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THIS 1S.L'E 12 PAGES urtl x00,00untain 00tar VOLUME 52 ROLLA, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1940 NUMBER 9 Assign Serial Numbers To County Registrants PREP:LRE QUESTIONAIRES; ONE YEAR ENTLISTMENTS BEING PERMITTED Registration numbers for the 1,503 men between the ages of 21 and 36 Who have registered for one year of compulsory military service, have been assigned by the Rolette county local board. The list has been post- ed, and the Star is publishing the list as a public service. In the pub- lished list only the post office ad- dresses are given, and the official posted lists contain more informa- tion. Joseph Theophile Primeau of St. John was given serial number No. 1 in Rolette county. It should be understood that the serial number is something different from the or- der number. All the registration cards in the county were shuffled and then numbered consecutively. These are the serial numbers. The order numbers were drawn at 'a.hingtQn beginning Tuesday. Order No. 1 was serial No. 1'. In Rolette county serial No. 158 belongs to Howard Johanson, route one, Rolls This means he will be the first man called for service from Role county, provided he is not put in a deferred clas when the questionaires are returned and da.iflcation of the regisU'ant is completed. The holder of serial No. 159 in every other registration unit (mostly counties) in the United States is likewise the first man called in his registration unit. A total of 1,440 men registered in Rolette county on registration day. Fourteen more registered later, and there may be a few others yet to register. This made 1,454 total reg- istration in the county. Then 66 cards were sent from this county to other counties and states, the home addresses of the registrants. And 115 cards were sent to the Rolette county local board from boards in other counties and states. This left Republican Candidate Jack Patterson Candidate for governor on th Ropubliean ticket. Mr. Patterson's home is in Minot. He is one of the candidates scheduled to speak at a meeting at Rolette tomorrow, Friday, November 1, at 8 p. m., with William Langer, candidate for U. S. senator. new Ielephone System Changt O00er Comldcte Reclassification Act Kiddies' Balloon Day As Applied To County l In Roila On Saturday VOL'LD MAKE PROILBLE VERY iTHOUSANDS OF BALIA)NS WILL LARGE IN{'REASE IN COUNTY ] BE RELEASED AT THREE TAXES AT ONCE O'CIA)CK l On another page of this issue oft Next Saturday, November 2, should I the Star is an analysis of the proposed "Reclassification Act" as applied to Rolette county. The figures are taken from county records, and should be substantially correct. The figures show that until such time as a homestead exemption act may be nade into law, taxes would be increased in this county by $138,- 774.71, of which amount of increase farm lands would bear $70,750.82, city and village property would bear $23,537,04, a total of $94,287.86. Corporations and utilities, such as railroads, power commpanies, etc. would bear only $34,486.85 of the increase. In studying the tables to se jlst what effect this "R,-elassifieation Act" would have in the county, it should: of course be kept in mind that if the homestead exemption measure is ap- proved by tbe voters, the way is opened for the legislature to pass some sort of a homestead exemption law, which they might or might not do. It has been stated by some of the sponsors of these two measures that it would be reasonable to expect two to four years might elapse before REMOVING 0 L D EQUIPMENT; MANY NEW SUB,'RIBERS UNDER DIAL SYSTEM Rolla, St. John and Belcourt, to- gether with all the farm lines out reader should study the arguments t,,h - --,-n . _ --,^f the three towns are now joined on both sides of the question knd hone's, stemncan':noverltote attempt to reach the proper solution, .. Y. . "  " .... ----- for these measures are of the rarest new Olal phones was eompleteo ri-Ireaching importance, affecting the uay. l pocket book of every individual and Workmen now are busy complet-lthe functions of every school district ing installation of the approximately land other political sub-division in be a big day for children who come to Rotla, and adults will enjoy the fun, too. A new and novel stunt is to be staged by the Merchants' com- mittee of the Rolla Commercial club at 3 p.m. At that time 3.000 inflated bal- loons will be released on Main street. Inside 1,000 of these balloons will be small slips of paper, entitling holder to a free prize at the place of business indicated on each slip. Prizes will include ice cream cones, candy bars, toys, etc., with many !ickels also to be distributed. It's All Free All the youngster has to do, when he finds a balloon with a prize slip inside, is to go to the place of busi- ness and get his prize. Needless to say there is going to be much pop- ping of balloons and general excite- ment on Main street during the time from 3 until probably 4 p m. Adults are invited to see the fun, and the merchants' committee made it clear that this is not only for Rolla child- ren, but for any children from any and all