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Valley News &Views Page 5 June 17, 2010 June 14th, 1777 Today, Congress adopted . a resolution stating that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." Thus, Flag Day was born. June 1801 Journal of Alexander Henry Alexander Henry took off for Portage la Prairie the first part of June. He'll be gone for a while but will be back in the area in August, 1801 establishing the Pembina Post. We'll join him there. Around the first of June 1801, he released an inventory of skins and assets moved out of the Park River Post. The list is as follows: 4 Canoes 643 Beaver Skins 125 Black Bear Skins 23 Brown Bear Skins 2 Grisly Bear Skins 83 Wolf Skins 102 Red Fox Skins 7 Kitt Fox Skins 169 Raccoon Skins 70 Fisher Skins 30 Otter Skins 36 Martin Skins 29 Mink Skins 3 Wolverine Skins 11 Loupcevrier Skins 20 Dressed Moose and Biche Skins 26 Musk Rat Skins 31 Buffalo Robes 9 Badger Skins 34 Packs of 90 lbs Each 5790 Ib Bags of Pemmican 4 Kegs of Grease 7 Kegs of Beef 10 Bales of Dried Meet He lists a gain of 1958 Pounds (Halifax Currency) for the combination of the Reed River Post headed up by Michel Langlois in the Walhalla area and the Park River Post, The Reed River numbers were not included in this inventory. June 14th, 1894 Drayton Echo Leonard W Marsh, of Kansas City, shot his wife and daughter, but their lives were saved by their corsets. We are having a long stretch of dry, hot weather, and the thermometer has easily reached the 103 notch on several occasions the past week. Rain is badly needed. (Wish we could transport back in time some of ours). A grand picnic will be held at N. Upham's grove in St. Andrews on Friday, June 15th, under the auspices of the Grafton Court of Foresters. A basket picnic, to which everybody is invited. June 22nd, 1917 Drayton Echo President Wilson has signedthe $3,000,000,000war budget bill, the largest single appropriate measure ever enacted by any government. Coal at $14 to $20 a ton by the beginning of next winter - that is the grave prospect faced by householders unless the government stoPs the profiteering of the coal barons and brings order in the industry. The annual picnic of the Bowesmont Presbyterian Ladies will be held Friday June 29th. Drayton and Pembina baseball teams will be present. The married men and single men will play ball at 3 o'clock. Supper will be served in the Patterson grove, during which time the band will furnish music. Second game at 6:15. ... Putting it Stars and Stripes - ests a "worthwhile work TRIVIA QUESTION: In 1917, if an automobile turns turtle, a common phrase of the time, what's going on? (Answer at end of column.) June 14th, 1935 Red River Valley Leader President Roosevelt has created a major issue for the campaign of 1936 and stirred up widespread debate and controversy over a question a Drayton boy now in the Air Force in India. The In his tribute at Governor brief himself on major state administration, as many as letter received by Dr. R.E. Art Links funeral, Clay issues. When he ran into a 16 coal-fired gasification ]enkinson, a leading western blank, he would call staffers plants were being proposed Bechtel of this city from his son was dated May 26, India. Dick's letter in part: "Since I last wrote you I have been fortunate enough to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross and also the Air Medal. The actual official presentation is to take place tonight at 5 p.m., by Eddie historian, opined that the former governor was the last agrarian, the last agricultural icon of the rural west. People who knew Governor Link would agree that his character and demeanor supported this characterization. The 1972 campaign for the missing information, not realizing that they were clock people who slept from 10-to-six and did not appreciate office calls in the middle of the night. This round-the-clock lifestyle often caught up with him. When he was for western North Dakota. While the developers wanted approval yesterday, Governor Link slowed the panic until the consequences couldbe carefullyconsidered. As a result, development occurred but with reclamation requirements that the nation had thought Rickenbacker. He arrive here was settled in its early days. yesterday and gave us a short Furthermore, it is likely he. talk last evening. Actually has started the movement for a complete re-alignment of political forces into what will be virtually two new parties. Briefly, he proposes that the Constitution be changed to take from the states and give to the federal government power over the chief social and economic questions so that the New Deal may be saved from the doom pronounced upon it by the Supreme court. Nels On, Calif.