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PINE RIVER JOURNAL VOLUME X NUMBER 39 THE PINE RIVER JOURNAL, PINERIVER. CASS COUNTY, MINNESOTA FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1948 Out of the . . Waste Basket ,m by C. M. A. The fox and wolf drive planned for. the coming Sunday reminds us of several drives in which we participated gome years ago, while still living in the wide open spaces of South Da- l.Dl a. and from which, incidentally, we derived a good deal of enjoyment and exercise. * * * * Basically, the character of the drives have much in common, witli tlie prime objective being the destruction of animals which are a nuisance to the community due to their widespread foraging of the farmer's crops M- those known as a predatory rnen- '-.<-■• due to the havoc created among the livestock of the vicinity. * * * * The drives in Dakota were directed chiefly against that familiar denizen of the prairie states, known as the jack rabbit, which hy his numbers, and wide range of activity, constituted a hazard of no small proportions. K- * * * Usually the drives were run on a Competitive basis with two teams of sportsmen vieing with each other for high seore in the number of rabbits each removed from tliis earthly sphere of operations, and at the close of a previously specified time limit, the losing team treated the winners to a banquet, always well attended by all participants of the hunt. ■Jr. * /* # The financial return resulting from trfe rabbit drives was distributed am- u~f*«^ig various charities, so a double service was rendered the community, and much good was done. The rabbits were always allowed to freeze after which they were packed and shipped to Chicago or some other metropolitan 'center where they eventually found their way into the markets. m m v * One can have no conception of the hnraber of rabbits inhabiting a section of land until the drive nears the center of the chosen area. Oftentimes hundreds of the angular bunnies were dispatched on one square mile of prairie and every once in a while game of a different specie, such as a coyote, badger or skunk would make a bewildered appearance. * V * * The secret of successful driving, lies in having a large enough group of sportsmen to adequately surround the area marked for the occasion, making it impossible for the quarry to rind an avenue of escape between the drivers, necessitating their retreat toward the center of the area. * * * * Naturally, such an event could have dive consequences were all the sports- * men armed with rifles, but as a rule on ihe rabbit drives only a few carried shotguns with birdshot and other participants carried clubs, but care and strlcl observance of safety rules should always be the watchword of anv such venture. =:= v. * * <liven a good day from a weather standpoint, and a sizeable crowd of Sports enthusiasts, the drive Sunday slinuId furnish plenty of sport and even a few thrills, when the intended victims make their final bid for freedom as the cordon of drivers close in upon them. if. V a:: * You know, there is one thing about it in this country which differs from the prairie section of the southwestern Dakotas. There, when driving vior rabbits, one usually saw nothing Tilt rabbits, but here, just think of the possibilities- fox, wolves, bob- cits and maybe even a bear or two— inn anyway, one thing is certain, it's always a lot of fun. Village Council to Appoint New Members at Special Meeting Due to the failure of officers elected to positions on the village council at the last election, to qualify within the ten-day period following -"^*i^e election, the council will hold a Special meeting Monday evening, .inn. 19, at which time necessary1 ap- peiniinents tn fill the offices, will be made. Vacancies which must be filled, are the office of mayor, formerly held by c. V. Gardiner and that of councilman, held by .Marion Sherwood ; also one village assessor. OBITUARY .Mrs. Margaret S. Stephens passed away December 14, L947, at St Francis Hospital, LaCrosse, Wise., at the age of 79 years, she was bom at Cassvllle, Wise, March 19. 