they give her a hand, nobody ap- plauded. There just didn't seem to be any way at all that enthusiasm could be worked up for this listless show that kad been given such a red hot build-up. X X X Waiting around for things to pep up at that show reminded me of the routine we have to go through here at the Press nearly every day to get any action out of the electric power we have generated to our machines now a days. If you have patience and wait long enough a sufficent spark to keep things going finally does come through, but all the time we're waiting it's costing us money. R ADDITIONAL FARM PRACTICES AVAILABLE, PETERKA SAYS A limited amount of money is available for payment of certain additional practices in connection with the agricultural conservation program in Walsh county, accord- ing to W. S. Peterka, office manager for the ASC. As of July 1. the program was re- computed. After all the practices carried out as of that date have been totalled, there is some money still available for other practices. Applications should be made with- in the next 30 days, Peterka said. Such eligible practices as of this time are F-l-B-Stubble mulching on soil on land not summerfallowed n 1954. Thi. . the cultivatin_ or diskin of small grain stubble after the 1954 rain crop has been re- moved and not later than Sept. 15. Other practices are seeding of le- g0mes and grasses in the fall. dams and water reservoirs. Any producer interested in a new practice or some practice for which he has already signed up, but which was not approved by the county committee, may contact the county office for further informa- tion. Summerfallow uractlces and seeding grasses and legumes with nurse crops such as wheat and oth- er spring seeded grain do not quali- fy at this time, Mr. Peterka saict a i Bakery Specials Saturday, July 31 Large 13-Egg ANGEL FOOD - 75c- Q WINNERS! The Cowger Youngsters Donate Bakken The next 2 Pogo Sticks given away August 26 BREAD, SLICED 18c . UNSLICED 17 We boast the biggest variety of baked goods for a tewn this size In the state of North Dakota. JIM'S BAKERY PARK RIVER Dial 22251 For Many Home an Office Uses the handy. Flarkwell Precision Stapler S169 and (plus tax) The s00oo Walsh County Press PARK RIVER SPECIAL SALE ITEMS July30and81 MIRACLE WHIP, 32 oz jar 57c Uncle William STRAWBERRY Preserves 12-oz jar 4 f'r $1.00 Home Brand Throne Manz. STUFFED OLIVES, No. 3V, 2 jars 35c TOMATO JUICE, Libby's 46 oz can 29c FRUIT COCKTAIL, Libby's 4 303 cans - $1.00 PORK & BEANS, Van Camp, 4 2V= cans $1.00 Cream Style or Whole Kernel CORN, Butter Kernel, 303 cans 2 for 35c PEAS, Butter Kernel, 3-sieve, 2 cans 35 Chicken of the Sea CUCUMBER PICKLES, Heinz fresh, jar Meats RING BOLOGNA, Ib PORK ROAST Ib PORK STEAK . . Ib BEEF LIVER Ib m Fresh Fruits CARROTS, Sno Boy, Ve 2 clio bags TUNA FISH, grated, 3 cans $1.00 CANTALOUPE Jumbo 2 r' Chef Boy-ar-dee POTATOES, white or red 10 Ii' SPAGHETTI & Meat Balls, can 29c .... . ...... Ib _ .., - ,,. vK*ca, .alif. :)unkist 220 size TOMATO SOUP, Campl)en s, 3 cans JELLO, All flavors, 3 pkgs . 25c Raspberries, Strawberries, Peaches, C, TOILET TISSUE, Charmin, 4 rolls . 35.c Apricots - at Market.Prices WE BUY _ _. -.__ WE GIVE MEATS GROCERIES LOCKERS PAGE EIGHT WALSH COUNTY PRESS, PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY, JULY 29, "I didn't raise my daughter to I have top billing in a burlesque] show" is a thought so far removed from them that young mothers very likely never contemplate it as they fondle their little girl babies. Yet, many of these innocent little lambs eventually wind up there in later life. How or why they do is a great mystery to me. The work is far from easy and at first it must offend any natural femininity they must have. Undoubtedly there is a story, perhaps a sad one, behind each girl in the burlesque circuit. x x x Burlesque, according to the well known Mr. Webster, is a sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy and display of nudity. A very accurate description, indeed, of such a show held in connection with the Grand Forks fair last week. Shows of this nature that travel about with carnivals are op- erated after a set pattern, it seems. x X x The procedure begins with" an alleged tantalizing performance on a platform outside a grimy looking tent to attract the crowd. An oily- tongued barker gives out with an extravagant build-up for the girls and while this is going on the per- formers stand around looking bored and weary. After describing at con- siderable length the daring episodes that will take place inside the tent once the show gets under way. the girls are asked to do some lively steps or even to sing bits of risque songs. If they aren't entirely fagged out. they may pull aside their flow- ing costumes revealing mostly bumpy knees or overly generous curves, This is supposed to get the crowd that always gathers out front stirred up enough to want to buy a ticket and see the whole show. X X X Curiosity