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t "4  PAGE TWO elly's ........... .... H. W. Kelly orner Look Ha, No Brains . . . Lorenz Mahrer, local grocer, won- ders where I get the ideas for this eolumr and wants to know if it re- sure felt like puttin' my head in a bucket of sand, tho, when wiley ups and bailers, "don't get those good pants wet Henry, and drive careful- ly." Wet1, she needn't have spun her wheels on that account for parts of the road were so rough Asst. Chief Ernie Berger couldn't get the red wagon going any faster than a one-legged gent in gumbo. It WALSH COUNTY PRESS, PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA quires a special set of brains for the task. I'd like to be able to throw my chest out and nod wisely, but if I did I'd have to prove it in next week's column to gents like Blair Chapman, Roland Batsman and Bol Bark. The plain truth is that no special brains are needed, as a mat- ter-of-fact, no brains at all are a real advantage. Most generally, the way I operate is, to toss out some little bone of contention and let the master minds gnaw away at it. All you gotta have from there on out is a sharp pencil and an interested look and you're in business. Course an awful lot of the real good read- ing gets cut out by my aunt "in the interests of decent journalism" but that way we get to stay in business a little longer, Aside from any personal opinions you may have concerning my ability as a columnist, here is how Ferd Froeschle, of Lisbon, editor of the Ranson County Gazette, defines a newspaperman thus: "If he writes a good story about you. that's what he is paid to do. If he doesn't, you don't read his stuff anyway. If he writes his stor- ies complete, they are too long. If he condenses them. he is leaving out something. If he takes sides on a subject, he is trying to run things. If he remains silent, he is a coward. If he asks for advice, he's incompe- tent. If lie is too busy to stop and talk. the job has gone to his head. If he does, that's all he has to do anyway. "If his suit is pressed, he thinks he's a big shot. If it is not, he looks like all newspapermen. If he has been on the job a short time, He hasn't had enough experience. If he has been on the job quite some time, there should be a change." . hwk A Doggone Tough Problem . . Just finished, reading a touching little bulletin isued again for the second time t this year by the Post Office Department. Seems like the postal boys are having endless fight with the country's dogs. As far as I could see, it was causing an awful lot of-wear and tear on their nerves, not to mention the trouble its causing them in other depart- ments. Seems to me the time has come for the mailmen to sit on the problem for awhile and try to fig- ure out a defense. Neither snow, rain, heat, nor gloom of nite, the proud slogan of the Post Office Department sez, keeps the men in g1:az from deliver- ing the mail, But the slogan, I gotta 'hunch, must have never heard of dog days. And that's just what the past year was all the way. It's get- ting to be an awful sore spot with them for last year about 5,880 letter carriers were nipped in the end of the day and wound up in the doct- ors' office trying to salve their dilemna. The department sez they're view- ing lhe'.problem from all angles, but about all they've done so 'far is to look into the development of a chemical dog repellant, and to check material for uniforms which will withstand dog bites. Other suggestions were to equip mailmen with squirt guns, or to have the carriers bie back. Course it might be effective, but it sure lacks dig- nity. Still another brite idea was for the letter carriers to tote cats" around for the dogs to chase instead of mailmen. But as usual, the best idea got the whammy put on it real pronto--I mean the brite suggestion that the boys haul fire plugs around. Guess the big guns were afraid that the idea was all wet. Of course, there's a statute on the books about interfering, with the U. S. mails, but I don't imagine that them there Republicans in the sad- dle now will go that far this year. Becuz while dogs don't generally vote their owners do. However. I'll ignore this angle here for a lot of my good friends are dogs and a heckuva lot of them are Republicans too--friends, I mean, not dogs. But dogs, unlike Republicans, Van be trained. They can be trained tO bring in the morning paper, to roll over, to sit up, to .beg, and to play dead. I know guys like Joe Xadlec over at Pisek are going to wear, they've seen Republicans do almost the same darn things the pas four years, but I always mak it a point not to toke fun at people who've been mislead. Well. anyway, to get back to them dogs; there is very little, dog lovers tell me, that the average mutt can't be trained to do. However, if I were the boss )f