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,o.,o C H A P M A N A G E N C Y ,,., s.,. 000 Whole FamllySgO,O00 Against Fire, Wind Damage Cost $8.00 Dial 3652,t00 Insure Nowl WALSH COU00NTY PRESS VOLUME 72 PARK RIVER, WALSH COUNTY, N. D. THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 1955 NUMBER 30 Hires Engineer to Draw Plans g, Grading, Blacktop Project Park River city council voted Wadge---was done a couple of years to hire Lloyd Richmond, Forks engineer, to draw specifications for grading, and blacktopping three west of Briggs avenue. the plans are completed be approved by the court- it can call for bids and contracts. However, no de- been worked out as to the street project would be It may be one year, or more away. The coun- concern is to get md specifications so the city the preliminary work out Way. ago. [ In other business an application by Jake Luithle for a building per- mit for a garage was approved. ] Police Magistrate Gust Walstad i disposed of eight court cases during the past month. Thomas Cavanaugh of Devils Lake, was fined $5 and $2.50 costs on a drunken driving charge. Kenneth McBain. Park Riv- er, was fined $10 and $4.50 costs on a speeding charge. Donald Morris, Hoople, forfeited $5 and $2.50 on a charge of speeding and going through a stop sign. John Kelly, of Park River, paid $7.50 fine and costs on a charge of speeding around a and field work on the corner The other cases involved Streets--Code, Harris and drunkenness. LOCAL BUSINESS PLACES ENTERED THURSDAY Break-ins early Thursday'at the Farmers Union Oil company at Minto, and at the Great Northern railway depot and the Farmers Elevator office in Park River are being investigated by the sheriff's office at Grafton. While the prowlers scattered con- tents of the three offices, apparent- ly searching for cash, they obtained little loot, as nearly as could be determined after a n investigation by Sheriff Frank Duray. At Park River, authorities were assisted in their investigations by Sander Kit- telson, police chief and a special agent of the Great Northern. The thieves got about three dol- lars in pennies at the Park River depot, the sheriff said. Taken at the elevator was a small radio. Missing at Minto is a tire, two tubes and a dozen gloves of the Farmers Union brand. ocrat-NPL Picnic to be Held at PR Sept. 18 and Non- partisan sented at the planning meeting. Geelan, Enderlin. former member m eastern North Dakota ;together at a picnic in Park 18 to talk politics. has been received by that Coya Knutson, Minn.. Congresswoman e 9th district in Minne- has consented to come to for the picnic on the of Edmore, N. D.. MrL is known to several peo- areL for the picnic were outlined in Park River Tuesday Schumacher, Drayton, N'me counties were repre- - Espe Held the rnrriage daughter, Marcelline, t o Espe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seattle, Wash. The wed- Place Sept. 6 1955, at the church at James- the couple were Jean Park River, the bride's William Owens. wore a peach color with brown and tan Her flowers were a gold and wine color dais- 'attendant wore a tan suit accessories and had a roses. the bridegroom's me- grey with red acces- bride's mother had a With white accessories. had corsages of car- the ceremony which They were Grand Forks, Pembina, Cavalier, Ramsey, Rolette, Towner, Nelson, Traill and Walsh. Billed as speaxers for the Sept. 18 get-together are: George Schoen- berger, Casselton; Quinten Burdick, Fargo; Wallace Warner. Wahpeton attorney and 1954 NPL candidate for governor: Dr. S. B. Hocking Devils Lake, 1954 Democrate candi- date for lieutenant governor; Agnes ;of the state senate. I Handbills announcing the picnic advertise it as "an open discussion on political alignments and issues fin the 1956 election.' The picnic program will be held in River park, at 2 p.m. If weather is unfavorable, the meeting will be in the _Legion Coliseum, the park i pavilion. Free coffee will be served. Over 1,600 Attend Race Track Opening Approxicately 1, 6 0 0 persons (Sept. 11) starting at 2 p.m. crammed the bleachers and lined the hag-mile clay track Monday for the Labor Day opening of the new Park River Speedway. Grand Forks drivers dominated The main event of the afternoon, with all the cars on the track, was w on by Harold Coreoran, Grand Forks. Others who placed were Lea Strata, second, and Ray Johnson, the winners circle in the 20-car third, both Grand Forks, Duane field which provided more than a Manning, Thief River Falls, fourth; half-dozen spills and crackups. Emmett Batten, Grand Forks, fifth. Allen end Gilman. Eide, owners l Winners of the first heat of the and operators of the speedway an- preliminaries were Strata, first; nounced that stock car races will be ,held at the track again Sunday Tournament Set At Gardar Sunday Batten, second; Johnson, Grand Forks, third. Three Park River drivers took the honors in the sec- ond heat of eight laps. They were Jerome Lund, first; Morris Dahl, second, and