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PINE RIVER JOURNAL VOLUME X NUMBER 47 THE PINE K1VKK JOURNAL. PI.n1-: KIVKK, CASS COUNTf. MINNESOTA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 28, li)47 SUB: 52.00 Pine R Out of the . . Waste Basket iver ami Vicinity—Si'.SO Elsewhere OBITUARY by C. M. A. The alarming number of so-called accidents which are occurring with monotonous regularity In our country today, presents several interesting avenues of conjecture for anyone who is inclined to'feel a bit of curiosity regarding- them. ■! » * :J It is well understood that the law pf averages, must of course, play some part in the daily disasters,, hut on the other hand, would it not he stretching one's fancy more than a little to accept the complacent assumption thai all causes are natural or in. dban leal, or that everything comes in bunches, and once this present unfortunate period is past, the norma] routine Of safe travel and industry will be again resumed. Let us suppose), for the sake of argument, that all the plane crashes, the train wrecks tind associated mishaps are due to mechanical malfunction and that once the cause has heen established, it will foe only a matter of time until better equipment will preclude the possibility of similar ac- i idents. iSucb a possibility is certainly something which should not he discounted and the eventual perfection of safety equipment will no doubt he attained. However, before we place the blame for tlhe recent catastrophies upon some mechanical failure, we must Erst make certain that there were no other contributing factors. :;: * * * Consider for the moment, fhe widespread range of the territory covered hy the many accidents within the past few weeks—the south, midwest, east, Pacific coast, all have been the scene of one or more major disasters am. as yet. no plausible explanation 'has ibeen offered for their occurrence, investigations have been conducted with the findings, if any, not being- divulged and in spite of the added knowledge which should be gamed from those expert analysis, trains continue to fbe wrecked and planes to crash. Let us then pursue another angle of thought which curiosity has opened to US, and which could possibly be wrong, but on the other band stands a fair chance of being rig-lit and as such, is worthy of some consideration. * S: * * We know that even tbough the war ended nearly two years ago,, [powerful forces of Intrigue, both here and abroad, have rfever ceased in the feverish attempt to influence public opinion. Thai these attempts pursue devious routes to attain their goal is also ,-i well known fact, and it is equal ly well known that an organized minority, acting upon a preconceived plan, with a definite purpose in view, fihan ones disrupted the economy of the. entire Maude Belle Craves was bom February 13; 1881. near Amtmosa. la., in Jones County and passed away a: the Pine itiver hospital Tuesday evening, Femruary 18. V.i4i. at at the age of <iti years. .Miss craves was baptised in tlie Methodist fadtll in Fairview Township, Jones County, Ia. She was united tn marriage to George W. Kramer September <i, IS!)!). To this union, one son, David Earl Kramer of I'ine Kiver was born. Mrs. Kramer leaves to mourn her passing, her husband. George W Kramar and one son Earl of I'ine Kiver; heir,mother, Bureell of Cedar IBJapids, la., one sister, Mrs. A. M. Walker of Cedar Rapids ami two brothers, (Jeorge B. Oaves of Todiville, la., and John Burwell of Chicago. 111. Following her first stroke and before she suffered a second one, gibe seemed so much revived Sunday, being able to falk some anil recognize people who visited her. Shei stated then. that if the Lord saw fit, she. was ready to die and that she definitely trusted in the Lord. Alt-hough her parting was' sudden, her family rested in the thought that she bad gone home to the Lord. John 14: 'Tn my Father's (house are many monsions, 1 will go and prepare a place for you, that where I am tliere ye may be also. Petit Jurors For March Term of Court Named CARD OF THANKS has more peace and world. Suppose then, that we have in this country, an organized minority working closely together to bring about tlie culmination of a plan, perhaps a five-year plan, wibich if successful, would pave the iway for eventual disintegration of our way of life. si: * tf * A short study of conditions abroad will suffice to show that little of lasting Import was gained by fighting, and winning tlie last war. True enough, l-'.