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MMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 Pa e 5 (Very Late-) Breaking News for Park River September, 1918 A look back at noteworthy news from Walsh County history By David Larson married until they earned at least for The Press $100/month.) PARK RIVER, N.D.- As the A large part of the adult male War ground on, the government's population of the city has been out food restrictions became even in the field helping farmers with more stringent. The sugar al- shocking the"liberty crop". Gangs lowance for restaurants and hotels of men from all callings have has been cut to two pounds ofsug- been assembled by Police Chief ar for every 90 meals sold. (In- Schlenk. Laborers have begunto terestingly enough, maple sugar, arrive, but they are not as numer- honey, and corn syrup were not ra- ous as in times past. tioned.) Later in the month the The last piece of wooden side- Park River Gazette published a walk in the city is being replaced lengthy list of maximum prices that by cement sidewalk. The sidewalk could be charged by Walsh Coun- in question is on the east side ty merchants. Harris Avenue, from the highway A huge $25,000 land deal was one block east. (across from the closed in mid-month. J. Nelson Lutheran Church) Hobbs purchased a half section of A new millinery store will open land on the north side of the river soon in the Young Block. near the old Kensington settle- Forrest Ratliff visited home. ment. This is some of the very best He had just completed his student farmland in the county. The sell- mn as Great Northern brakeman. er was Hobbs' neighbor Alexander The merchants ofWalsh Coun- Ford. Ford is one of the owners of ty are not allowed to charge any the new Community Elevator, and price higher than those printed on will be moving to town. Page 3 of the Park River Herald. AI Mullineaux, former manag- Among the prices quoted: Granu- er of the light plant, has moved to lated sugar, $. 10/lb and $1.60 for Portland. His new electrician's job a 24 -pound sack of white flour. will pay $165 a month for an 8- The last issue of the month hour day; here he earned $100 for stated that recent letters reported longer hours. ($165 was really that Paul Farup had been killed ac- good pay in 1918. When my father tion. The information was not ver- was working for the bank twenty ified, Farup's name was not on any years later, the management did not list received thus far from the War allow any of the employees to get Office. O 1TI"IL T ~ 1TL O 1 T YT ?T? lf'~lT~h LW~L ! JT 1T~, " L~'~ "ITI chicken eggs in their manufactur- iors, especially this time of year, are ing process, the pneumococcal vaccines for Fear of needle vaccines: If you pneumonia. Around 1 million don't like needles, and you're be- Americans are hospitalized with tween the ages of 18 and 64, your pneumonia each year, and about options are the "Fluzone Intrader- 50,000 people die from it. mal" or "AFLURIA" vaccine. The CDC recommends that all The Fluzone intradermal fluseniors, 65 or older, get two vacci- shot uses a tiny 1/16-inch long mi- nations -Prevnar 13 and Pneu- cro-needle to inject the vaccine movax23. Both vaccines, whichare just under the skin, rather than administered just once at different deeper in the muscle like stand d . times', 6rk ih'diffcCeh't Ways'to pro- flu shot. Wl}i.'l.e the AFL k)ide n fiximum ptotebtion: cme is administered by a jet lnjec, Ifyoti]iaven't yet received any tot, which is a medical device that pneumococcal vaccine you should uses a high-pressure, narrow stream of fluidto penetrate the skin instead of a needle. 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I r, By Jill Sanderson Aperson is guilty of negligent homicide of PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The recent deathan unborn child, a class C felony, if the per- of an unborn child resulting from an auto- son negligently causes the death of an unborn mobile accident where there was clearly neg- child. ligence at play has this writer furious as no real Yet, 75-year-old, Claudia Rae Grace from ptmishment was handed down to the negligent Florida gets to plead guilty to a lower charge driver. What good is it to have laws when we of a Class A Misdemeanor for Aggravated do not consistently enforce them. It should not Reckless Driving and the judge saw fit to sus- be a case by case judgment call that decides pend the 360 days behind bars, which is the the outcome of a crime. We have laws for a maximum punishment for the charge, as part reason and I think we should follow those laws of the plea agreement. Because of the plea regardless of gender, age, or race. agreement, the class C felony charge ofneg- North Dakota Century Code clearly states ligent homicide was dismissed, this charge in CHAPTER 12.1-17.1 (OFFENSES holds a punishment ofimprisonment for up to AGAINST UNBORN CHILDREN): 12.1- 5 years. The only "punishment" Grace was giv- 17.1-04. Negligent homicide of an unborn en was 1 year of unsupervised probation and child. 