Woody Moffett, third. In the consolation event which in- cluded all cars that had not yet Drawings for the Rinky Dink placed in the money, the winners baseball tournament at Gardar on were Harold Corcoran, first, and Sunday, Sept. 11, have been an- nounced. R. Corcoran, second, brothers} and Park River and Nash meet in the Dick Croker, Grafton. tournament opener at 1 o'clock.' H. Corcoran, Batten and Strata finished The second game will be between in that order in the fast Gardar and Fordville at 2:30. The t car race (featuring winners of the championship game is slated for 4 previous races}. ).m. The two games will be five- inning affairs, and the game for the chamlionship will be a seven-in- ning tilt. On the basis of season records Fordville is the tournament favor- ite, but all four teams have ira- In the time trails Ray Corcoran, Grand Forks. paced the field with a time of 32 seconds for once around the track. Next were Harold Corcoran, 33.20, and Howard Ahl- gren, 34, Thief River Falls. Nurses Graduate Price Supports Broadened On Rye, Barley Price supports for the 1955 crops of rye and barley have been broad- ened to include No. 4 rye based on test weight only and No. 5 barley and No. 5 garlicky barley. The changes are made. Chairman Palmer Levin of the State Agricul- tural Stabilization and Conservation Committee explains because this season's weather in some of the major producing states has resulted in a larger than usual proportion of lower grade rye and barley. Support for No. 4 rye will be dis- counted at the rate of four cents per bushel for each pound by which the test weight falls below the test weight for No. 3 rye. Support for No. 5 barley will be discounted 15 cents per bushel in addition to other {applicable dis- counts, in determining the loan rate for specific lots. Chairman Levin points out that ordinarily the percentage of the rye and barley crops falling in the low- er grades is relatively small. This rear, because of weather conditions, an unusually large part of the bar- ley and rye crops will fall in the lower grades. The change in price- support eligibility will make it pos- sible for farmers to put a larger part of their rye and barley crops under loans or purchase agree- mextts. Mrs. Lawson Rites Set for Friday Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Federated church for Mrs. James Lawson, 64, who died Sept. 6, 1955, at St. Ansgars hospital in this city. She had been ill the past nine. weeks. Rev. W. Ray llLiff Will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers will be Peder J. Peder- son, Gaylord Ratliff, James Veral- rud, Robert Flaten, Quinten Daley and Clayton Walstad. The Overbye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and the body will lie in state at the church one hour before the funeral Born at Park River June 28, 1891, Mrs. Lawson was the former Etta May Coulter. and lived in this com- munity all her life. She married James Lawson March 27, 1912, at Grafton. Survivors include the husband and six children: Ralph Lawson. of Agate, N. D., David Lawson, Park River, Melvi Lawson, Alberta, Minn., Mrs. Joe Borkowski (Ethel) of St. Joseph, Me., Mrs. Francis Daley (Annie) of Nash: Mrs May- nard Veum (Gene) of Cando. There are also two sisters and a brother City School Registration Over 300 as Term Begins More than 300 youngsters regist- ered Tuesday morning for the open- ing o'f the Park River Elementary School, the name by which the loc- al grade school will be known from now on, according to Owen McGow- an, principal. This is an increase of 24 over the first day's enrollment last year. To handle the increasing enroll- ment at the school, the government offices housed there for 17 years, in the basement and the top floor have moved out and every room is now utilized for school purposes. The only exception is the County Ex- tension office which is still located on the third floor, and will be until completion of the new addition of the Walsh County School. The large assembly room on the third floor, which has a seating capacity of about 250, has been fit- ted up with a stage and will be used for programs and movies, now a permanent part of the visual edu- cation program Classrooms on the third floor accommodate 120 pupils. Heading the faculty of 14, again Local Woman's Father Dies at 87 Joseph Helt, 87, of Lankin, fath- er of Mrs. Oscar A. Bygland of this city, died Aug. 31, 955, at a Graf- ton hospital. He was a former Park River resident. Funeral services were held Sat- urday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic church at Lankin, with burial in the church cemetery. The Matejeek Funeral Home of Lankin was in charge of arrangements. Born at SpillviUe, Ia., March 19, 1868, Mr. Helt :ama to North Da- kota in 1883, settling in Cleveland township. He married Anna Swartz in Grafton June 27, 1891. The couple observed their 64th wedding anniversary this year. Before mov- ing to Lankin, Mr. and Mrs. Helt lived in Cleveland and Norton townships and in Park River. Since retiring from farming they have lived in Lankin for the past 35 years. Survivors besides Mrs. Helt and Mrs. Bygland are four other daugh- ters and three sons. These include Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas of Oak Park, Ill., Minnie Helt of Milwau- kee, Wis., Mrs. Gerald Rudolph and Mrs. Clarence Wittmer, of St. Paul: Frank Helt, Mandan. William Hell, Buffalo. N. D., and Charley Helt, Of Grandy Centre, Ia. Those who came for the funeral were Mr. nd Mrs. Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs. Wittmer. the Frank and William Helts and Charley Helt and this year is McGowan, who is teach- er of the seventh grade, in addition to his work as principal, His wife, Mrs. Grayce MeGowan, is also on the staff She is teaching only speech correction this year and is planning concentrated help to two first .graders, one with cerebral palsy and one with a cleft palate, Total enrollment in her class is 47 pupils. The McGowans spent most of the summer in Park River and Mrs. McGowan had special classes here in individual therapy and speech correction. They are living in the Bennington apartments this year. Leo Englerth, 8th grade teacher, underwent surgery at a Grafton hospital the opening day of school and Mrs. Bert Hardy will substitute for him until he is able to take up his work. Three new teachers are on the faculty this year. They include Mrs. Earl Montague of Park River, sixth grade, and Miss Darlyne Langlie of Mayville and Miss Elaine Eichhorst, Climax, Minn., both first grade teachers. Mrs. Montague is an ex- perienced teacher, who received her training at Mayville State Teachers College. During the sum- mer she attended three workshops. These included one on Conserva- tion of Natural Resources at Valley City, another on health at the Uni- versity of North Dakota. Grand Forks, and a third on reading at the Bemidji, Minn., State Teachers College. Among her pupils is her daughter, Linda. The Misses Langlie and Eichhorst are farm girls who are teaching their first terms. Both received their education at the Mayville State Teachers College. They have two first grade classes of 20 pupils each. In Park River they are mak- ing their home. with the Bert I-Lardys. Mrs. Elsie Martin, of Grafton, is beginning her fourth year on the local faculty. She spent the summer at her home and commutes from there daily to school. After teaching the sixth grade here for the past five years, Mrs. Mary Garster of Grafton, has switched to the fourth grade this year. She spent the summer in Min- neapolis with relatives. Another change in jobs was made when Mrs. Clarence Lien, Park River gave up music and is now teaching one section of the third grade with 24 pupils. This will be her fourth year on the staff. The other third grade room. with 25 pupils, is taught by Mrs. Earl John- son, of Park River. who is begin- ning her eighth year here. The two women spent the summer at home. Mrs. Selina Bjorneby and Mrs. at 4 o'clock, a reception at the home of Mr. and Wiederrich. of the Walsh County and of Jamestown Col- Espe s employed as a Mr. Espe is a of Rolette high school and War veteran. He is now Jamestown college a n d Will reside in that city. BAND RAISES GRAVEL PROJECT -Gardar Commun- netted $125 on the gravel and donated by according to the Lee. the band is having a The group has to take part in the of North Dakota home- in Grand Forks Oct. or not they will accept later, Mr. Lee said, DOING Gun Club club meets 8:30 Robert Barks home. Episcopal guild will home of Mrs. Fred :30 Guild 8 p. m. Thiele home. and lon- picnic. 2 p.m., Park River. County Wildlife gun club. proved toward the end of the sea- son and observers say the game should be close. Fordvill has a 5-1 record of wins and losses. Nash follows with a record of four wins. three losses and one tie. Park River has won only two games while los- ing five and tieing three. Probable pitchers for the tourna- ment will be: Park River. L. Eng- lerth; Nash, W. Hove: Fordville, Gillespie: Gardar. D. Flanagan. Tournament mangaer Barney And- erson, Gardar, says admission will be 50c for adults and 25c for chil- dren. FIRE DEPARTMENT DOES DOUBLE DUTY MONDAY The Park River fire department put out two fires Monday-,cone when it answered an alarm and the other when the fire truck hap- pened along just as a grass fire threatened a wooded area west of town. The truck was called Monday morning when an out-door privy north of Highway 17 near Jerry's Ace Service caught fire. In the afternoon one truck was at the speedway west of town during the stock car races and when it was returning to the city, firemen stop- ped to put out a grass fire. Fire Chief Harold Schlen said both fires are believed to have been started by discarded cigarette butts. The North Dakota Potato Devel- opment Commision will conduct a hearing at Grafton Sept. 16 for the purpose of considering a proposed Study club Ilorder of the commission that will Thiele's. apply