neighboring communities. such an exemption law is passed, if Preparing for the stunt ts a real it is passed. The tax increase mea-I ob. First is the preparation o the sure, on the other hand, would go] rize slips, and the high school typ- into effect 30 days after election, g class kindly offered their services or December 5, 1940. for this. The girls of the Rolla Study The Other Side Club will meet at the city hall to- Sponsors of the homestead exemp-/night and tackle the job of blowing tlon as well as the reclassiflcation/uP 3,000 balloons. If they don't 'make enough progress, other help act, present certain points on behalf of the measures in an advertisement on another page of this issue. Every a net of 1.503 county registrants on130 new subscribers who have sub-lthe state. Tuesday. Of those registered in thiaiscribed for phones to take advantage{ The Farmers Union in presentin County 475 are of Indian blood andio f the new system. The old switch-ltheir ideas noint'out the f,'t th 1,028 white. A.s other ca rus and other equipment used un-thomestead e'xemptien act "if pa:sed celvea or as others register .locallY, tder the old system is being removed !after a few years, would' stop fore- their names will be reporteo fom Rolla closures on he i " " i ' "  m for those who own Permit Enlistments ] While the rural lines have all been itheir own homes and live on them, It is possible for men who haveleut-over to the new system, members t either in towns or on the farms. registered to enlist voluntarily, in',of some of these lines are busy re-! They also state in their advertise- 'pairing their lines before cold weath-ment that the increase in the taxable er sets in. Under the dial hook-up!base does not mean an increase in all telephone subscribers in these taxes unless the school, township, three towns, and on rural lines, are county and city officials vote that able to call any other subscriber in lpresent tax income is insufficient. In case they want to get their year's service out of the way and not wait to be drafted. Those interested in getting in service at once should Reglstron List As a service to ita readers, the Star is publishing the complete list of Rolette county registrants, together with their serial numbers. The master list of order numbers as drawn at Washington on Tues- day will be published if such Is practicable. By applying the order number list to the serial number the system without toll charge. ] Collection Office I Since the eli m4nation of the local central office arrangements have been made for Rolla subscribers to: pay their monthly bills at .the E. B. t Mennie land office in the old bank building, hack of the John A. Stor- men offices. Miss Flora McKay will l be in charge of this collection work list, any reader may figure out the i there. order in which the men are called] for service, subject to classiflca- William Mockel, local telephone lion as to deferment, manager, asks subscribers to remem- ber that there is now no operator in i . .......... X Rolla on duty all the time to answer apply for terms at me lOCal ooara'sl __,is _ ......... " ella l ca spout me train nres ann otHer office in the court house at R "1o--1 ....... ' ...... ca matters when "u" Is ulaieu If accepted for enlistment the man's fo r ..... " ....... -- i operator the call goes tnrougn name will be stricken off tHe resin- t ...... ' ...... ........... i o zevns LaKe WHO Knows notHing iration list. It is unuerstoou tna about u-" " ...... .. -  s cn local matters SUCH cans each county will be given credit for tie ..... -- .......... up the tOil lines to Devils LaKe these VOluntary enlistments when me I interferin wi ..... ' g tn service ]remen county draft quota is announced, lar e asked not t .... --" - "- O Call O wHen the Several inquiries about voluntary en- . . " . . sren rings t)ut to report at the fire listments have been receiveo. Marr-  .... '_ . nail for outy Insteau ted or divorced men will not be accepted for enlistment in any branch of the service, it was stated. The local board is now busy pre- paring to send out questionaires to be filled out by registrants. Classifi- cation work will start after the ques- tionaires are returned. Each county has an advisory board to assist reg-[ istrants in filling out the question- i aires Governor Moses has appointed i the Rolette county advisory board to include County Judge C. M. Coghlan, ! chairman, John A. Stormon and John B. Hart, attorneys. It is probable that other names will be added to this committee, but they were not available in time for this week's Star Governor Moses also has named an appeal agent for each local board. Chas. A..Verret, Rolla attorney, Is the appeal agent in Rolette county His duties are to "protect the in- terests of registrants and dependents (Continued on page four) The telephone company maintains a business office phone and. those who desire help or instruction about using their dial phones may call that number as listed in the directory. Organize Boys' Club In Rolla; Want 18 Members Under the leadership of Stuart A. Parvin, a boys' club has been organ- ized in Rolls. This is a community project and in no way