1889, at which place she spent most of her life, The last tew years she made her home with her two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Kiley of La Crosse. Wise, and Mrs. otto (I. Olson of Kandiyohi, Minn.. Formerly of I'ine Kiver. > funeral services were held at Cass- villo on Wednesday, Dec. IT. at the Chapel with burial services by the Eastern Star chapter at the Cass- viiie cemetery. OBITUARY John Andrew Burns was born July SI. 1ST", in Illinois. While an infant, his father and mother separated and he was raised by his mother. There were nine children on the mother's side by a former marriage and two on the father's side by another mar- CARD OF THANKS We desire to express our sincere appreciation to all the friends and neighbors who have so kindly remembered us by their cards and acts of assistance. —Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamlin MINNESOTA IMPLEMENT DEALERS HOLD CONVENTION The Minnesota Implement Dealers met in convention at the Hotel Ni collett, Minneapolis, this week with a group of 2,500 farm equipment retailers in attendance from a five- state area. Local members of the o&soicilatlon are Shenvqod-Houston. ancl H. A. 'Staimbrook. Muicheons and dinners for visiting dealers were sponsored by Twin Cities Equipment distributors who also furnished the dealer banquet and entertainment for feminine guests. Sherwood-Houston Sponsors Showing New Ford Trucks The first public showing in I'ine Kiver of the new 1948 model Ford trucks will take place January 16, at an 'Open House' to be conducted by Sherwood-Houston. With the' streamlined new trucks, the first post-war products of the Ford Motor Company, as the main attraction, Sherwood-Ho'ustons will welcome the public to their show rooms, service, parts and accessory and used vehicle departments. Open House will be from/ 8 o'clock in the morning to 0 o'clock in the evening. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served from 2 to 5 p. m. 'We arranged an 'Open House' program for public announcement of the 1948 truck line because we feel that this is the most important new truck showing in Ford history,' said Glen Houston. 'We are entering the greatest "trtjck market of all time with the widest range of models and capacities Ford has ever (produced. We expect to receive trucks during the com ing months in quantities increased sufficiently to, permit us to meet the heavy demand.' Funeral Services for Louis Hopke Held Monday Louis F. Hopke, formerly of Bungo, died at a St. Cloud hospital Thursday evening of last week at the age of 82 years. He had been a patient at the iiospital since 'September. Funeral services were held from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Monday morning at nine o'clock with Father Flynn officiating. Interment was made in the I'ine Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers included Wm. Schuster, Al Downing, A. C. Hickel, Homer fraser, J. L. Minette and John Byrnes. Louis Hopke was born to Frederick and Dorothea Hopke at Owaton- na, Minn., November 17, 1865. In 1892, he was married to Theresa Mc- Orady. Three children were born to this union, Leo, John and Eleanor, i In 1907, the family moved to St. Cloud and from there to Pine River in 1920. His wife preceded him in death in 1040. Some time later lie married Mis. Nellie Hopke and has made his home in St. Cloud the past few years. His parents, six brotners and two sisters also preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Leo and John and one daughter, Mrs. .Maynard Seaton ; five grandchildren •md two great grandchildren, all of I'ine Kiver; also two half-brothers and two half-sisters of Bagley, Minn. Those from out-of-town attending the funeral, were Mrs. Nellie Hopke, Mrs. Clarence Witschen and daughter Jannette, Mrs. Jess Wipper and son Phillip and Peggy" Campbell, all of St. Cloud. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends for their syni- pathv and spiritual offerings, and to the Durkee employees for their floral contribution extended to tis tit the death of our beloved father and grandfather. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hopke Mr. and Mrs. John Hopke Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Seaton and sons Mr. and Mrs. Hjalmer Torkelson and Donna Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rollins and Betty riage. He leaves to mourn his passing. two Step-daughters, Mrs. William Brown of Akeley and Arminda Sprack lin of Oshawa; also one step-son, 1'. M. Abbott of Moorbead, 10 step grand children, five great grand step children, together wiih nieces and nephews. He dieil December31, l'.UT. at St. Josephs hospital, Brainerd, at the am' of 70-years. in tlie summer of 1930, Mr. Burns moved to McKinley Township and in 1933, moved to Deerfield Township, where he lived until his death. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, from the Bethlehem Church of Mckinley, with Kev. K. W. Althoff in charge. Mrs. Harald Rognlie sang two numbers. 'Love Divine, All Love Excelling,' and 'Abide With Me." Tig ers Resume ing Schedule Fri. ai Longville CIRCLE No. 2 TO HOLD RUMMAGE SALE SAT., JAN. 17 Playi Circle No. 2 of the WSCS will hold a rummage sale Saturday afternoon,, beginning a: 2 p. m.. in the Marlow Club Rooms. Many items will be offered for sale and lunch will be served throughout the afternoon. The standings of the teams represented in the south division of the Longbow League as of January 5, finds Pequot Lakes and Backus tied for first place, with each club boasting no defeats us yet. I'ine River holds second position with one each won and lost. All teams will resume their s dule Friday evening, after the '.nig holiday (vacation, and Coach Matson will take the local club.to Longville for their first post-holiday encounter. In the first meeting between these two teams, Pine River emerged victorious and the boys will be aiming for a repeat performance tonight. FRASER - NELSON POST TO INITIATE ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE TUESDAY EVENING NAVY OPENS NEW TRAINING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG MEN . The Navy now has a program under which it can guarantee a service school to any young man before lie enlists. These young men must lie between the ages of 17 and 31, have completed their high school education and have had no previous service in the armed forces. They also must be able to pass the Applicant's Qualification Examination with the minimum required mark for their school of tneir choice and be able to pass the required physical standards. The navy also has extended until March 31, 1948, its program for re- enlisting navy veterans of certain rates, at or near the rate in which they were discharged. For further information on either subject, write or contact the Navy Recruiter in the Parker Bldg., at Brainerd. • Fraser-Nelson Post 613, will hold tlieir regular meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 13, in the ' Marlow Club Rooms. This meeting should be of interest to all members as plans will be concluded for a regular schedule of entertainment and refreshments, to be initiated by the post. If you are a member, be sure to attend. Long-Pine Ass'n* Will Meet at Hackensack Thurs. J. F. Heiberg of Twin Valley Buried on Wednesday J. F. Heiberg, 86, of Twin Valley, father of R. A. Heiberg, well known former resident of Pine River and for many years manager of the power company of this city, was buried in Twin Valley Wednesday, following his death Dee. 31. Mr. Heiberg was a pioneer resident of Twin Valley and was quite active in politics having been a candidate for governor of Minnesota in V io and for state senator in 1920. He also held several offices of public trust in his community. Survivors include his wife: six sons, Martin, Pasedena, Calif.; Kris- ten, Dilworth, Minn.; Andreas, Warren, Minn.; Rasmus, Minneapolis; Dr. Olaf, Worthington ancl Joseph, Willmar; also four daughters, Mrs. O. Hjellen, Seattle: Mrs. Alf Clausen, Jamestown, N. D.; Mrs. W. B. Fischer, Mankato; and Mrs. A. W. Houghton, Chicago. The Long Pine Association will meet Thursday evening, Jan. 15, in the American Legion hall at Hackensack, beginning at 8 p. m., tind all members are urged to be present. Several important phases of discussion will be held and plans will be made relative to sending a representative to the various sportsmen shows soon to be held throughout the northwest. An important topic on the agenda, deals with the subject of rearing ponds and informative reports on this matter are scheduled to be given. A dutch-lunch will be served at the close of the meeting. Local Items Mrs. Nichols of Wadena, spent last week with her daughter, Mrs. Vern Chumley and family. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Tuttle of Backus, visited at the Pete Hanson home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Thorpe's daughter and children of North Dakota, are spending this week here. Surprise Party Friends and neighbors of the Berman Shields family staged a surprise party for them on New Tears Eve. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. Bill Zirrene and boys, Mr. and Mrs. E. Halm, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Albers, Mr. and Jlrs. Koy Swenson and Milly .Jean, Mr. and Mrs. George Steckman. It was a very pleasant way to hid the old year adieu and welcome in the new year. Guests brought well-fiiled baskets of goodies which were enjoyed by all and at a very late hour everyone departed, declaring Mr. and Jlrs. Shields the most perfect host and hostess. Pirates Lose Two Games to Lower Their Average The Pine River Pirates have been the victims of what might be termed a holiday slump during the past two weeks, and in consequence, have emerged from their last two games, holding the short end of the score. Friday evening of last week, the team journeyed to Aitkin, where they; played one of their best games, leading all the way until, the final few seconds of play, when the Aitkin quint, scourged by the lash of impending defeat, forged through for a 58 - 51 victory. The Pirate five played a fine floor game but were troubled to some extent by their inability to net several open shots. Invading the Cass Lake stronghold Wednesday evening, where they played their best game last year, the Pirate attack showed unmistakable signs of lack of practice and the Northerners took advantage of the fact to consolidate a 48 to 28 victory. The first half was evenly played, ending 25 to 23, but the Pirates bogged completely during the second, sinking only one field goal. While their floor work was good, it was apparent that practice is needed of the Pirates are to attain their old time form. THE AMIR VISITS THE ADMIRAL Admiral Richard L. Conolly, USN, Commander of Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, receives His Highness, Amir Sand bin Abdullah bin Jclewi, Amir of Hasa Province, Saudi Arabia, and members of his Royal Family on board the cruiser TJSS Toledo on the occasion of the Amir's return call on the Admiral. The Toledo, Admiral ConoUy's flagship during his visit to the Persian Gulf, departed later for Japan to relieve the TJSS Fall River as flagship of Rear Admiral A. M. Bledsoe, USN, Commander of Cruiser Division One. <OBci*l V. S. tfarj Photograph) Sportsmen Plan Big Fox and Wolf Drive Sunday Local Items Mrs. Winston Cadwell and Mrs. Lund called on Mrs. Norris Oftedahl last Friday afternoon. Beth Lund returned home from Minneapolis Sunday evening, after spending the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Gene Renner and her aunt, Mrs. Charley Jensen, formerly of 50 Lakes. Mrs. Massie and children returned 'from Minneapolis Monday evening, after spending several days In the city. Gene Kinkel has been ill the past week at his home. Philip Lund who has been ill since early In December, is still confined to his home but hopes to return to school again soon. For several years it has been the custom of Miss Martha Datzman to present the first baby of the New Year with its first pair of shoes. This year the lucky little stranger is a daughter who arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Arnold on New Years Day. Pfc. David K. Lund, formerly on Outpost 35 on the Morgan Line in Italy, is now with a cavalry division. His new address is Hq. Co.. 3rd. Bn., 851. Lnf. Rgt, APO 209, Postmaster, New York City. Rebekahs Install Officers at Tuesday Evening Meeting The Rosebud Rebekah Lodge met Tuesday evening of this week, installing the following officers for the year of 1948: Noble Grand Lola Wilson A'ice Grand .., Judith Carlson Recording Sec — . Flora Bates Financial Sec Birdie Walton Treasurer Oleo Zigmund Conductor Leah Gilchrist Warden Dorothy Olin Inside Guardian ... Margaret Shafer Outside Guardian .. Dagmar Bradfield RSNG Ossie Siebel LSNG Bertha Miller RSVG Dorothy Dubbs LSYG Winsome Holmstrom Chaplain ....' Mabel Philips Musician Opal Gilman Following the installation ceremonies, a social hour and lunch was enjoyed. Mrs. Russell Johnson and Mrs. Dick York were hostesses. Tuberculin Tests Conducted at Schools in County Tuberculin testing and health edu- cat ion, two leading ways of fighting tuberculosis, are promoted in Cass county by Christmas Seal funds, according to Mrs. Arthur T. Peterson, secretary-treasurer of the Gas's County Public Health Association. Summarizing the year's program, Mrs. I'eterson stated that a tuberculin testing survey was conducted in the schools by