is reported to have killed a cat and it nearly killed me and a glrl friend, for when the barker said women were more than welcome to attend these exhibitions of pulchritude and art. we went in. I reminded myself of an oldish teacher friend who explained her reason for reading Jim Jam Jems or other naughty magazines by saying she wanted to find out what they were like so she could warn others against them. We always took that with a grain of salt, however. X X X We had no way of knowing ex- actly what would take place in this super duper sizzling, red hot girlie show so we were prepared for the worst--and that's what it turned out to be . . . the worst sucker-bait in the world. First of all, the same barker who had been doing his staff outside came in and offered some boxes of the world's finest candy (that's what he ,said for sale at 50 cents each. This might have seemed a little high priced to some but to show this was no hold.up the man said each box contained a val- uable prize such as an electric raz- or, a cigarette lighter or maybe a wrist watch. And to further prove his heart was in the right nlaee he'd throw in a book of very comical cartoons enlitled "The Traveling Salesman and the Farmers Daugh- ter." All this for only 50 cents! X X X Since we'd admitted we were good sports and broadminded by comin into the place, we figured we might as well splurge on the candy ere too. We eagerly opened the box which contained four tiny pieces of cnndy which wore hard as stone and the prize wa . galldy glss bead chain so worthless that some mamffacturer very likely vaid the guy to take 'era off his hands. We took that disapnolntment as well as we could and then turn- ed to the book of cartoons and what  let down we got. The book proved to be only a small leaflet with the worst print-job I've ever seen . . . nothing at all like the kind turned out at The Wa]sh County Press. If the pictures had been as comical as the bi ltg said they were we couldn't have seen what they were about because they were so blurred and smeared up. X X X Since he'd had such good success with his first selling event, the guy decided to try us out on an iron- clad deal that he said was losing them money hand over fist, but be- ing such a good hearted fells he would let us in on it. This time there were to be no its and ands about the prizes. He would hand uick 14 boxes of the candy --only 4. mind you--that he knew posi- tively contained valuable prizes -- electric razors, cigarette light- ers and wrist watches . . no may- i t , , ! but that is what it was supposed to | ] t be. At long last the girlies began [ | I to appear in more or less scanty MRS. [ ] i costumes. The whole kit and ka- HARRY [ | ]boodle of 'em --four to be exact-- -__'-_--'-. I I ] were old and their cavorting about O'BII]I [ [ I was pretty labored. To give the | | t eustomers a thrill they would non- ] | J chalantly strip off a part of their ? apparel every now and then. It was the first time, he selected 14, yes sir, [ only a teaser, though, .because un7 only 14 boxes and laid them out on aer each layer was anomer garment the stage Then he announced that that revealed no more than the for a measly buck these hand-pick- first. The low comedy was provid- ed boxes would be sold. He likely ed by the barker and this consist- felt pretty bad when only three ed of a couple of dull double- people took advantage of this colos- sal offer. We were not among them but watched carefully to see what valuable prizes the lucky people who got them received. Sure enough they got cigarette lighters small ones, about 1 inches long, that were surely too cheap to be sold in s dime store. Not a single electric razor or wrist watch was 'in the lot. however. x X x Some members of the audience were mighty impatient for the girlie business to get under way and voiced the fact in loud' omin- ous tones Okay. okay, we're going to get started right away was the reassuring announcement. Soon a bunch of dreary looking males gathered on the stage behind some battered up musical instruments and struck up the most irritating [ soundsmusic is not the right term meaning jokes. The only funny part about it was that nobody laughed. x X x There was one more or less en- joyable feature of the show and, by some stretch of the imagination it might have been considered educa- tional. The act referred to was a fan dance put on by the most girl- ish of the girlies (a more accurate description of them wpuld be old baggies). For ever so lolhg I've read and heard about the grace and the beauty with which Sally Rand ex- ecuted her famous fan dance but had no idea how this was done. Al- though I did learn a little some- thing about fan dancing the newly acquired knowledge probably won't do me much good as up to now I don't plan on making any use of it. x X x To get on with the show...A Combines... Tractors... Cars... Here's a sample of our used stock! IHC SP123 Combine, Rebuilt-A-1 OTHER GOOD