-icism and the .Nazis were terribly beatcin, but the events o, the post war period should be enlightening, if not alarming. :;: * >:-. * 'I'lie Communistic element which Is now tic dominating influence in tlie majority of European countries, liias the same background' and the same hist my as did the Nazis. They too, were once an organized minority, witli a well-planned course of action wibich has made them the major power of Europe. :;: :;: * * There is no secret connected with ihe fact that: they are trying to instill the virus of their creed into Ihe roots of our democracy and tlie methods used, are to them of little consequence if tlie results they desire are obtained. Weapons they have never hesitated lo use in their eliin'.i to power are terrorism, sabotage anu the element ol' surprise. Tliere are some who will perhaps say Unit these tilings could' never happen here, but who knows—perhaps they have. * * * * A farmer who had spent his life in flu* country, retired and moved to the city, "n the first morning in ibis new home, his wife said. "Well Pa. it's about time yon started the fire." •'.Not me!" he replied, nestling down deeper in bed. "We might as welt start right now getting used to all the City conveniences. Call the fire department." * North Pine River Mr. and Mrs. Murray Ward called al the Nicholas home Tuesday. Mrs. Ohas. Kates spent Thursday with Mrs. Nicholas. Mrs. Maynard Nicholas and Mrs. Bates spent Monday wiih Mrs. Collins-while the men sawed wood. Mis. E. W. Minske was a supper guest at the Maynard Nicholas home Wednesday. Rex Finney and family visited on Thursday evening witli Mr. and Mis. Keunei h s:1w \ ,.|- and family. Chas. Kates assisted George Collins and Maynard Nicholas putting up wood several days this week. I'o all those wiho aided us in. our recent bereavement by their expression of sympathy, and for the beautiful floral offerings, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks. George W. Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kramer Mrs. Mary Bureell Mrs.,A. M. Walker Mr. and Mr.s. John Kureeil Funeral Mites For Lawrence Zupon Held Wednesday Funeral services for Laurence Zupon, who died at his home Sunday afternoon, were conducted at ten o'clock Wednesday morning from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fattier PatricK Flynn officiating. Mr. Zupon was horn at .St. Stevens, Minn., in 1889 and had heen a resident of Walden Townshp for the past 29 years. He had been 11 for some time prior to his death which caiuei to him at t'he age of 58 years. Three children, Herbert ami; George and Mrs. Viola Wilson are left Lo mourn his passing. He was preceded in death toy his wife. CARD OF THANKS BACKUS BOY NAMED COUNTY SPEAKING CHAMPION . and was fifth held .Kick McDowell Jr., son of Mi Mrs. Jack McDowell of Backus, named 'county champion at the annual radio speaking contest Saturday, Feb. 8, at Walker. Jack! will compete with champions from AVest St. Louis; Koochiching and Itasca contest at Hibbing. Barbara Huddle, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. L. K. Huddle of Whipholt, placed second and was nameidi reserve county Champion. Charles Ohumiber- ladn, son of ilr. and Mrs. * Charles Chamberlain of Pine Kiver. placed third. Speaking on, the subject ''How can 1 contribute to greater unity among people." twelve members developed the though! of unity in the home, in the community and in tlie world. Contestants were Arlene Hovde of Turtle Lake Club; Loretta Myers. Ardcille NVhols and Iris Martin of tihe Remer i'.nsy Bees; Louella Pound and Dolores .Myers of the Lively Limus: Jack McDowell and Karl Zaffke. Powers Light 4-H; Clyde Chamberlain. Cass County Central; Barbara Huddle', whipbnit; Clarice .shepard. Golden Gophers and Donna Nagel, Hackensack. Mrs. Carl Stedland and Vincent Lamb, Walker, and Miss Bette Lands- wick of Hackensack, judged the contest which they stated was very close. District Winners will vie foi- state 'championship honors March S. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hempel of Minneapolis, spent the weekend at the parental Maynard Nicholas home. Mr. and Airs. Chas. Bates were Friday evening visitors at the Art Kit Iter home. MILDRED carvin Gregory was an overnight Litest of Dennis Heemstr.-i Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hentpel were Brainerd shoppers Wednesday. Floyd Lamm called at tihe Verne CofQands Saturday afternoon. Mrs. K. !•:. Mills of Minneapolis, called at tbe Ileemsiras Sunday. Mr. aud Mrs. Donald Rice Spent Saturday afternoon at the Walter Gregory hornet, Miss Barbara Khoades spent Saturday with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Knutson. Mi-, and Mrs. David Khoades id' Effie, spent the weekend with Mrs. A. Arbogast and Carnet. Miss Donna Kice came home from the Pine Uiver hospital Friday evening. Mr. and .Mrs. Clen Cardner and Frank spent Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Heemstra and sons. Mr. and Mrs. Lester I'icolet spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson. The March term of court will "p"i. Tuesday. .March 4, 1047. with the Honorable Graham M. Torrance of Bemidji, presiding. The- following jurors will report for, duty Monday, March 10 at 10 a. iu. I.. L. Larson, Woodrow Twp.. Ilnek- ensack. Virgil Dickson, Koy Kiver village Mrs. Joe Johnston, Walker Village .Mrs. Carrol .Mackey. Cass Lake Village. Clyde Cook, Kego Twp.. Ltmgyille Kalph Duncan. Blind Lake ' > p.. Pine Kiver. I'rank Anderson. East Gull Typ.. Brainerd. Janes M. I Ibis. Crooked Laki Outing. d. Kego Twp.. W. !•' Lake Twp.. J. tlf Arola, Turtle Lake ito Lake Twp.. Pine James ville. Mrs. Amelia Twp.. Walker. (>ra Siltman, Kiver. Mrs. Peter Bell, Cass Lake Village. Mrs. Jack Uodetkuhr, Shinguhee Twp., Walker. Leslie Ellestad, McKinley Twp., Mr,s. James K. Adams. Cass Lake Bradley Young. Ansel Twp., Sebeka. Harry igloofield, Wilson Twp., Pine Kiver. Lenertz, Torrey Twp.. Pall V, A Club. Mrs. Ed. McKeig, Federal Dam Village. Mrs. John Born, Walker Village. Edward Krown, Kemer Village. Mis. John Kearns, Hackensack Village. Wesley Carlson. May Twp., Pillager John Guyette, Crooked Lake Twp., Outing. Faculty Members Guests ut Coffee Party Friday The coffee-party held hist Friday afternoon at the school, at which mothers of students attending school, wore hostesses to faculty members, was the occason of a social gathering at which those present became better acquainted with each other and with problems relative fo better understat ! ing between faculty members and parents. Tlio instructors were introduced by Slipt. Henderson and while lunch was being served, the mothers introduced themselves to the teachers. Mrs. E. Valentine gave a short talk on the advantages of a PTA, after which the meeting was devoted to social activity. Funeral Services Held Saturday for Former Resident Mrs. Johanna .Halblom of Meadow- lands, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swan Ness of this city, died AVednesday of last week in a Duluth hospital, as a result of burns received last Thanksgiving Day in a lire which destroyed her home. Mrs. Halblom was -born April 8, 1901 in Norway and came to this country with 'her parents In 3(906, living in this community for several years, where she has many friends who will lie grieved by her death. She is survived b yber husband and six children, ber parents. Mr. and .Mrs. Swan Ness; also six sisters. .Mrs. Harris Zigmund and Mrs. Cecil Carlson oi' Pine Kiver, ilrs. Don Young] Of Jenkins. Mrs. K. II. Denton of Kini- berly, Idaho. Airs. Bisette of Lansing, niich.. and Mrs. Arlie Virchon of Northwoods, la., also one brother. Oliver Ness. Funeral services were held Saturday of last week at: Meadowlands. Repirt of Polio and Sister ... Kenny Drive . . . ... ..... Pine River ( •ombintrd funds $2355.87 Backus .... UUOn Koy River .. . 17.10 Kena . 190.50 P.revik LIM Cass L; ke .. . 204.10 Federal Dam ...... . 