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Page 4 March 25th, 2010 • Valley News and Views 1195 "I'm going out to clean the pasture spring; I'll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha'n't be gone long.--You come too." (the beginning of "The Pasture," a poem by Robert Frost) NOSTALGIA QUIZ TIME 625 (1919-1960) 1. On early TV starred as the stage manager in the production of "Our Town." (a. Bing Crosbyi b. Bob Hope; c. Frank Sinatra) 2. In 1949 God was portrayed as a psychiatrist in the drama called __ (a. The Anniversary Party; b. The Birthday Party; c. The Cocktail Party) 3. The prize on the early TV quiz show "Grand Slam" was a __ Savings Bond. (a. $10; b. $50; c. $100) 4. On early TV SherryAlberoni starred as the granddaughter of comedian __ (a. Milton Berle; b. Eddie Cantor; c. Ed Wynn) 5. __ was stolen in the movie "Fast and Loose." (a. a Gauguin painting; b. a Mozart sonata; c. a Shakespearean manuscript) (answers at the end of the Column) RADIO DAYS The following are important dates in old- time radio history: March 25, 1939--Arch Oboler's Plays debuted. March 27, 1921--announcer Fred Foy was born. March 29, 1937--Our Gal Sunday premiered. March 29, 1928--Dodge Victory Hour was first heard. March 30, 1938--Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge had its first performance. March 30, 1946--Academy Award debuted. March 31, 1947--Perry Mason premiered. A MESS OF POTTAGE 1252 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 "Absolutist thought in Italy and France." The Italian Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) also wrote "The Discourses." In that book the atheism inherent in the philosopher comes through. He claims that while religion may help unite a people and keep them obedient to a government, and that while some religions could make a higher contribution by glorifying war and power, Christianity is not such a religion. It has rather glorified the common and humble people and reduces the strength of the State. POETIC FRAGMENTS Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is known for his novels, such as "Ivanhoe," but he also wrote Romantic poetry Here is a portion of his poem "Gathering Song of Donald the Black": "Leave unattended the herd; The flock without shelter; Leave the corpse uninterred, The bride at the altar; Leave the deer, leave the steer, Leave nets and barges; Come with your fighting gear, Broadswords and targes." DHS, 1925 58 On September 12, 1925, the school board 5. Rainy Night In Georgia (Brook Benton) 6. Let It Be (Beatles)* "First it is necessary to stand 7. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother ~. on your own two feet. Butthe (Hollies) 8. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary: Goes) (Edison Lighthouse)* 9. Evil Ways (Santana) 10. Didn't I (BlowYour Mind This Time) (Delfonics)* John Lennon, the ex-Beatle, had 17 Hot 100 songs from 1969 to 1988. "Instant Karma" was the 3rd. It peaked at #3 and was on the charts for 13 weeks. minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms." -Kristen Hunter NUMBER 1 SONGS March 25 1895--My Best Girl's A New Yorker (Edward M. Favor) 1900.-When Cloe Sings A Song (George J. Gaskin) 1905--Yankee Doodle Boy (Billy Murray) 1910--Where The River Shannon Flows (Harry MacDonough) 1915- - Chinatown, My Chinatown (American Quartet) 1920--Dardanella (Ben Selvin's Novelty Living -- Jensen little island. Looking out the window to water surrounding us on every side, I find myself thinking how lucky we are to have support from the outside. It can be somewhat daunting and I am so grateful concert with several of our closest friends. There were 23 of us riding in a limousine to the concert. Unfortunately I was only able to journey with on the way there as my husband and I had to drive The Red River has started for friends and family whoto Fargo that night so I could to stream over the only open keep in contact with updates attend a special lia sophia road out of our residence and encouragement, training with an incredible i As I write the sun is shining guest speaker the next day. i now; we are praying it won t and although the winds areThe ride was filled with so ! t last too long. Thanks to the high today, the water looks so much excitement and joy- help of friends and family, we blue. I am reminded how last filled news including our have sandbags in our yard in case of emergency, a pile of year we were sandbagging friend asking our other dear in the snow as we anxiously friend to marry him which watched enormous ice brought tears to my eyes and chunks float by our only another close companion electricity pole left standing, announcing she and her We are thrilled Mother Nature husband were expecting a has been kind to us during baby. I was ecstatic for all of this time. them and felt fortunate to be I get lonely though as I a part of the extraordinary think about how much I evening. take for granted when we Theconcertwaswonderful, have the ability to run into for77-years-old,WillieNelson sand for extras