to the Red River Valley area. I Mrs. Garfield J. Mauritson, Park i son, James. Helen Kruse of Edinburg, are the Colleen PatrIcia Brandvold and River, Miss Ada Coulter and Gee. I -- third grade teachers and have 19 Julie Ann Englerth will graduate Coulter of Fargo. Fhere are 16 and 21 pupils respectively. They Friday, Sept. 9. from the Deaconess randchildre n I BAND PRACTICE CALLED have both been on the faculty be- Hospital School of Nursing in Mrs. Lawson was a member of lFOR TONIGHT (THURS.) fore and commute from their homes Grand Forks. where they have cam- the Federated church, of the mis- to school daily. Highlight of their pleted 3 years of training. Gradu- The Walsh County Agricultural summer was attending a workshop tion exercises will be held in the sionary society, the ladies aid, Riv- School band will meet for a pre- on natural resources conservation Presbyterian church, erside Rebekah lodge and the Am- game rehearsal tonight (Thursday} held at Camp Ritchie near Valley Colleen is the daughter of Mr. i erican Legion Auxiliary. in the WCAS band room in pre-I City. ' and Mrs. Orday Brandvold and f paration for the Aggie-Langdon i" Heading the music department is Julie Ann. the daughter of Mr. and i The American Legion Auxiliary football game Friday night. Mrs. Albert Lewis of Park River. Mrs. Leo Englerth of Park River. i will hold the first meeting of the All regular band members and She Ls no newcomer to the school, Both ar 1952 graduates of Edinbury fall season Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 alumni are urged to attend, accord- having taught here before her mar- High School. p. m. Girl State reports to be given, ing to Director Harlan Andrews. riage and on a part time basis off and on for several years since. Last year she taught the fifth grade. Be- FROM I()WA sides her work, in which she has .... '' contact with every pupil in the school, she teaches grammar, spel- Farmer Who Toured Russia to Talk at Fair A member of the American dele- gation of farmers who toured Rus- sia recently will be one of the speakers at the North Dakota State Potato Show and Walsh County Fair next month at Park River. Charles J. Hearst, Cedar Falls, Ia., farmer, will talk and show film slides on the Russian tour at the men's educational program Tues- day, Oct. 25, according to fair Sec- retary Robert Amstrup. The potato show and fair will run Oct. 24-27. A panel on pelleted feeds also will be a part of the men's educa- tional program. Members of the panel will include Kenneth Ford of the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator, Grand Forks. representing feed processors: Dr. W. E. Dinnuson, Fargo, associate professor of animal husbandry at North Dakota Agri- cultural College; Oscar Seilstad, Conway, representing beef feeders; Myron Hylden, Park River, repre- senting hog feeders. A tractor safety demonstration following the men's program Oct. 25 will be given by Seb Vogel, Far- go, assistant extension agrieultffral engineer at NDAC. Using ropes to control the demonstration Vogel tips tractors and in other ways] shows what happens when a tractor I I driver goes around corners too fast, ] climbs a steep incline or in some l 1 other way ignores, safety measures. I Cutting horse demonstrations will add a touch of the cow country to the Fair again this year. The famed ]quarter-horse trained in the job of cutting cattle from a herd, will be I put through its paces at both per- formances of the Little lnternation- 'al Livestock Show. I Master of ceremonies at the Little International this year will be Carl Amstrup, Minneapolis. Amstrup, who is with F. H. Peavey Co,'s agri- cultural youth department, is a for- mer vocational agricultural instruc- tor at the Waish County Agricul- tural School in Park River. He and Waish County Extension Agent Ro- bert Amstrup are brothers. Fair officials also issued a re- minder that entries in the North Dakota State Potato Queen contest should be in by Sept. 15. The candi- date must be a North Dakota resi- dent and may be married or single, ae 16 or over. The girl must be sponsored by a North Dakota Po- tato grower or shipper. A $10 en- try fee must accompany each ap- plication which should be mailed to Mrs. Win. Hall, Edinburg, N. D., before Sept. 15. grade. Among her plans for the year is an all-school spring festival in which every pupil will have a part. A new feature of the curriculum this year is the Opportunity room for pupils from the 5th to the 8th grade, who have difficulty with various subjects. The teacher is Mrs. James Heggen, who moved here this year from Lankin with her family. Plans are under way to have the hot lunch program start as soon as possible, Mr. McGowan said. He also mentioned that this year each teacher will be expected to surer- vise her own pupils on the play- ground during recess time. pThe school has been redecorated throughout during the summer, under the supervision of Fritz Jur- gens, custodian, New equipment added includes 50 folding chairs. ,o.,o C H A P M A N A G E N C Y ,,., s.,. 