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Page 4 January 7th, 2010 Valley News and Views GREAT BEGINNINGS 1184 Announcer: "Kem Tone, the miracle wall finish, brings you from Memphis, Tennessee, the Master Mentalist." Girl's Voice: "The Mental Marvel." Announcer: "The newest star in radio, Dunninger." (a typical opening for "The Dunninger Show," a variety show on radio; NBC Blue/ ABC, Sept. 12, 1943, to Dec. 27, 1944; NBC, June 8 to Sept. 28, 1945, and June 4-25, 1946) NOSTALGIA QUIZ TIME 614 (1919-1960) 1. On early TV played an adventurer in "The Adventures of Hiram Holliday." (a. Wally Cox; b. Edward Everett Horton; c. Harry Morgan) 2. On early radio what program was a "tender, human story of young married love dedicated to everyone who has ever been in love"? (a. Amanda of Honeymoon Hill; b. The Romance of Helen Trent; c. When A Girl Marries) 3. __ was the King who abdicated on December 10, 1936. (a. EdwardVII; b. Edward VIII; c. George V) 4. In 1929 invented the electroencephalograph. (a. Hans Berger; b. Kurt Godel; c. Werner Holtz) 5. __ created the program ',bie's Irish Rose" on early radio. (a. Margie Champion; b. Anne Nichols; c. Rose O'Connor) (answers at the end of the Column) RADIO DAYS The following are important dates in old- time radio history: January 3, 1931--The Fred Waring Show debuted. January 3, 1935--The Bob Hope Show premiered. January 6, 1945--The Saint debuted. January 7, 1926--George Burns and Gracie Allen were married. January 7, 1939--The Red Skelton Show debuted. January 7, 1941--Inner Sanctum Mysteries premiered. January 8, 1939--Screen Guild Theatre debuted. January 9, 1949--Screen Director's Playhouse debuted. January 12, 1927--Amos 'n' Andy premiered as Sam 'n' Henry January 13, 1934--A1 Pearce and His Gang debuted. January 14, 1927--Jack Benny and Sadye Marks (Mary Livingstone) were married. RESEARCH PAPERS Over Christmas vacation I corrected eleven research papers written by my U.S. History class. The top five papers were-- "To The Pointe: The History of Ballet" by Karen M. Kliniske Karen's eleven-page paper gave a brief history of ballet, its major performers, and the choreographers that changed the way the dance has been displayed. She had twelve sources and thirty footnotes. "TheAkita: AJapanese Natural Monument" by Rebecca Juhl. Rebecca turned her love of dogs into a nine page paper depicting the history, standards, and temperament of the Japanese dog known as the Akita. Her paper was based on fourteen sources and had thirty-six footnotes. "Wine: Some Things Get BetterWith Time" by Grace Oberg Grace detailed the history, varieties, vintages, production, packaging, storage, and uses of wine in her fourteen page paper. She used twenty-eight footnotes and had a list of thirteen sources. "Peyote: The Divine Cactus Won't Rot Your Brain" by Caiflyn Ray-Ann Bronson. Caity wrote a ten page paper with forty- two footnotes and fourteen sources on the history and effects of peyote and mescaline. She also detailed the Native American Church and laws governing the use of peyote. "Warriors of the Plains: The Lakota Sioux" by Cole Anderson Cole's paper of eighteen pages gave a background to the westernmost group of the Indians known as the Sioux. He also described Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990) Member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Official newspaper for the City of :)rayton and Drayton Public School District No. 19. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News & Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signeO and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and accuracy of content. Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor Yearly Subscription rates: $30.00 In Pembina County $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at News Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. 009. O the major battles, leaders, and treaties that affected the Lakota. His paper had sixty footnotes and twenty-seven sources. The other six papers in alphabetical order were-- "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" by Stacey Jo VanCamp "Extra Innings, Game Winning Hits: The 1991 World Series" by Brady Steenerson "Popular and Social Dance: a Brief History" by Stormylynn Marie Larocque "The Rush for Gold: California" by Tony Villarreal "Sarcophilus Harrisii: Tasmanian Devil" by Jeffrey Sapa "Vampires: A History With a Bite" by Trista Heiser A MESS OF POTTAGE 1241 This portion of my column describes the works of Libertarian philosopher and economist Murray Rothbard (1926-1995). In 1995 he published "Economic Thought Before Adam Smith." Chapter 6 is entitled 'bsolutist thought in Italy and France." Wars, civil wars, and civil unrest characterized Italian life in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. In response humanist author Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529) wrote "The Book of the Courtier," which became one of the most widely read books of the 16th century. His advice to the courtiers of his day included doing ecerything possible to increase the glory of their princes. POETIC FRAGMENTS Robert Southey (1774-1843) was an English Romantic poet. Here is a portion of his poem "The Scholar": "My hopes are with the Dead; anon My place with them will be, And I with them shall travel on Through all Futurity; Yet leaving here a name, I trust, That will not perish in the