75.50 Pillager 4S.00 Reiner . lST.'Jo Walker ir.4.1'!) Laddie Jones, a patient at the Pine River hospital, is somewhat improved from Ids recent illness. Myrtle Ostrom who is a patient at the local hospital, is not improving as rapidly as expected, we all hope she will be much better soon. Our Mildred community is mourning the loss of our beloved Mrs. Kramar. We all extend our' heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives. Mr. and Mrs, Russell Hempel of Minneapolis, and Mrs. K. Davis and Janet of St. Paul, spent the weekend at the Charles Hempel home. Mrs. Clarence Lesher spent Friday with Mrs. Hollis and attended funeral services for Mrs. Kramar in tbe afternoon. Mr. and ilrs. I'.ert Heemstra and Wayne and Delvan visited with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. DeBoer at Outline on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Khoades and family and Mr. ami Mrs. I'.ert Heemstra spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lester Picolet. To all those who so generously assisted us during our recent bereavement, by their Kind expressions of sympathy, we wish to extend our sin- cere appreciation. Especially do we wish to thank rhe Twenty lear Club anti the Pine Ridge Cemetery Association for their beautiful floral offerings and the memorial donations. -Mrs. A. J. Linden Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Rowell, Mr. and .Mrs. F. E. .Marsh Mi-, and Mrs. c. (•. Seaton Mr. .and Mrs. M. .1. Linden Robert Linden Commercial Club Hems School Aid Bill Explained The monthly meeting of the commercial club was held.Tuesday evening in the Marlow club rooms, with chairman. C. Ki. Hughes presiding. About twenty-five members were present to take part in the various discussions of the evening's business, which dealt primarily with tbe scout- troop, the county nurse project, the Fast-West road and consideration of the now state-aid bill for 'schools. .Mr. Johnson, new owner of the Coffee shop was introduced to members and gave a short talk in which he expressed his satistation with Pine Kiver. Ernie Johnson reported for the scout committee and divulged.the fact that L. M. Bradfield has accepted the post of Scout Master for the local troop. The troop charter was also voted' renewed iby thei club which is the sponsoring organization. Members listened witn interest to a discussion of the new state-aia bill, given hy Supt. Henderson, in which in* explained the many ways passage of the hill would financially aid the local district. Pertinent points of interest regarding construction of the proposed East- West highway, were covered by Arvid Lundin and Glen Houston', after which adjournment was voted. Tigers Trim Hackensack Lose fo Remer as Tournament Competition Approaches FAMILY PARTY ENJOYED BY LARGE CROWD FRIDAY The free family party sponsored by Sherwood-Houston Friday .afternoon of last week, wtis attended hy a large crowd of people from the surrounding area, who passed an enjoyable afternoon attending the show and visiting with' one another. The entertainment features which consisted of a sound film and several home-talent numbers, were introduced by Clen Houston, master of ceremonies for the day. and were well received by the audience. Tbf local talent acts were presented by Bonnie Bradfield ami Dolores Kolb wlio sang two numbers; -Jill and Jane Houston entertained with a tap dance specia.fy and Jimmy Sherwood and Dick Houston were very good in their song-comedy skits. Following the entertainment, a large share of the crowd availed themselves of the free lunch served at the Sherwood-Houston Garage. 4-H CLUB MEETING SWANBURG Mrs. Cecil Anderson, Corres. Master Douglas Mosberg is here wiih his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs, .[■-ok Stevens toi- a Fortnight's stay. Mr. and .Airs. Dallas Proftit were nrainenl shoppers Thursday of last week. A wag says that a diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to the devil so pleasantly that you're rarin' to get started, (could he) Mrs. Eli Deshayes will open her home to the "Women's Mission Circle March 7, at: 2 p. .m. A good attendance is hoped-for. Mr. -Frank Weber drove his truck to Minneapolis the fore part of last week andi returned with a load of furniture to the Clarence Peterson farm. Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Jones and fam ily were Sunday evening supper -guests lat the parsonage of Rev. and Mrs. Johnson. Delmer Riley has heen ill at his home with the flu this week. We hope the *'Demon Flu" soon .has had its reign and departs from these parts. Mr. and Mrs. Leo King and Adolph Halvorson Jr.. of Minneapolis, spent the weekend at the Clarence Peterson home here. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peterson and .Margaret Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Leo King and Miss Jean Peterson came up from Minneapolis Tuesday night. The latter is homo only foi* a short visit. Mrs.' John Stevens made a trip to Alinneapolis the fore part of last week to visit her daughter, Janice, who is responding to treatment at the tTni- verstty hospital and shows steady improvement. Mr. Lester Fuhrer and Wayne IKa- ker are away on a trip to Indiana for a few days. ilrs. Puhrer and c'hiI<K ren are staying at the Abe Baker home for the present Mr. and Mrs. B. J. .Mosberg became the parents of a son Monday, February 17, at Deacones hospital, Minneapolis. Mrs. Mosberg is the former Phyllis stev ns. Their many friends here extend hearty congratulations and best wishes to the little family. —Thoughts for the Day: We wonder why we arc not all kinder to eacih Other than we are. How much the world needs kindness; how easily it could in* don:*: Don't tell .til you know but know all you tell. Over station KLIZ Sunday at 8 a. in., can be board the voices of Rev. Raymond E. Johnson and choirs of Faith Church of Swanburg. About two months ago we. heard them, and as we rerall. they sounded alright— so come the morning, let's have a listen. Thank you. Mrs. Dallas Proffit gave a birthday party in compliment to her daughter, Carol Jean. Sunday afternoon at her home. Present were Clenyce Moser, Mary Ellen Stevens. Annette Deshayes Diann Stoutenburg. Beatrice and Laura Hasser. Janice and Jeanette .Schlop kohl, .-md Pait-iiia Ann. Wanda Lee. Karen tind Dennis Riley. Games were played and a delicious lunch was served by tbe 'hostess. Many happy returns. Carol Jean. On March 7. the Swanburg aud Faith Lutheran Ladies Aid will sponsors joint program and basket social at 'flic Norway Lake Go-Getters met February 2, at the Oeorge Collins home. Following the business meeting, yearly program (books were made out. Later, games were played and a sleigh-ride party was enjoyed. Mrs. Collins served lunch at the close of the everting. —Joye and Jean, Keporters Vensel Johnson Lois Salais Wed in Seattle Mesdames C. Hempel, 1-:. Pitlick, F. Pitlb-k. John Knutson. Jack Knutson, A. Sorenson. E. Anderson and I'.ert Heemstra attended a shower honoring .Mrs. Forest Ilempel at the Homer Fraser home m I'ine Kiver Thursday afternoon. A late announcement of the marriage of Vensel Johnson, son of. Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Johnson of tnis city, to Miss Lois Salais of Seattle, Wash., will he of interest to his Pint! Kiver Iriends. The bride i sfhe daughter of J. U. Salais of .Seattle. The ceremony was performed in Seattle at seven o'clock on tne evening of December 31, 1946, a double ring aud a double couple wedding. The other couple was .Max A. Clay ami .In Anne Payne. Mrs. Johnson was attired in a blue, suit witli black accessories and ai blue flowered hat ancl wore ia corsage of gardenias. Their attendants were a sister tind .brother of the bride., Mrs. W. J. Doyle and Mr. J. F. Salais. Only a small group of (dose, relatives and friends attended the wedding. For the present, Mr. and .Mrs. Johnson are residing in a trailer-house at the Victory Trailer Camp, Oak Harbor, Wash., which is near tihe Naval Air Station, Whitbey Island, where Vensel is stationed.1 The expiration of Mr. Johnson's naval service will not 'be until next -November, at (which time they plan to return to Alinnesota. Their many friends here extend best wishes to them for a long and happy wedded life. The Hackensack high school basketball team engaged tne Tigers on the local floor Friday evening and emerged from the fray holding the short end of a. 41 - tS score. All of the Pine Kiver hoopsters were in good snape for the game and held their opponents scoreless thruout the second half, while they continued to score at will. Fraser and Dingle were high-point men for the Tigers witli 1.1 and 10 tallies respectively. Deer was high man for Hackensack with 6-pointS.' Tuesday evening., the boys lacked the necessary spark to'win'and dropped a close gamei to Kemer, there, losing 28J22. 