000 Whole FamllySgO,O00 Against Fire, Wind Damage Cost $8.00 Dial 3652,t00 Insure Nowl WALSH COU00NTY PRESS VOLUME 72 PARK RIVER, WALSH COUNTY, N. D. THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 1955 NUMBER 30 Hires Engineer to Draw Plans g, Grading, Blacktop Project Park River city council voted Wadge---was done a couple of years to hire Lloyd Richmond, Forks engineer, to draw specifications for grading, and blacktopping three west of Briggs avenue. the plans are completed be approved by the court- it can call for bids and contracts. However, no de- been worked out as to the street project would be It may be one year, or more away. The coun- concern is to get md specifications so the city the preliminary work out Way. ago. [ In other business an application by Jake Luithle for a building per- mit for a garage was approved. ] Police Magistrate Gust Walstad i disposed of eight court cases during the past month. Thomas Cavanaugh of Devils Lake, was fined $5 and $2.50 costs on a drunken driving charge. Kenneth McBain. Park Riv- er, was fined $10 and $4.50 costs on a speeding charge. Donald Morris, Hoople, forfeited $5 and $2.50 on a charge of speeding and going through a stop sign. John Kelly, of Park River, paid $7.50 fine and costs on a charge of speeding around a and field work on the corner The other cases involved Streets--Code, Harris and drunkenness. LOCAL BUSINESS PLACES ENTERED THURSDAY Break-ins early Thursday'at the Farmers Union Oil company at Minto, and at the Great Northern railway depot and the Farmers Elevator office in Park River are being investigated by the sheriff's office at Grafton. While the prowlers scattered con- tents of the three offices, apparent- ly searching for cash, they obtained little loot, as nearly as could be determined after a n investigation by Sheriff Frank Duray. At Park River, authorities were assisted in their investigations by Sander Kit- telson, police chief and a special agent of the Great Northern. The thieves got about three dol- lars in pennies at the Park River depot, the sheriff said. Taken at the elevator was a small radio. Missing at Minto is a tire, two tubes and a dozen gloves of the Farmers Union brand. ocrat-NPL Picnic to be Held at PR Sept. 18 and Non- partisan sented at the planning meeting. Geelan, Enderlin. former member m eastern North Dakota ;together at a picnic in Park 18 to talk politics. has been received by that Coya Knutson, Minn.. Congresswoman e 9th district in Minne- has consented to come to for the picnic on the of Edmore, N. D.. MrL is known to several peo- areL for the picnic were outlined in Park River Tuesday Schumacher, Drayton, N'me counties were repre- - Espe Held the rnrriage daughter, Marcelline, t o Espe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seattle, Wash. The wed- Place Sept. 6 1955, at the church at James- the couple were Jean Park River, the bride's William Owens. wore a peach color with brown and tan Her flowers were a gold and wine color dais- 'attendant wore a tan suit accessories and had a roses. the bridegroom's me- grey with red acces- bride's mother had a With white accessories. had corsages of car- the ceremony which They were Grand Forks, Pembina, Cavalier, Ramsey, Rolette, Towner, Nelson, Traill and Walsh. Billed as speaxers for the Sept. 18 get-together are: George Schoen- berger, Casselton; Quinten Burdick, Fargo; Wallace Warner. Wahpeton attorney and 1954 NPL candidate for governor: Dr. S. B. Hocking Devils Lake, 1954 Democrate candi- date for lieutenant governor; Agnes ;of the state senate. I Handbills announcing the picnic advertise it as "an open discussion on political alignments and issues fin the 1956 election.' The picnic program will be held in River park, at 2 p.m. If weather is unfavorable, the meeting will be in the _Legion Coliseum, the park i pavilion. Free coffee will be served. Over 1,600 Attend Race Track Opening Approxicately 1, 6 0 0 persons (Sept. 11) starting at 2 p.m. crammed the bleachers and lined the hag-mile clay track Monday for the Labor Day opening of the new Park River Speedway. Grand Forks drivers dominated The main event of the afternoon, with all the cars on the track, was w on by Harold Coreoran, Grand Forks. Others who placed were Lea Strata, second, and Ray Johnson, the winners circle in the 20-car third, both Grand Forks, Duane field which provided more than a Manning, Thief River Falls, fourth; half-dozen spills and crackups. Emmett Batten, Grand Forks, fifth. Allen end Gilman. Eide, owners l Winners of the first heat of the and operators of the speedway an- preliminaries were Strata, first; nounced that stock car races will be ,held at the track again Sunday Tournament Set At Gardar Sunday Batten, second; Johnson, Grand Forks, third. Three Park River drivers took the honors in the sec- ond heat of eight laps. They were Jerome Lund, first; Morris Dahl, second, and Woody Moffett, third. In