61 days after that is finished, her record will The following is a series focusing on Park River and the surrounding communi- ties during World War I, the Great War, as it was called. The conclusion of the series will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the war itself. By David Larson for The Press Part 2: A century ago Park River was a stereotype of the sleepy farm town. We were un- troubled by great deeds of great people out there in the big Im- portant World. Out there a quick war broke out in the Balkans, and then another quick war broke out in the Balkans. A huge Boston in- surance company went bust. In near-by Wisconsin voters elected be expunged, which mean the "incident" "" "' never happened! This is wrong, how can a life, be lost and the person who caused the death gets no more of a punishment than someone ;, who simply breaks a traffic law? Because of the unlawful actions ofa driv- ' er and the lack of enforcement of our clearly ~ , written state laws; a child will never have the ,/, chance to open her eyes and her parents and. ; ,: family will forever live with a hole in their hearts. I am completely angered by this case - a life is lost and the person responsible is not held accountable; there was no justice for that ! unbom little girl. ~"?.: Editor's Note." Sanderson is from Park Riv- :" .!.i) er, N.D. neighboring farms. We had no part isolation were the deeds of the in the problems of the greater United States army. In 1898 the wide world, at least directly, county press quickly fell captive Indirectly, though, the changes to the Spanish-American War. in that outside world were sneak- When the boys retumed to their ing into our community every victory celebration in Grafton, year. Our local newspapers carried Park River sent its band and its up-to-the-month information about firemen, 15 of them. Paris hemlines and gossip about In 1916 Company C returned to New York high society. The tech- action, this time to chase Pancho nology of the greater world had ar- Villa back across the Mexican rived: Mills#amp Ford sold six- border. The Herald published cylinder autos. Towle's imple- many letters from Frederick ment company advertised huge Smith-Peterson, the publisher's Hart-Parr kerosene-fueled trac- son. The company returned in ear- tors. Telephone lines now ex- ly 1917, to another heroes' wel- tended 5, even 10, miles into the come. countryside. Movies played six We were much more attached to days a week. The town had run- the fate of Company C than to the ning water, electric lighting, and fate of Europe. World War I even, since 1916, indoor plumbing, broke out in August, 1914. Dur- Technology was nudging Park ing the first week of the conflict, River out of the nineteenth eentu- European war news occupied al- ", j [:,t , pers: for the next two and a half ,:, years, America remained neutral. The local slant on war news fo- ," cused on Gustav Brandt, the local . citizen hardest hit by the conflict. Brandt was a member of the North Dakota delegation that presented ::. a statue of Abraham Lincoln to the citizens of Norway on July 4, : ': 1914. Like several other members of the delegation Brandt lingered ' to visit relatives in the old coun- '-"- try. Brandt had to wait a month for " ' steamer tickets, because of the pan- icked exodus of American tourists "'" as war erupted in August. More frontpage news from 1914: Notre Dame baseball play- er, Harry Newning batted .388 for the local team; Gus Kjos drove his ': new Reo back from Minneapolis ', in record time; the new school su- a supposedly Socialist govem- ry; in this sense the outside world most a full column on the front perintendent William Davenport ment. Labor unrest and assassi- was transforming the town. There page of the local newspapers, arrived from Wooster, Ohio. A/- nations shook several European were holdouts: Mr. Pomeranke Then, as the German armies ad- ter September, war reporting was i governments to their core. Im- still delivered ice door to door-- vanced in France, war news re- usually page three news at best. portant events these, but none from a horse-drawn wagon; many treated. In September, the Gazette Park River focused once again on had the even slightest direct effect,!ocal business ads did not list a celebrated the Alhes' successful local affairs: the county fair was ' 6h our city. Back then we were a :telephone number. deferlse of Paris2--0 n page The worth pages, the World Series, Walsh County-focused commu- About the only thing that pulled biggest war news concerning nity, sustained by the wheat from us out of our nineteenth century America wasn't reported in the pa- one, the war "out there," a couple paragraphs. BISMARCK, N.D. -- Law enforcement in consumption or open container, 31 drug-re- agencies across the state joined efforts for the lated arrests and 158 speeding citations. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement Impaired driving is 100 percent preventa- campaign from August 17 through September ble and stopping it can prevent tragedies on 3, 2018 to deter motorists from driving im- North Dakota's roads. Every driver and vehi- paired, cle occupant in North Dakota can help meet the A total of 524 citations were attributed to the state's Vision Zero goal of zero motor vehicle added enforcement patrols. Of the total cita- fatalities and serious injuries on North Dako- tions, 48 were alcohol-related, of which 43 ta roads by taking personal responsibility were driving under the influence (DUI) arrests, when driving. This means wearing a seat belt There were another 16 arrests or citations for at all times, transporting children in child pas- other alcohol-related violations such as minor senger safety seats appropriate for the child's Walsh County Farm Bureau Commissioners Thursday, September 20th 7:00 p.m. Park River City Community Room Public Invited/ Sponsored by ) . 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