'The game was quite evenly played, but fhe Tigers failed to overcome'the lead and the final whistle found them trailing by six-points. Dingle was high for the Tigers with 31-points and Renn and Tiernoy each scored 13-pomtS for Kemer. Nest Tuesday afternoon, the sub- district tournament will get under way at Staples -and the game being played between Pine Kiver aud Pequot Lakes at Brainerd as we go to press, will have a direct bearing on the position of ll'ine Kiver at the tournament. In the event of a tiger triumph over Pequot, the local quint will not play a tournament game until Wednesday afternoon, when they will meet the winner of Tuesday afternoon's game. iShould they (be defeated Thursday evening at Brainerd. they will then play Tuesday evening with their opponent being the best team from the west-half of the 'district. The tournament will continue thru Frida evening with the winner and runner-up teams entering the district meet at Brainerd at a later date. PONTORL-T ~ E. K. Ellison, Correspondent the community hall at 8 p. m. It is rumored that the men of tthe community will add wist to the program by presenting a surprise number. We hope till the girls, all ages, come arm ed with partners tind generous baskets to make this a grand: success. Tiie proceeds will go to tlie Brainerd War Memorial] fund. Kememficr tlie date. March 7. at s p. m.. at. the Swanburg Community Hail. World1 Day Of Prayer was observed by the women of Faith Church Friday afternoon at the parish house. Week of Prayer and Self-Denial is being observed this week. Meetings are held Monday thruogh Friday at the Ihome of Mrs. Dallas Proliit. The leader as- Signed for each day respectively, is Anna K. Anderson, Delia Deshayes. Fern SchlOpkohl, Glorine Moser and Bertha Riley. The topic of the worship services, is "The Unsearchable iKicbes of Christ." Family Night at Faith Church proved to be a very enjoyable evening. In •spite.of the chilly weather and [cy and drifted roads, many families came to the service. .Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Jones and daughter of Pine Kiver. •came out for the event. Mr. Jones operated the movie projector which was grycioitsly lent to us us by our friendly neighboring Churches and showed ns the Lutheran World] Action picture reel. "Mission of Mercy." Alter the devotional services and movies the group repaired to the church parlors where games were played and everyone enjoyed coffee and lunch. There will be more "family Xiglits' in the future and we hope weather conditions will be favorable so that manv more families can attend. COOKING SCHOOL WEDNESDAY EVENING INTEREST MANY Miss Ina Rowe, nutritionist, conducted an interesting meeting Wednesday evening in the Marlow club rooms which was well attended by many housewives of this community. The subject was the preparation of poultry for cooking, canning and freeing. Tlie school was sponsored by the Agricultural Extension Service of the IT. of Minnesota. Duane Laflin visited Bobby Null In Hackensack over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. C. Boblett and .Mrs. Lee Chapman were dinner guests at the Ellison home Thursday. Mr. and .Mrs. !•;. K. Ellison made a trip to Walker and Hackensack on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Ellison and .1. c. were supper guests tit the Gunnar Nielson home Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Koy Null and family of Hackensack, visited at tbe Hubert Null home Sunday. -Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mayer and family were dinner, guests ai: the 11. Laflin .home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Uhlig and family visited at the Ellison bonie Friday evening. The Crow Electric Co., hooked up the W. Lesley home on Ponto Lake last week. Air. and Mrs. Kenneth Wasika and family of Backus, visited af the La- Beau home here ISunday. Alice Thompson was taken to the Pine River hospital last week, suffering from acute appendicitis. Latest reports indicates she is lining well. Mr. and Mrs. Clen Snodgrass and Lee Chapman left Thursday for the Twin Cities. Mr. Chapman to visit his son and family and .Mr. and .Mrs. Snodgrass to visit friends. Clen also attended tlie Northwest Dealers convention. Vic I'lilig celebrates his birthday every .