the consolation event which in- cluded all cars that had not yet Drawings for the Rinky Dink placed in the money, the winners baseball tournament at Gardar on were Harold Corcoran, first, and Sunday, Sept. 11, have been an- nounced. R. Corcoran, second, brothers} and Park River and Nash meet in the Dick Croker, Grafton. tournament opener at 1 o'clock.' H. Corcoran, Batten and Strata finished The second game will be between in that order in the fast Gardar and Fordville at 2:30. The t car race (featuring winners of the championship game is slated for 4 previous races}. ).m. The two games will be five- inning affairs, and the game for the chamlionship will be a seven-in- ning tilt. On the basis of season records Fordville is the tournament favor- ite, but all four teams have ira- In the time trails Ray Corcoran, Grand Forks. paced the field with a time of 32 seconds for once around the track. Next were Harold Corcoran, 33.20, and Howard Ahl- gren, 34, Thief River Falls. Nurses Graduate Price Supports Broadened On Rye, Barley Price supports for the 1955 crops of rye and barley have been broad- ened to include No. 4 rye based on test weight only and No. 5 barley and No. 5 garlicky barley. The changes are made. Chairman Palmer Levin of the State Agricul- tural Stabilization and Conservation Committee explains because this season's weather in some of the major producing states has resulted in a larger than usual proportion of lower grade rye and barley. Support for No. 4 rye will be dis- counted at the rate of four cents per bushel for each pound by which the test weight falls below the test weight for No. 3 rye. Support for No. 5 barley will be discounted 15 cents per bushel in addition to other {applicable dis- counts, in determining the loan rate for specific lots. Chairman Levin points out that ordinarily the percentage of the rye and barley crops falling in the low- er grades is relatively small. This rear, because of weather conditions, an unusually large part of the bar- ley and rye crops will fall in the lower grades. The change in price- support eligibility will make it pos- sible for farmers to put a larger part of their rye and barley crops under loans or purchase agree- mextts. Mrs. Lawson Rites Set for Friday Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Federated church for Mrs. James Lawson, 64, who died Sept. 6, 1955, at St. Ansgars hospital in this city. She had been ill the past nine. weeks. Rev. W. Ray llLiff Will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers will be Peder J. Peder- son, Gaylord Ratliff, James Veral- rud, Robert Flaten, Quinten Daley and Clayton Walstad. The Overbye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and the body will lie in state at the church one hour before the funeral Born at Park River June 28, 1891, Mrs. Lawson was the former Etta May Coulter. and lived in this com- munity all her life. She married James Lawson March 27, 1912, at Grafton. Survivors include the husband and six children: Ralph Lawson. of Agate, N. D., David Lawson, Park River, Melvi Lawson, Alberta, Minn., Mrs. Joe Borkowski (Ethel) of St. Joseph, Me., Mrs. Francis Daley (Annie) of Nash: Mrs May- nard Veum (Gene) of Cando. There are also two sisters and a brother City School Registration Over 300 as Term Begins More than 300 youngsters regist- ered Tuesday morning for the open- ing o'f the Park River Elementary School, the name by which the loc- al grade school will be known from now on, according to Owen McGow- an, principal. This is an increase of 24 over the first day's enrollment last year. To handle the increasing enroll- ment at the school, the government offices housed there for 17 years, in the basement and the top floor have moved out and every room is now utilized for school purposes. The only exception is the County Ex- tension office which is still located on the third floor, and will be until completion of the new addition of the Walsh County School. The large assembly room on the third floor, which has a seating capacity of about 250, has been fit- ted up with a stage and will be used for programs and movies, now a permanent part of the visual edu- cation program Classrooms on the third floor accommodate 120 pupils. Heading the faculty of 14, again Local Woman's Father Dies at 87 Joseph Helt, 87, of Lankin, fath- er of Mrs. Oscar A. Bygland of this city, died Aug. 31, 955, at a Graf- ton hospital. He was a former Park River resident. Funeral services were held Sat- urday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic church at Lankin, with burial in the church cemetery. The Matejeek Funeral Home of Lankin was in charge of arrangements. Born at SpillviUe, Ia., March 19, 1868, Mr. Helt :ama to North Da- kota in 1883, settling in Cleveland township. He married Anna Swartz in Grafton June 27, 1891. The couple observed their 64th wedding anniversary this year. Before mov- ing to Lankin, Mr. and Mrs. Helt lived in Cleveland and Norton townships and in Park River. Since retiring from farming they have lived in Lankin for the past 35 years. Survivors besides Mrs. Helt and Mrs. Bygland are four other daugh- ters and three sons. These include Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas of Oak Park, Ill., Minnie Helt of Milwau- kee, Wis., Mrs. Gerald Rudolph and Mrs. Clarence Wittmer, of St. Paul: Frank Helt, Mandan. William Hell, Buffalo. N. D., and Charley Helt, Of Grandy Centre, Ia. Those who came for the funeral were Mr. nd Mrs. Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs. Wittmer. the Frank and William Helts and Charley Helt and this year is McGowan, who is teach- er of the seventh grade, in addition to his work as principal, His wife, Mrs. Grayce MeGowan, is also on the staff She is teaching only speech correction this year and is planning concentrated help to two first .graders, one with cerebral palsy and one with a cleft palate, Total enrollment in her class is 47 pupils. The McGowans spent most of the summer in Park River and Mrs. McGowan had special classes here in individual therapy and speech correction. They are living in the Bennington apartments this year. Leo Englerth, 8th grade teacher, underwent surgery at a Grafton hospital the opening day of school and Mrs. Bert Hardy will substitute for him until he is able to take up his work. Three new teachers are on the faculty this year. They include Mrs. Earl Montague of Park River, sixth grade, and Miss Darlyne Langlie of Mayville and Miss Elaine Eichhorst, Climax, Minn., both first grade teachers. Mrs. Montague is an ex- perienced teacher, who received her training at Mayville State Teachers College. During the sum- mer she attended three workshops. These included one on Conserva- tion of Natural Resources at Valley City, another on health at the Uni- versity of North Dakota. Grand Forks, and a third on reading at the Bemidji, Minn., State Teachers College. Among her pupils is her daughter, Linda. The Misses Langlie and Eichhorst are farm girls who are teaching their first terms. Both received their education at the Mayville State Teachers College. They have two first grade classes of 20 pupils each. In Park River they are mak- ing their home. with the Bert I-Lardys. Mrs. Elsie Martin, of Grafton, is beginning her fourth year on the local faculty. She spent the summer at her home and commutes from there daily to school. After teaching the sixth grade here for the past five years, Mrs. Mary Garster of Grafton, has switched to the fourth grade this year. She spent the summer in Min- neapolis with relatives. Another change in jobs was made when Mrs. Clarence Lien, Park River gave up music and is now teaching one section of the third grade with 24 pupils. This will be her fourth year on the staff. The other third grade room. with 25 pupils, is taught by Mrs. Earl John- son, of Park River. who is begin- ning her eighth year here. The two women spent the summer at home. Mrs. Selina Bjorneby and Mrs. at 4 o'clock, a reception at the home of Mr. and Wiederrich. of the Walsh County and of Jamestown Col- Espe s employed as a Mr. Espe is a of Rolette high school and War veteran. He is now Jamestown college a n d Will reside in that city. BAND RAISES GRAVEL PROJECT -Gardar Commun- netted $125 on the gravel and donated by according to the Lee. the band is having a The group has to take part in the of North Dakota home- in Grand Forks Oct. or not they will accept later, Mr. Lee said, DOING Gun Club club meets 8:30 Robert Barks home. Episcopal guild will home of Mrs. Fred :30 Guild 8 p. m. Thiele home. and lon- picnic. 2 p.m., Park River. County Wildlife gun club. proved toward the end of the sea- son and observers say the game should be close. Fordvill has a 5-1 record of wins and losses. Nash follows with a record of four wins. three losses and one tie. Park River has won only two games while los- ing five and tieing three. Probable pitchers for the tourna- ment will be: Park River. L. Eng- lerth; Nash, W. Hove: Fordville, Gillespie: Gardar. D. Flanagan. Tournament mangaer Barney And- erson, Gardar, says admission will be 50c for adults and 25c for chil- dren. FIRE DEPARTMENT DOES DOUBLE DUTY MONDAY The Park River fire department put out two fires Monday-,cone when it answered an alarm and the other when the fire truck hap- pened along just as a grass fire threatened a wooded area west of town. The truck was called Monday morning when an out-door privy north of Highway 17 near Jerry's Ace Service caught fire. In the afternoon one truck was at the speedway west of town during the stock car races and when it was returning to the city, firemen stop- ped to put out a grass fire. Fire Chief Harold Schlen said both fires are believed to have been started by discarded cigarette butts. The North Dakota Potato Devel- opment Commision will conduct a hearing at Grafton Sept. 16 for the purpose of considering a proposed Study club Ilorder of the commission that will Thiele's. apply to the Red River