the letter carriers, I'd whip off a let2er,to the owners of them nippy pooches and give 'era a choice. One would be to train their dogs to chase their tails instead of our boys in g2y. And the other choice would be to train them dogs to drop by the Post Office aand )ictp k up the mail. Nine to five. third barred window on the right. hwk Fire lrevention Week is coming up the week of Oct. 7-13. W'hicli reminds me that one of my ambi- tions as a kid was realized earlier this spring. In fact. two of them. I wuz named a volunteer fireman in Park River and I got a chance to ride on the back end of a fire truck. Man. that was the most fun rye had since Ma shot the tax col- lector. The ride was pretty saris- factory, what with waving at the poor civilians and my missus as we went barreling down main street. I good fire fighters like myself, allus' put aside personal preferences for the good of the Department. Any- way a couple of Smoky Stayers were yelling for a hose and I wasn't so stupid as to waste valu- able time' hunting up a fire axe-- no'sir, I just  hauled off and stuck my foot through that window. My, but the clash and clatter was very seemed kind of foolish to me to be pleasing to my ears. I blowing the loud siren on the truck .......... "" when - "'" ,. ,'_' it may De na some ilre aepart- especially a KIQ on a DlCyCle " [ " -oin ..... ment some place in the world once /passes us s g up rim. fought a fire without breaking a [ Still, it was darn exciting and the window or chopping a hole in the !high point of the ride wuz when lroof. Up to now, however, I've Chief Harold Schlenk let me break tnever seen or heard of one. It sure a window to admit a fire hose. Il seems to be a tradition of firemen was awful sorry that I didn't have lthat one or preferrably both of a fire axe with which to whack it t these things be done whether there one, and for a coupla seconds I even / is need or not. Seriously though, considered trotting back .to the[big fire departments or little fire truck and grabbing one. But, nape, t departments; they have one thing. in common. They dQ the best they can with the equipment they have. If you do your part by being careful of fire, not only the week of Oct. i 7th through the 13th, but the other 51 weeks in the yeaz', chances are you'll never have any windows busted or holes chopped in your roof by old hwk. One more thing on this subject of fires. I want to refute and brand as a big black lie the nasty rumor that the Park River volunteer fire department gave a building up for lost until they learned that there were 8 kegs of beer inside. The building was saved all right but it was saved in spite of the beer, not becuz of it. Janice Hewitt of Oklahoma,City Okla.. spent several days last week with Mrs. Mamie Nelson. Bogert Named President Geraldine Bogert was elected president of the Stew and Stitch 4-H club at the Septem.ber meeting held at the John C. H. Moan home. Oth- er officers are Pamela Mater, vice president; Carol Silliman, secretary, Diane Lovaasen, treasurer and Le- ona Bruce, news reporter. A pastry-mking demonstration by Geraldine Bogert and a film on bread-making run by Mrs. Joyce L. Fritzler, home extension agent, were the proect activities. Becky Am- strup had charge of the games af- ter wl/ich lunch was served. Mrs. Clarence Lien Sr., was hos- tess to the ONO club at the first meeting Of the fall season held on Thursday night. Prizes for score honors were won by the hostess and Mrs. Charles Porter. S DAY, BEGINNERS SEWING TO ORGANIZE OCT. 3 A sewing class for beginnerS.w_ meet for the first time on We.. day, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. ,_,in ome Economics Department of Walsh County Agricultural in this city. Mrs. Joyce L. Fri: County Home Agent, will be   structor. Six or eight meetings of the wilP be held. The group will l every Wednesday evening,. primarily for beginning sewers, , Fritzler has extended an invitt,_ to anyone in the county, whO is nr terested to attend. PEO RUMMAGE SALE, Sat 0t 6, 4 to 6 p. m. Legion Hall. ENTER SWEETHEART BREAD'S EXC;|TING 4.W0000K 3 CONTEST! Sust Complete This?entence- "1 Like Sweetheart Bread Because...'" Send-Together with a Blue End Label Found on the End of All Varieties of Sweetheart Bread to Sweetheart Contest, P.O. Box 1909, Mind, !1. g. RAN PRI RCA -o,o CONSOLE PHILCO REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC FREEZER G=E WASHER COMBINATION AND DRYER TO BE AWARDED SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1956 WEEKLY PRI 6 RCA PORTABLE TV SETS; 25 TOASTMASTER TOASTERS; 20 G-E ELECTRIC BLANKETS; 15 RCA PORTABLE RADIOS; 15 COLUMBIA BICYCLES; 24 SETS, 24 pieces IMPORTED STAINLESS STEEL TABLEWARE; 15 UNIVERSAL FRYPANS! r IT'S FUN00 ... IT'S EASY!... ENTER TODAY! Follow These Easy Rules... Contest is open to anyone except ampoyeeS