-car by. treating tlie s; hool Kids that ride in his bus, and this year lie entertained at the Marlow in Line Kiver, where tbey saw Walt Disney's "iSong of the South." HARRIET .Mr. Strong is now employed at the Durkee plant in I'ine Kiver. Tom Pinkney is helping Lyle McNames cut wood this week. Mrs. Lyle McNames called mi .Mrs. S. Whitted one evening last week. -Mr. and Mrs. Joe DeJarles called at the Ernest Siltman bome one evening last week. Folks are now bringing in their empty bottles to the Harriet Store in exchange for i heir Sunday paper. Air. Struve is building a home near Ixingville foiv Mr. IScott of the Beecher Realty Co., Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Felton and Mrs. iltalpb Felton were dinner guests Sunday at the 10. Siltman home. The last few evenings there has heen a lighting shortage at the Harriet Store (but they k< ep open) and everyone is looking forward to good lights soon. We are sorry to hear that: Mrs. AVal tei- Putnam underwent a major operation and also that her son Walter had to have an appendectomy. We hope they both recover soon . Koy Whitted of Krainerd. was called Friday to lie with his mother. The doctor from Fequot Lakes was also (•tilled and Mrs. E. .Siltman si>ent most of the. day there. Koy returned to bis home in Brainerd Saturday. CARD OF THANKS For the many kind expressions of sympathy extended to us in our recent bereavement, we wish to express our sincere appreciation and 'heartfelt thanks. Air. and .Mrs. Swan Xess and famUy -Sell it with a Want Ad—Call 09,
PINE RIVER JOURNAL
VOLUME X NUMBER 47
THE PINE K1VKK JOURNAL. PI.n1-: KIVKK, CASS COUNTf. MINNESOTA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 28, li)47 SUB: 52.00 Pine R
Out of the . .
iver ami Vicinity—Si'.SO Elsewhere
by C. M. A.
The alarming number of so-called
accidents which are occurring with
monotonous regularity In our country
today, presents several interesting
avenues of conjecture for anyone who
is inclined to'feel a bit of curiosity regarding- them.
■! » * :J
It is well understood that the law
pf averages, must of course, play some
part in the daily disasters,, hut on the
other hand, would it not he stretching one's fancy more than a little to
accept the complacent assumption
thai all causes are natural or in. dban
leal, or that everything comes in bunches, and once this present unfortunate period is past, the norma] routine
Of safe travel and industry will be
Let us suppose), for the sake of argument, that all the plane crashes,
the train wrecks tind associated mishaps are due to mechanical malfunction and that once the cause has heen
established, it will foe only a matter
of time until better equipment will
preclude the possibility of similar ac-
iSucb a possibility is certainly something which should not he discounted
and the eventual perfection of safety
equipment will no doubt he attained.
However, before we place the blame
for tlhe recent catastrophies upon
some mechanical failure, we must
Erst make certain that there were no
other contributing factors.
:;: * * *
Consider for the moment, fhe widespread range of the territory covered
hy the many accidents within the past
few weeks—the south, midwest, east,
Pacific coast, all have been the scene
of one or more major disasters am.
as yet. no plausible explanation 'has
ibeen offered for their occurrence, investigations have been conducted with
the findings, if any, not being- divulged and in spite of the added knowledge which should be gamed from
those expert analysis, trains continue
to fbe wrecked and planes to crash.
Let us then pursue another angle of
thought which curiosity has opened
to US, and which could possibly be
wrong, but on the other band stands
a fair chance of being rig-lit and as
such, is worthy of some consideration.
* S: * *
We know that even tbough the war
ended nearly two years ago,, [powerful
forces of Intrigue, both here and
abroad, have rfever ceased in the feverish attempt to influence public
opinion. Thai these attempts pursue
devious routes to attain their goal is
also ,-i well known fact, and it is equal
ly well known that an organized minority, acting upon a preconceived
plan, with a definite purpose in view,
fihan ones disrupted the
economy of the. entire
Maude Belle Craves was bom February 13; 1881. near Amtmosa. la., in
Jones County and passed away a: the
Pine itiver hospital Tuesday evening,
Femruary 18. V.i4i. at at the age of