Valley area. I Mrs. Garfield J. Mauritson, Park i son, James. Helen Kruse of Edinburg, are the Colleen PatrIcia Brandvold and River, Miss Ada Coulter and Gee. I -- third grade teachers and have 19 Julie Ann Englerth will graduate Coulter of Fargo. Fhere are 16 and 21 pupils respectively. They Friday, Sept. 9. from the Deaconess randchildre n I BAND PRACTICE CALLED have both been on the faculty be- Hospital School of Nursing in Mrs. Lawson was a member of lFOR TONIGHT (THURS.) fore and commute from their homes Grand Forks. where they have cam- the Federated church, of the mis- to school daily. Highlight of their pleted 3 years of training. Gradu- The Walsh County Agricultural summer was attending a workshop tion exercises will be held in the sionary society, the ladies aid, Riv- School band will meet for a pre- on natural resources conservation Presbyterian church, erside Rebekah lodge and the Am- game rehearsal tonight (Thursday} held at Camp Ritchie near Valley Colleen is the daughter of Mr. i erican Legion Auxiliary. in the WCAS band room in pre-I City. ' and Mrs. Orday Brandvold and f paration for the Aggie-Langdon i" Heading the music department is Julie Ann. the daughter of Mr. and i The American Legion Auxiliary football game Friday night. Mrs. Albert Lewis of Park River. Mrs. Leo Englerth of Park River. i will hold the first meeting of the All regular band members and She Ls no newcomer to the school, Both ar 1952 graduates of Edinbury fall season Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 alumni are urged to attend, accord- having taught here before her mar- High School. p. m. Girl State reports to be given, ing to Director Harlan Andrews. riage and on a part time basis off and on for several years since. Last year she taught the fifth grade. Be- FROM I()WA sides her work, in which she has .... '' contact with every pupil in the school, she teaches grammar, spel- Farmer Who Toured Russia to Talk at Fair A member of the American dele- gation of farmers who toured Rus- sia recently will be one of the speakers at the North Dakota State Potato Show and Walsh County Fair next month at Park River. Charles J. Hearst, Cedar Falls, Ia., farmer, will talk and show film slides on the Russian tour at the men's educational program Tues- day, Oct. 25, according to fair Sec- retary Robert Amstrup. The potato show and fair will run Oct. 24-27. A panel on pelleted feeds also will be a part of the men's educa- tional program. Members of the panel will include Kenneth Ford of the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator, Grand Forks. representing feed processors: Dr. W. E. Dinnuson, Fargo, associate professor of animal husbandry at North Dakota Agri- cultural College; Oscar Seilstad, Conway, representing beef feeders; Myron Hylden, Park River, repre- senting hog feeders. A tractor safety demonstration following the men's program Oct. 25 will be given by Seb Vogel, Far- go, assistant extension agrieultffral engineer at NDAC. Using ropes to control the demonstration Vogel tips tractors and in other ways] shows what happens when a tractor I I driver goes around corners too fast, ] climbs a steep incline or in some l 1 other way ignores, safety measures. I Cutting horse demonstrations will add a touch of the cow country to the Fair again this year. The famed ]quarter-horse trained in the job of cutting cattle from a herd, will be I put through its paces at both per- formances of the Little lnternation- 'al Livestock Show. I Master of ceremonies at the Little International this year will be Carl Amstrup, Minneapolis. Amstrup, who is with F. H. Peavey Co,'s agri- cultural youth department, is a for- mer vocational agricultural instruc- tor at the Waish County Agricul- tural School in Park River. He and Waish County Extension Agent Ro- bert Amstrup are brothers. Fair officials also issued a re- minder that entries in the North Dakota State Potato Queen contest should be in by Sept. 15. The candi- date must be a North Dakota resi- dent and may be married or single, ae 16 or over. The girl must be sponsored by a North Dakota Po- tato grower or shipper. A $10 en- try fee must accompany each ap- plication which should be mailed to Mrs. Win. Hall, Edinburg, N. D., before Sept. 15. grade. Among her plans for the year is an all-school spring festival in which every pupil will have a part. A new feature of the curriculum this year is the Opportunity room for pupils from the 5th to the 8th grade, who have difficulty with various subjects. The teacher is Mrs. James Heggen, who moved here this year from Lankin with her family. Plans are under way to have the hot lunch program start as soon as possible, Mr. McGowan said. He also mentioned that this year each teacher will be expected to surer- vise her own pupils on the play- ground during recess time. pThe school has been redecorated throughout during the summer, under the supervision of Fritz Jur- gens, custodian, New equipment added includes 50 folding chairs.