of the Bakers of Sweetheart Bread, its advertising agency, the ad- vertlsing medium, their employees and families. Four separate weekly con- tests will be conducted, with all en- tries i eluding weekly winners, eligible to compete for the grand prizes. The first contest will end at* midnight, .Saturday, October 6, 1956. All entries tries postmarked offer this time and date will be entered in the fourth and final week contest which will end at midnight, Saturday, October 27, 1956. All entries become the properly of Sweetheart Bakeries and none will be returned, decisions of the judges will be final. All entries must be sc- cotnpanied by a blue end label from the end of all varieties of Sweetheart Bread (or reasonable facsimile there- offer November 10, 1956. Address your request together with a stamped self-addressed envelope .to Sweetheart postmarked offer this time and date will bs entered in the second week af). All weekly and grand prize win- contest which will end at mid- ners will be natifled by mail or phone. night, Saturday, October 13, 1956. A list of all winners will be available All entries postmarked after this time will participate in the third week con- test which will end at midnight, . . Saturday, October 20, 1956. All sn- at ovove address. WIN! BE SURE ' mc  .. I tc include ith ea J .d I,be, yo,   tee end  all Sweetheart Bread* 1 include with each entry, a ue end label you'll find on @hilco Refrigerator-Freezer Com- the end of all varieties of ination; RCA Radio-Hi-Fidelity Phonograph Console; General :Electric Automatic Washer and -v ,er; 26 RCA Personal Prtable Sets; 25 Toastmaster Toast- ors; 20 General Electric ElecLdc llankets; 15 RCA Portable Ra- dios; 15 Columbia Bicycles; 24 Sets, 24 pieces Imported Stainless Steel Tableware; 15 Uni,ersal '.Frypans. And Other Valuable Prizes :r,.'" Serve Sweetheart Bread Often.. It Will Give You Plenty of Reasons! We Want to Thank You for Making Sweetheart Bread the Most Popular Bread in  his Areal We know you like Sweetheart Bread . . . and maybe you have other reason, than its fine taste, its freshness, its texture, its nourishing goodness! Tell ,, "us, we want to know why you've made Sweetheart the most popular bread! This k our .. . .w/. of m,/ing thanks for Sweetheart's .popularity, and also to find new phrases ro tell other people lust how good Sweetheart Bread really isl Contest winners will receive fine, nationally known merchandise prizes! t "4  PAGE TWO elly's ........... .... H. W. Kelly orner Look Ha, No Brains . . . Lorenz Mahrer, local grocer, won- ders where I get the ideas for this eolumr and wants to know if it re- sure felt like puttin' my head in a bucket of sand, tho, when wiley ups and bailers, "don't get those good pants wet Henry, and drive careful- ly." Wet1, she needn't have spun her wheels on that account for parts of the road were so rough Asst. Chief Ernie Berger couldn't get the red wagon going any faster than a one-legged gent in gumbo. It WALSH COUNTY PRESS, PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA quires a special set of brains for the task. I'd like to be able to throw my chest out and nod wisely, but if I did I'd have to prove it in next week's column to gents like Blair Chapman, Roland Batsman and Bol Bark. The plain truth is that no special brains are needed, as a mat- ter-of-fact, no brains at all are a real advantage. Most generally, the way I operate is, to toss out some little bone of contention and let the master minds gnaw away at it. All you gotta have from there on out is a sharp pencil and an interested look and you're in business. Course an awful lot of the real good read- ing gets cut out by my aunt "in the interests of decent journalism" but that way we get to stay in business a little longer, Aside from any personal opinions you may have concerning my ability as a columnist, here is how Ferd Froeschle, of Lisbon, editor of the Ranson County Gazette, defines a newspaperman thus: "If he writes a good story about you. that's what he is paid to do. If he doesn't, you don't read his stuff anyway. If he writes his stor- ies complete, they are too long. If he condenses them. he is leaving out something. If he takes sides on a subject, he is trying to run things. If he remains silent, he is a coward. If he asks for advice, he's incompe- tent. If lie is too busy to stop and talk. the job has gone to his head. If he does, that's all he has to do anyway. "If his suit is pressed, he thinks he's a big shot. If it is not, he looks like all newspapermen. If he has been on the job a short time, He hasn't had enough experience. If he has been on the job quite some time, there should be a change." . hwk A Doggone Tough Problem . . Just finished, reading a touching little bulletin isued again for the second time t this year by the Post Office Department. Seems