local doctors and about $50 in Christmas Seal money was used to pay expenses of the 1947 testing. Approximately 150 children received tne test. The tuberculin test is an important aid in discovering unknown cases of tuberculosis because it reveals whether or not a person is hiirboring TB germs in his body. Positive reactors are urged to have chest x-rays to determine if the disease has made any headway. As another aid in the county's tuberculosis control work, the Christmas Seal organization purchased a veri-visible file in which the county nurse may keep complete records on all TB cases. Cost of the file was $61.98. Showing of health movies was one part of the health education program, according to the report. Films loaned by the state Christmas Seal organization included, 'Cloud In the Sky,' ''>ease on Life,' Another to Conquer' and 'Let My People Live.' Everybody's Health' magazine, published hy the Minnesota Public Health Association, is sent monthly to all schools in the county. Mrs. C. F. Bower of Cass Lake, represented this county at a Lay Course on Tuberculosis, conducted hy the U. of Minnesota and the Minnesota Public Health Association. Purpose of the course, it is explained, was to give volunteer workers the latest facts on T. P.. control so that they may pass this information on to their home communities. Funds raised during the 1947 Seal sale, besides financing the regular county program, will aid in making possible, ' Chest x-ray surveys for counties throughout the state, according to Mrs. Peterson. Mrs. Lionel Nelson. Cass Lake, is president of tiie Cass County Public Health association; Dr. Earl R. Crow, superintendent of the Minnesota State Sanitorium. Ah-flwah-Ching, vice president : Mrs. Peterson. Walker, secretary-treasurer and Clem Plattner and Olaf T. Oleson, Walker, committee members. A sporting event which is relatively new to this area, but well known in more open sections of the country, is being planned for Sunday, January 11, and it is hoped that all the sport lovers of the vicinity will make it a point to be one of the crowd that is expected to turn out for the day. The event in question will be a fox mid wolf drive, which besides furnishing all participants with an exciting day in tlie great outdoors, will also aid in tlie control of the many predatory animals which at present infest the countryside. To make the drive a success, it is desired that as many sportsmen as possible turn out for the occasion. This is one time when the expression, "The more, the merrier,' really applies and a group of one hundred or more sport loving citizens would be a welcome sight, No rifles of any description will be taken and ony a few shotguns, with birdshot. No slugs are needed, so if you don't happen to have a gun, don't stay home on account of it—join the crowd anyway. Those planning to attend- the drive should contact Jack Seibert, Dick lork or .lime Kater for further information. Present plans call for the crowd to gather it Eater's Pontiac Garage at id a. m., Sunday morning, and It ould be' advisable to carry a lunch, in the event that food is an important event in your dally schedule. Here is a chance to enjoy the thrills of a fine sporting event and a day in the great outdoors. Don't miss it. The event has the approval of the State Conservation Bureau and that body will be represented on the drive by one or more wardens of this district. Durkee Plant Ships Spools to South Africa It may seem to be a great distance from Pine River to South Africa— and it is, but the gap was bridged last week by a shipment of spools consigned to that place by the Durkee Mfg. Co., of this city. The order was intended for the General Electric International Co., and was made up of 30 cases of 10- inch spools. PONTORIA E. K. Ellison, Correspondent Archie .Siltman spent Tuesday visiting relatives and friends here. Mrs. Royal tind daughter Fayola vis ited at the Ellisons Tuesday. Mrs. Fred Sheller visited at the Ellison home Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Moffett of Backus, spent Sunday at the Roy Saxtons. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ganz visited at the E. K. Ellisons Sunday evening. Dr. and Mrs. Null spent Christinas with their sons Hubert and Koy and their Jamilies. The Vic Uhlig and Koy Saxton families spent New- Years at the C. B. Austin home in Wabedo. We are glad to hear that Verl Tilbury is able to be up and about again after being ill for several weeks. Arnold Cornwall and family and his father, Mr. A. Cornwall of Cogswell, N. Dak., spent Christmas with Airs. Royal and daughter Fayola. Mr. and .Mrs. Clen Snodgrass and Mr. and Mrs. C. Bablett were dinner guests New Years Day at tlie Lee Chapmans. Gates McAllister and Mid .lohnson of St. Paul, ancl Tom LaBeau were dinner guests at the Ellison home on New Years Day. Fred Hardin returned to his Widow Lake Lodge Friday after spending the past two' months in St. Cloud where he was employed. LOCALS Guests at the Ray Bair home over the weekend, were Mrs. Mauley Satchell and -daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hardy and daughter of Fox Lake, and Grandma Hardy of Swanburg, mother of Mrs. Bair. SH00TIN' THE BREEZE With Your Service Officer The insurance office of tlie Veterans Administration at Fort Snelling, has had many letters from veterans regarding the effective date of their insurance policies. The date of first issue of the insurance continues as long as the veteran carries National Service Life Insurance. A converted policy carries tiie day of the month in which term insurance was issued. Ordinarily Insurance policies are issued effective the first of the month, but there are many effective on other da.vs of the month. If you are receiving insurance notices on return envelopes the day of premium due is noted on this form, and it should be kept in mind that remittances must be received within thirty-one days from tliis date or yonr insurance will lapse. Your County Service Officer will be glad to check the effective date of your insurance if you are not certain as to the exact date.
PINE RIVER JOURNAL
VOLUME X NUMBER 39
THE PINE RIVER JOURNAL, PINERIVER. CASS COUNTY, MINNESOTA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1948
Out of the . .
,m by C. M. A.
The fox and wolf drive planned for.
the coming Sunday reminds us of several drives in which we participated
gome years ago, while still living
in the wide open spaces of South Da-
l.Dl a. and from which, incidentally,
we derived a good deal of enjoyment
* * * *
Basically, the character of the
drives have much in common, witli tlie
prime objective being the destruction
of animals which are a nuisance to
the community due to their widespread foraging of the farmer's crops
M- those known as a predatory rnen-
'-.<-■• due to the havoc created among
the livestock of the vicinity.
* * * *
The drives in Dakota were directed
chiefly against that familiar denizen
of the prairie states, known as the
jack rabbit, which hy his numbers,
and wide range of activity, constituted a hazard of no small proportions.
K- * * *
Usually the drives were run on a
Competitive basis with two teams of
sportsmen vieing with each other for
high seore in the number of rabbits
each removed from tliis earthly sphere
of operations, and at the close of a
previously specified time limit, the
losing team treated the winners to a
banquet, always well attended by all
participants of the hunt.
■Jr. * /* #
The financial return resulting from
trfe rabbit drives was distributed am-
u~f*«^ig various charities, so a double service was rendered the community,
and much good was done. The rabbits
were always allowed to freeze after
which they were packed and shipped
to Chicago or some other metropolitan 'center where they eventually
found their way into the markets.
m m v *
One can have no conception of the
hnraber of rabbits inhabiting a section of land until the drive nears the
center of the chosen area. Oftentimes hundreds of the angular bunnies were dispatched on one square
mile of prairie and every once in a
while game of a different specie, such
as a coyote, badger or skunk would
make a bewildered appearance.
* V * *
The secret of successful driving,
lies in having a large enough group
of sportsmen to adequately surround
the area marked for the occasion, making it impossible for the quarry to
rind an avenue of escape between the
drivers, necessitating their retreat toward the center of the area.
* * * *
Naturally, such an event could have
dive consequences were all the sports-
* men armed with rifles, but as a rule
on ihe rabbit drives only a few carried shotguns with birdshot and other participants carried clubs, but care
and strlcl observance of safety rules
should always be the watchword of
anv such venture.
=:= v. * *