if needed, and all items in the garage are set up so they won't get wet when water reaches the yard. It is too hard to name all those who have helped us this year but I do want to make a special note about the young men who came out to assist my husband Sunday. So many times we hear about mischief Orchestra) the younger generation gets town for what we need. I am can still put on a good show i 1925--AU Alone (John McCormack) into, but there should be a thankful to live in a small but I have to admit spending town where people lend a time with our closest friends 1930--Stein Song (RudyVallee) few very proud parents outhelping hand when needed was the true highlight of the 1935--LovelyToLookAt(EddyDuchin) there whose boys dropped 1940--In The Mood (Glenn Miller) everything were doing soandmanySh°Wways.theirsimpleSupp°rtthingsin nevereVening'forget,It is aonememoryi will drawI will ,i 1945--Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive to come. I m sure these come to mind like pulling on when I need a smile or (Johnny Mercer) teenagers couldhave thought up to Halcrow s gas station uplifting recollection. 1950--Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy . ofmany other things to do on and having someone pump Seeing Willie in concert (Red Foley); The Cry of the Wild Goose a Sunday afternoon, but they (Frankie Laine); Music! Music! Music!chose to help people in need. our gas, stopping into Cenex was one of the entries on my and Northdale Oil for coffee "bucket list," the things I want (Teresa Brewer) I would like to thank Taylor and receiving a friendly hello todobeforeIdie, experiencing 1955--Sincerely (McGuire Sisters) , Johnson, Anthony Brosius, and sometimes even a hug all the extra excitement was 1960--Theme From A Summer Place' Robbie Funaiole, Caleb (Percy Faith) Hudson and Dayne Watts from the employees, going an unbelievable bonus to the 1965--Eight Days AWeek (Beatles) for their time and energy; it through the drive up window evening. I hope to mark off a 1970--Bridge Over Troubled Water meant the world to us. at Route 44 to the gang who few more things on that list in (Simon & Garfunkle) Philosopher George always gives awesome service the days and months ahead. accompanied by a cheerful Sometimes along the way 1975--My Eyes Adored You (Frankie Santayana once said, Our attitude, walking into Kelly's we are confronted with the Valli) character...is an omen of Country Market and the acknowledgement of how I 1980--Another Brick In The Wall, Part II our destiny, and the more drug store to pleasant smiles sacred the simple things in (Pink Floyd) . ....~.~ integrity we have and keep, 1985--Cant Fight This Feedng tKl~u the simpler and nobler that and welcoming greetings, life and the untimely bonds Speedwagon) destiny is likely to be." I hope or stepping into the bank we create are. Awakening [~ 1990--BlackVelvet (Alannah Myles) these young men see the gift to visit with the tellers who to gratitude is the greatest 1995--Take A Bow (Madonna! ~ in continuing to help others are so warm and helpful, manifestation we can create We certainly are lucky to in our lives. 2000--Say My Name (Destiny s Child) ~as they did us, surely their live in such a favorable My hope is everyone will 2005--Candy Shop (50 Cent and, Olivia) destiny will be one of simple, environment, stay safe during the flood and (Source--Joel Whitburn, Record, !.noble character ........ Research") (~ I can'tfielp butfee!afitfle i tell my father sometimes we will all be reminded of the 15YEARSAGO : • :~ anxious 'this tim~'~ 6f!~ ho~-e~eryone~.in town,: atgrace~ surrounding us on a especially when the only way each business, spoils • him daily basis, There is so much rotten but I feel fortunate to be thankful for even when On March 28, 1995, the DHS boys' track out is by boat, but the last there are such good people life seems daunting and team took second place at the 16th AnnuAl thing we want to do is leave who treat him and all of us anxiety absorbs us. Once we Cavalier Indoor Track Meet at UND. Taking our home unattended as we for that matter, so graciously, recognize the unpretentious never know what mishaps There are numerous people movements as part of the wili come our way. Thank in our small community whocircular divinity constantly goodness predictions state"reach out their arms," toswirling about, we are forever rising walers won't be up as others; what a gift that is. awakened to the pleasure of long as last year when we This past weekend my simplylivingandthesplendor boated out for six weeks. husband and I were able oflivingsimple. Once again we have our own to attend the Willie Nelson el By Lloyd Omdahl first places were Kenny Gardner i,n the 50 High Hurdles, :06.74 ( new school re'cord; old record, :06.79 set by Gardner in the preliminaries); Kenny Gardner, Long Jump, 20; (tied the meet record); Kenny Gardner, Triple Jump, 40' 5.25" (new school record; old record, 38'11" by Gardner, April 12, 1994, and new meet record); Kenny was named the Outstanding Male Athlete at