dust." DHS, 1925 47 The 267th DHS graduate and the 10th member of the Class of 1925 was Louise Ernestine Reibling, daughter of Charles E and Edith Hunt Reibling, who were Methodists. She was born on November 16, 1907, in Drayton. From Sept. 1925 to June 1927, she attended Valley City Normal School (State Teachers College); graduating on June 9, 1927. On June 20, 1932, she married Conrad "Connie" A. Volkman of Wilton, ND, in Spearfish, SD. They had one child: Cecil Howard, 1936. She taught school in Wilton from Sept. 1927 to May 1931, and in Mott, ND, from Sept. 1931 to the spring of 1932. She was a homemaker in Wilton from June 1932 to ?; Bismarck, ND, circa 1939; and Seattle, WA, by July 1943 to ? In 1984 she was still in Seattle. At an unknown date she moved to a rest home in southern California. She passed away on June 18, 2001, at the age of 93. Her last residence was in Duarte, CA. BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN 1970 January 3 1. Raindrops Keep Dropping On My Head (B.J. Thomas) 2. Leaving On A Jet Plane (Peter, Paul, and Mary) 3. Someday We'll Be Together (Diana Continued on Page 5 .',- =.===m VJ LEIDER From the Sideline by coach Mike Schatz The snow is very hard right now. This is what we once called - "good fort building weather." Remember when you could drive through towns and see little igloos all over the place built by kids who didn't want to stay inside? Kids who wanted to go out in the snow and have fun; not to mention the outside ice skating. Kids who were strong and active and healthy, I do. Those are fond memories. Maybe I will go outside and build a fort. Our continuing look at the US Constitution takes us to Article 1, Section 4, Clauses 1 and 2: "The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of choosing Senators." Clause 2: "The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall be on the first Monday in December unless they shall by law appoint a different day." The Congress in 18421 required that states with more than one Representative, must be elected from districts which the state Legislatures draw . the boundaries. North Dakota is one of 7 states that only have one Representative. Also that year the Congress required that all Representatives be elected on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The Senators have to be elected that day as well as required by the 1914 Congress. The Congress must meet at least once a year but that was changed to January 3rd by the 20th Amendment. It of course meets all the time now, even on Christmas Eve and especially if the bill is controversial - like health care. The President of the week is number four, James Madison, whose nickname was "the father of the Constitution." His friends called him "Little lemmy" as he was the shortest president at 5'4". Being a lawyer, he served in the government most of his life. He helped produce the "Virginia Plan" which turned into the "Great Compromise" of the Constitution, The Federalist Papers which argued in newspapers for the ratification of the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to the document. In 1794, he wed a widow, Dolly Todd, who was 17 years younger than he. She proved to be very valuable to him both personally and professionally. He was Secretary of State, a close personal friend with Thomas Jefferson, and then elected President in his own right in 1808. The War of 1812 was fought while he was president, and the White House and Capitol were burned. Dolly wouldn't flee the city until she secured the portrait of George Washington. Both James and Dolly Madison are buried at their home in Montpelier, Virginia. Back in 1985, I led a group of students and adults on a trip to Europe. We arrived early in Frankfort, Germany from with the help of a strong jet stream wind. The kids wanted to eat at McDonald's, and then we found our tour bus. The driver said to me, 'Sprechen zie Deutch?", I said, "nein". He laughed, and we took the 9 hour trip to Cologne and our hotel. When we arrived, the desk clerk came running out saying that I had a phone call. It was a parent of one of the students frantically asking if we were alright. She said that a bomb had gone off at the Frankfort airport and three people were killed. Because we had arrived almost an hour early, we had been on the road when the bomb went off, and we didn't know a thing about it. The authorities also found a second bomb. You guessed it, in McDonald's. The rest of the trip was equally exciting, welcome to Europe. Have a good one! Ole and Sven Were Ole and Sven were sitting in Ole's back yard, enjoying the evening breeze. "Sven," Ole says, "I haven't Talking talked to Lena in nearly eighteen months." "Gosh," Sven replies, "you must be really mad at her. You'se must have had a really big fight." "Naw," Ole says, slowly taking a sip from his beer, "I'm not mad at her, I yust don't like to interrupt her." /! , Member FDIC We Wish You A Wonderful New Year! A s one year ends and a New Year begins, we'd like to simply say thank you for your friendship and business. As your "Hometown Bank" we look forward to assisting you in any way we can during the coming year. We hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year! jl]'"' 'X4'F4 'YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS Drayton Bank DRAYTON, NORTH DAKOTA 00our/oca//y owned, Fu//serv/ce Bank Sign Up Today For Online Banking www. draytonbank, com