USED COMBINES TO CHOOSE FROM 1950 John Deers Model D Tractor 1950 Mercury. A top performer SILUMAtl IMPLEMEIIT CO. YOUR IIrERNATIONAL DEALER Park River, N.D. Phone 36691 TONIGHT ,FRIDAY SATURDAY I PLUS: BUGS BUNNYNEWSWINTER PARADISE SUNDAY- MONDAY AUGUST 1-2 i: ROMANCE! ''"""' Illi ! IUN!SCE"ES *, DESTRUCTION EVEII FILMED! be this time . . . From the same .... carton from which he'd been selling TUESDAY - WEDNESDAy AUG. 3-4 ; Ray Junk n Dial 22401 CUOUSWINt3SUNDAY, PROM 3:00 O'CLOCK girlie named Marlene, tall and wil- lowy, with reddish hair came out onto the stage bearing two enor- mous ostrich feather fans. She car- ried one in each hand, holding one in front of her and the other in back. They covered her body com- pletely and as she glided about she moved them so adroitly that no- body saw nothin', to quote a dis- gusted patron. For my money Mar- lene stole the show and should have been billed as the star. X X X She wasn't though, for the STAR was Gracie Williams who was bill- ed as the flying saucer girl. The announcer said she'd been written up in Look magazine, but he didn't say what they said about her. lVost of the costumers were pretty anx- ious to get a gander at her because those who felt they'd thrown away 50 cents to see the show thought maybe her dance would be worth the money. Well sir. she was the biggest let down of all. A big, bux- om blonde, who could have doubled for a Jersey cow any time. Her cos- tume was a red get-up that look- ed something like a bathing suit she lumbered about the stage with a dead pan expression on her face that labeled her as a glum c/sum so far as I was concerned. Even when the emcee or whatever he was, re- minded the audience that here was the star of the show and suggested they give her a hand, nobody ap- plauded. There just didn't seem to be any way at all that enthusiasm could be worked up for this listless show that kad been given such a red hot build-up. X X X Waiting around for things to pep up at that show reminded me of the routine we have to go through here at the Press nearly every day to get any action out of the electric power we have generated to our machines now a days. If you have patience and wait long enough a sufficent spark to keep things going finally does come through, but all the time we're waiting it's costing us money. R ADDITIONAL FARM PRACTICES AVAILABLE, PETERKA SAYS A limited amount of money is available for payment of certain additional practices in connection with the agricultural conservation program in Walsh county, accord- ing to W. S. Peterka, office manager for the ASC. As of July 1. the program was re- computed. After all the practices carried out as of that date have been totalled, there is some money still available for other practices. Applications should be made with- in the next 30 days, Peterka said. Such eligible practices as of this time are F-l-B-Stubble mulching on soil on land not summerfallowed n 1954. Thi. . the cultivatin_ or diskin of small grain stubble after the 1954 rain crop has been re- moved and not later than Sept. 15. Other practices are seeding of le- g0mes and grasses in the fall. dams and water reservoirs. Any producer interested in a new practice or some practice for which he has already signed up, but which was not approved by the county committee, may contact the county office for further informa- tion. Summerfallow uractlces and seeding grasses and legumes with nurse crops such as wheat and oth- er spring seeded grain do not quali- fy at this time, Mr. Peterka saict a i Bakery Specials Saturday, July 31 Large 13-Egg ANGEL FOOD - 75c- Q WINNERS! The Cowger Youngsters Donate Bakken The next 2 Pogo Sticks given away August 26 BREAD, SLICED 18c . UNSLICED 17 We boast the biggest variety of baked goods for a tewn this size In the state of North Dakota. JIM'S BAKERY PARK RIVER Dial 22251 For Many Home an Office Uses the handy. Flarkwell Precision Stapler S169 and (plus tax) The s00oo Walsh County Press PARK RIVER SPECIAL SALE ITEMS July30and81 MIRACLE WHIP, 32 oz jar 57c Uncle William STRAWBERRY Preserves 12-oz jar 4 f'r $1.00 Home Brand Throne Manz. STUFFED OLIVES, No. 3V, 2 jars 35c TOMATO JUICE, Libby's 46 oz can 29c FRUIT COCKTAIL, Libby's 4 303 cans - $1.00 PORK & BEANS, Van Camp, 4 2V= cans $1.00 Cream Style or Whole Kernel CORN, Butter Kernel, 303 cans 2 for 35c PEAS, Butter Kernel, 3-sieve, 2 cans 35 Chicken of the Sea CUCUMBER PICKLES, Heinz fresh, jar Meats RING BOLOGNA, Ib PORK ROAST Ib PORK STEAK . . Ib BEEF LIVER Ib m Fresh Fruits CARROTS, Sno Boy, Ve 2 clio bags TUNA FISH, grated, 3 cans $1.00 CANTALOUPE Jumbo 2 r' Chef Boy-ar-dee POTATOES, white or red 10 Ii' SPAGHETTI & Meat Balls, can 29c .... . ...... Ib _ .., - ,,. vK*ca, .alif. :)unkist 220 size TOMATO SOUP, Campl)en s, 3 cans JELLO, All flavors, 3 pkgs . 25c Raspberries, Strawberries, Peaches, C, TOILET TISSUE, Charmin, 4 rolls . 35.c Apricots - at Market.Prices WE BUY _ _. -.__ WE GIVE MEATS GROCERIES LOCKERS