the meet. The DHS girls' team finished in 1 lth place with four points. On March 30, 1995, the DHS boys' track team took first at the Lake Region Indoor Track Meet. Finishing in first place were Clarence Sitter, Two Mile, 12:35.11; Kenny Gardner, 50 High Hurdles, :06.93; Long Jump, 19'10.5"; and Travis Gierszewski, Pole Vault, 9'6". The DHS girls took 6th place. Crystal ~. Brown took first place in the 50 Hurdles, entity that makes a mockery of the open meetings law and government transparency. With major legislation held up until the end of the session, the conference committees make many of the decisions that are rushed through in the last hours of the session. Interested parties may be unaware that their bills are being emasculated As I sifted through my records of the 1970-72 constitutional convention for the archives, I was reminded They would have to stand up and be accountable for legislative decisions. With a one-house system, :08.50. ! of the lengthy debate the public could more NOTABLE QUOTES among the delegates over effectively participate in '7k nine mile walk is no joke, especially in the proposal to recommend the law-making process the rain." a one-house legislature, without making several (as said by Nick Welt in Harry Kemelman's While that effort failed, the trips to the State Capitol to 1967 collection of detective stories, "The current demand for more testify at several hearings. In Nine MileWalk") government transparency the bicameral system, bills STUDENT OF THE WEEK should breathe new life into have a way of experiencing the concept, dramatic changes in content awarded a contract to provide the schoolKC's Student of the Week is Cameron with soft coal and ND lignite to the St. Hilaire Littlejohn, eighth grade son of Chris andThe convention was the as they move from one house and rewritten by veteran Lumber Co. for Indian Head coal at $4.40 a Vicki Littlejohn. , ,, only genuinely deliberative to the next, making it difficult legislators who know the ton and to Buchanan & Son forYoughiogheny Cameron was on the 'B Honor Roll for body to convene since for citizens 200 miles from conference committee at $8.75 per ton. the first two Nine Weeks' grading periods. , the 1889 convention,the scene to keep up with the game. As legislators wait BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN He was on the junior high Blue Knights The delegates focused onprocess, impatiently in the waning 1970 football team and the junior high Norththe merits and demerits Press coverage would be hours of the session, they are of issues, unfettered by more complete with only one ready to vote for anything to March 21 Border Eagles basketball team. He is also out, lobbyists, political parties or house.Withbudgetssufferingreach adjournment. 1. Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Simonfor baseball this spring with the Blue Knights ideological predispositions, and capitol reporters "If the unicameral is so baseball team. &Garfunkle) , In this environment, the disappearing, the media great, why haven't other 2. The Rapp er (J a gg erz ) This is Cameron s. second time as Student 3. Give Me Just A Little More Time oftheWeek, havmg beenchosenforDec. 22-one-house concept won the are limited in resources for states followed the lead (Chairmen of the Board) 23, 2008. support of one-third of the covering complex legislative of Nebraska?' opponents 4. Instant Karma (John duo Lennon)* Nostalgia Quiz Answers delegates, systems. A unicameralwouldask. The question loses its Among the unicameral allow fewer reporters to do a validity when we remember _ . = (1. c; 2. c; 3. c; 4. c; 5' c) supporters were better job. that state legislatures have Valley News and Views I conservatives,moderates A unicameral would get an iron grip on proposing Periodical postage paid at Roberts Van Camp, Publisher I e eparture andliberals. They all seemed rid of the greatest evil of constitutional amendments Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Emeritus I of Inoa Svenson tO find some quality in the the two-house system - the to adopt a one-house Member of theNorth DakotaPublished ByGreat Caesar's I ~ one-house that led them to conference committee, an Continued on Page 5 Newspaper Assoclauon • • believe the system would be • Ghost I The graveslde servace for Official newspaper for the City of Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor I the not so nleasant Inca better for legislating in North Drayton and Drayton Public School v.....k. ~. ,...,_,= ........ I .~ . ~ . . o Dakota than the present two- .==,,y ,,=,,=,,,~,,,v,, ,°,==, bvenson, naa ust barel District No.19. " I l Y house system. Published every Thursday at $30.00 In Pembina County I finished, whenthere was drayton, Noah Dakota. $35.00 All other addresses | rna.~.~iv~, clan of th.n,~,~r Transparency, a $ 75 at News Stands ............ r- ........... "^"TMA~ ..... ~,~.~ .... ' I followed by a tremendous characteristic now iffpublic . ~u~ ~,~: ~ena ....... 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