- Small Curtis Terrell to frighten his young sister Alber'tine, "made a face at her." So perfect was small Curtis Terrell's pantomime that he not only sent his sister screaming but he also threw a neck vertebra out of joint and had to be taken to the hospital. During the quiet summer weeks to follow, the Drayton Bank has decided to close on Saturday afternoon to give the help an opportunity to be out of doors. Arthur will have a long weekend to spend with his intended. That is O-K and is the custom of all banks of North Dakota. We have nine months of winter to be housed up. This old man Young wishes he could run away from issuing a few numbers of this "Rag of Freedom." I don't feel abit different - I just want to gohome. June 18th, 1943 Red River Valley Leader Yes,lndeedy[ I'm mighty proud to 1~ furnishing some of the 57,360,000,000 eggs Uncle Sam's asked for in '43. It takes five of us hens to lay enough eggs for Just one soldier's ~,nrly supply, 8rid '~vou esn bet, ws'r* ,II Is#hi to beat tlm Axis. Miss Minnie Anderson visitedwith friends at Buxton and Little Falls, Minn. last week en route to Ft. Des Moines, Ia. where she will report for training with the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAACS). Miss Anderson graduated from the Drayton high school and the Mayville Teachers' College. Her cousin, Mrs. Ellen Gregerson of this city, left the same day for Mayville to attend summer school. July 14th, 1962 Drayton Express photo that epitomized his agrarianism was taken in his hayfield where he was pictured throwing a square hay bale onto a rack. Folks said that anyone who personally did the meanest of chores on the farm had to be a person of real character and was qualified to be governor. Farmers don't live by clocks like city folks. City people have clock minds - work is eight-to-five. Governor Link never had a clock mind. A true farmer, he had a chore mind. He focused on the task that needed to be done and not on a" clock that did nothing but break chores into fragments. Because he didn't live by the clock, he worked through days and nights without regard to time. At 2 a.m., he would seize every opportunity to have breakfast. At 3 a.m., he would in afternoon conferences, participants would sometimes discover that he had taken the opportunity to catch up on the sleep he missed in the night. It never bothered him but his staffers - all clock people - were embarrassed because most of the folks present didn't know that the conference was falling in the middle of Art's third shift of the day. Not only are farmers not clock people, they are not even calendar people. They are season people, paced not by the clock or the calendar but by the season. It puts them on a path. that cannot be rushed, e.g. the wheat is planted when the time is right. That partly .explains why Governor Link could not be rushed into decisions. His farm pace proved invaluable when it came to the sudden push for energy development. During his that left the mined land in better shape than before it was disturbed. As chief administrator, he wanted to see orderly development of the energy west. However, underlying the paced decision-making process was Governor Link's determination to preserve the western countryside because it was home. That made it a sacred place not to be sacrificed to temporary economic demands. Space does not permit further documentation of Professor Jenkinson's characterization but his assessment was correct. Governor Link was the last of the real agrarians and North Dakota benefited from his agrarian style. (Lloyd Omdahl served as Director of Accounts and Purchases and State Budget Officer for 18 months in the Link administration.) Letter to the Editor - Governor Art Link Recently we lost a great friend of the people of North Dakota. Governor Link died at 91 years of age. There has never been a public servant of a more harvest and pure nature than Governor Link. In all the years that I knew and worked with Governor EarlythisweektheRedRiver Link, I never heard a mean had dropped more than three word or thought expressed feet from the last Wednesday against anyone. crest of 32.46 feet. Wouldn't it be wonderful But, continued rains in the today if all the radio talk hosts and political officials took on the pure and honest attitude of Governor Link. No more lies, dirty campaigning, twisted facts or other methods of deceiving the public. TV advertising even though Pomeroy has been continuing criticized for every vote he has taken. Meanwhile Editor Morgan of the Walsh County Record failed to mention that Speaking of fairness I GovernorHoevenhasflooded rememberacoupleweeksago the airways and TV stations when the editor of the Walshwith his many political ads County Record chastised even though no one has over U.S. Representative Earl come out of against him on Pomeroy for his radio and the media. A "worthwhile work Valley area were expected program" rather than to reverse the trend here another WPA, including and bring it back up by the a broad plan for highway weekend. construction, was urged For the third consecutive as a constructive after the year, the entire membership of 32 students of the Skjeberg Public Health war plan by Governor John Moses in an address at the Legion conventon in Grand Forks last week. The following item will be of interest to to the many friends of "Dick" Bechtel, Lutheran Sunday School, received perfect atenance awards at the close of the Sunday School year. (Trivia Answer: It's rolled over on its top.) I Brought to you by [ Pembina County l Health Department ,,, ,,, /// I1__ 1 Made by machinery-- filtered --safe-guarded in every process : Factories inspected by pure food experts and highly praised : Contented empioyes, of whom perfection is the pride: Such is WRIGEV'S -- the largest selling gum in the world. Helps appettteand digestion. ~. Kwe~ teeth cl~aa -- breath ~ The Flavor as June 1917, Drayton Echo i uff NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT o)~ t"II~ALTH