like the postal boys are having endless fight with the country's dogs. As far as I could see, it was causing an awful lot of-wear and tear on their nerves, not to mention the trouble its causing them in other depart- ments. Seems to me the time has come for the mailmen to sit on the problem for awhile and try to fig- ure out a defense. Neither snow, rain, heat, nor gloom of nite, the proud slogan of the Post Office Department sez, keeps the men in g1:az from deliver- ing the mail, But the slogan, I gotta 'hunch, must have never heard of dog days. And that's just what the past year was all the way. It's get- ting to be an awful sore spot with them for last year about 5,880 letter carriers were nipped in the end of the day and wound up in the doct- ors' office trying to salve their dilemna. The department sez they're view- ing lhe'.problem from all angles, but about all they've done so 'far is to look into the development of a chemical dog repellant, and to check material for uniforms which will withstand dog bites. Other suggestions were to equip mailmen with squirt guns, or to have the carriers bie back. Course it might be effective, but it sure lacks dig- nity. Still another brite idea was for the letter carriers to tote cats" around for the dogs to chase instead of mailmen. But as usual, the best idea got the whammy put on it real pronto--I mean the brite suggestion that the boys haul fire plugs around. Guess the big guns were afraid that the idea was all wet. Of course, there's a statute on the books about interfering, with the U. S. mails, but I don't imagine that them there Republicans in the sad- dle now will go that far this year. Becuz while dogs don't generally vote their owners do. However. I'll ignore this angle here for a lot of my good friends are dogs and a heckuva lot of them are Republicans too--friends, I mean, not dogs. But dogs, unlike Republicans, Van be trained. They can be trained tO bring in the morning paper, to roll over, to sit up, to .beg, and to play dead. I know guys like Joe Xadlec over at Pisek are going to wear, they've seen Republicans do almost the same darn things the pas four years, but I always mak it a point not to toke fun at people who've been mislead. Well. anyway, to get back to them dogs; there is very little, dog lovers tell me, that the average mutt can't be trained to do. However, if I were the boss )f the letter carriers, I'd whip off a let2er,to the owners of them nippy pooches and give 'era a choice. One would be to train their dogs to chase their tails instead of our boys in g2y. And the other choice would be to train them dogs to drop by the Post Office aand )ictp k up the mail. Nine to five. third barred window on the right. hwk Fire lrevention Week is coming up the week of Oct. 7-13. W'hicli reminds me that one of my ambi- tions as a kid was realized earlier this spring. In fact. two of them. I wuz named a volunteer fireman in Park River and I got a chance to ride on the back end of a fire truck. Man. that was the most fun rye had since Ma shot the tax col- lector. The ride was pretty saris- factory, what with waving at the poor civilians and my missus as we went barreling down main street. I good fire fighters like myself, allus' put aside personal preferences for the good of the Department. Any- way a couple of Smoky Stayers were yelling for a hose and I wasn't so stupid as to waste valu- able time' hunting up a fire axe-- no'sir, I just  hauled off and stuck my foot through that window. My, but the clash and clatter was very seemed kind of foolish to me to be pleasing to my ears. I blowing the loud siren on the truck .......... "" when - "'" ,. ,'_' it may De na some ilre aepart- especially a KIQ on a DlCyCle " [ " -oin ..... ment some place in the world once /passes us s g up rim. fought a fire without breaking a [ Still, it was darn exciting and the window or chopping a hole in the !high point of the ride wuz when lroof. Up to now, however, I've Chief Harold Schlenk let me break tnever seen or heard of one. It sure a window to admit a fire hose. Il seems to be a tradition of firemen was awful sorry that I didn't have lthat one or preferrably both of a fire axe with which to whack it t these things be done whether there one, and for a coupla seconds I even / is need or not. Seriously though, considered trotting back .to the[big fire departments or little fire truck and grabbing one. But, nape, t departments; they have one thing. in common. They dQ the best they can with the equipment they have. If you do your part by being careful of fire, not only the week of Oct. i 7th through the 13th, but the other 51 weeks in the yeaz', chances are you'll never have any windows busted or holes chopped in your roof by old hwk. One more thing on this subject of fires. I want to refute and brand as a big black lie the nasty rumor that the Park River volunteer fire department gave a building up for lost until they learned that there were 8 kegs of beer inside. The building was saved all right but it was saved in spite of the beer, not becuz of it. Janice Hewitt of Oklahoma,City Okla.. spent several days last week with Mrs. Mamie Nelson. Bogert Named President Geraldine Bogert was elected president of the Stew and Stitch 4-H club at the Septem.ber meeting held at the John C. H. Moan home. Oth- er officers are Pamela Mater, vice president; Carol Silliman, secretary, Diane Lovaasen, treasurer and Le- ona Bruce, news reporter. A pastry-mking demonstration by Geraldine Bogert and a film on bread-making run by Mrs. Joyce L. Fritzler, home extension agent, were the proect activities. Becky Am- strup had charge of the games af- ter wl/ich lunch was served. Mrs. Clarence Lien Sr., was hos- tess to the ONO club at the first meeting Of the fall season held on Thursday night. Prizes for score honors were won by the hostess and Mrs. Charles Porter. S DAY, BEGINNERS SEWING TO ORGANIZE OCT. 3 A sewing class for beginnerS.w_ meet for the first time on We.. day, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. ,_,in ome Economics Department of Walsh County Agricultural in this city. Mrs. Joyce L. Fri: County Home Agent, will be   structor. Six or eight meetings of the wilP be held. The group will l every Wednesday evening,. primarily for beginning sewers, , Fritzler has extended an invitt,_ to anyone in the county, whO is nr terested to attend. PEO RUMMAGE SALE, Sat 0t 6, 4 to 6 p. m. Legion Hall. ENTER SWEETHEART BREAD'S EXC;|TING 4.W0000K 3 CONTEST! Sust Complete This?entence- "1 Like Sweetheart Bread Because...'" Send-Together with a Blue End Label Found on the End of All Varieties of Sweetheart Bread to Sweetheart Contest, P.O. Box 1909, Mind, !1. g. RAN PRI RCA -o,o CONSOLE PHILCO REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC FREEZER G=E WASHER COMBINATION AND DRYER TO BE AWARDED SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1956 WEEKLY PRI 6 RCA PORTABLE TV SETS; 25 TOASTMASTER TOASTERS; 20 G-E ELECTRIC BLANKETS; 15 RCA PORTABLE RADIOS; 15 COLUMBIA BICYCLES; 24 SETS, 24 pieces IMPORTED STAINLESS STEEL TABLEWARE; 15 UNIVERSAL FRYPANS! r IT'S FUN00 ... IT'S EASY!... ENTER TODAY! Follow These Easy Rules... Contest is open to anyone except ampoyeeS of the Bakers of Sweetheart Bread, its advertising agency, the ad- vertlsing medium, their employees and families. Four separate weekly con- tests will be conducted, with all en- tries i eluding weekly winners, eligible to compete for the grand prizes. The first contest will end at* midnight, .Saturday, October 6, 1956. All entries tries postmarked offer this time and date will be entered in the fourth and final week contest which will end at midnight, Saturday, October 27, 1956. All entries become the properly of Sweetheart Bakeries and none will be returned, decisions of the judges will be final. All entries must be sc- cotnpanied by a blue end label from the end of all varieties of Sweetheart Bread (or reasonable facsimile there- offer November 10, 1956. Address your request together with a stamped self-addressed envelope .to Sweetheart postmarked offer this time and date will bs entered in the second week af). All weekly and grand prize win- contest which will end at mid- ners will be natifled by mail or phone. night, Saturday, October 13, 1956. A list of all winners will be available All entries postmarked after this time will participate in the third week con- test which will end at midnight, . . Saturday, October 20, 1956. All sn- at ovove address. WIN! BE SURE ' mc  .. I tc include ith ea J .d I,be, yo,   tee end  all Sweetheart Bread* 1 include with each entry, a ue end label you'll find on @hilco Refrigerator-Freezer Com- the end of all varieties of ination; RCA Radio-Hi-Fidelity Phonograph Console; General :Electric Automatic Washer and -v ,er; 26 RCA Personal Prtable Sets; 25 Toastmaster Toast- ors; 20 General Electric ElecLdc llankets; 15 RCA Portable Ra- dios; 15 Columbia Bicycles; 24 Sets, 24 pieces Imported Stainless Steel Tableware; 15 Uni,ersal '.Frypans. And Other Valuable Prizes :r,.'" Serve Sweetheart Bread Often.. It Will Give You Plenty of Reasons! We Want to Thank You for Making Sweetheart Bread the Most Popular Bread in  his Areal We know you like Sweetheart Bread . . . and maybe you have other reason, than its fine taste, its freshness, its texture, its nourishing goodness! Tell ,, "us, we want to know why you've made Sweetheart the most popular bread! This k our .. . .w/. of m,/ing thanks for Sweetheart's .popularity, and also to find new phrases ro tell other people lust how good Sweetheart Bread really isl Contest winners will receive fine, nationally known merchandise prizes!