connected with the church of which he is pas- tor. Any boys between the ages of 13 to 17 will be welcomed. There is to be a limit of 18 members. The club has come out of the need for such young men. Tbe group is called the H. B. C. Boys' Club of Rolla and they are interested in hiking, building and collecting. Last ThurSday a hike was conducted around Lake Upsilon. This Friday they are having a Hallo- we'en party to which all are invited. This club fills a long felt need in Rolla, is under the leadership of a man trained for such work, and is deserving of the full support of the community. Pioneer Has Harvested ! I 58 Consecutive Crops I (Continued on page four) Nels H. Fagerlund, of Mt. Pleasant township, who celebrated his 78th birthday. Oct. 25, has planted and harvested 55 consecutive crops in Rolette county. This is a literal statemmt for Mr. Faerlund. in spite of his age. still rides the tractor, and was right on the job assisting with the actual harvesting of this year's crop. He first came to Currie township in the spring of 1883, farm- ing frst on Willow creek, and later coming to this community. His birthday was really celei)rated last Sunday, when a family gathering was held at the home southeast of Rolla. Those present to enjoy the dinner, feature of which was a birth- day cake, and spend the afternoon included Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Daniel- ! son of Knox. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver J" I[{ Fagerlund and family, Norman and Robert Fagerlund. Mr. and Mrs. Thee. B. Fagerlund and family, Mr. and FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, who Mrs. John McCulloch and family, seeking a third term as president. Mrs. Carolina Fagerlund of Rolla and elected the third-term precedent, Julius Hjelstrom of Pleasant Lake. as old as the nation, will be broken. will be enlisted. Motorists are warned to drive care- fully during the stunt. Children will be running all over the land- scape chasing balloons, and great care should be exercised to avoid accidents. Extra policemen will be on hand to assist in directing traffic, but it is up to the motorists them- selves to assure an accident-free fun- est in Rolls Saturday afternoon. Carnival Succtus Supt. C. J. Gludt told the Com- mercial club Monday night that the annual school carnival held recently, was a success, and that a moderate sum of money would be available for further improvement of the ath- etic and recreational field. He said :he school greatly appreciated the }atronage extended the carnival, and e thanked especially the business :veople who contributed merchandise 'and helped in other ways. Presidential Election Expected To Bring Out Large Vote Next Tuesday, November 5 ' A record vote is predicted for the entire country when voters go to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 5, be- cause of the red hot presidential campaign. In Rolette county there are very few county contests, but It appears probable this will be off- set by unusual interest in the state and presidential races, so that a good vote will be polled. Polls will be open continuously from 9 a. m. until 7 p. m., in all precincts of the county. Voters will be given three ballots. One contains the three measures, one is the county no-party ballot and the third is the "general election ballot" for national, state and legislative candidates. Every name to appear on a ballot, and the full text of the three measures will be found on another page of this issue of the Star. Measures Important The ballot carrying the measures is not long this time, but it contains measures of tremendous importance, affecting the whole tax structttre of the state. Interest centers on the first two measures on the ballot, as they are the important ones. The first is a constitutional amend- ment. It would not enact any leg- islation in itself, but would merely amend the constitution to permit fu- ture possible enactment by the legis- lature, or by the people, of a gradu- ated land tax and homestead exemp- tion measure. The second measure is an initiated act which would, if approved next Tuesday, make effective in 30 days a law re-classifying property for pur- poses of taxation This measure has been given wide publicity, as has the first one. These first two measures are of vital interest to every tax- payer in the state, to every township, county, school district, and voter will do well to really know whai they are doing when they vote on these. General BaUot The "general election ballot" ha the names of presidential electors U. S. senators and representative in congress, candidates for state off- ice and for posts in the state legis- lature. This is a simple ballot, with :he endorsed party slates in separate columns and individual candidates iv "Individual" columns. William Lemke and Jasper Has. land for U. S. senator; Thomas Hal and John Omland for repreaentative in national congress, and Conrad C Johrtson for public service commis. stoner, all will be listed in "Individ- ual" columns The "No-Party Ballot" carries th{ names of candidates for Judge el the supreme court, Judge of the dis trict court, state superintendent el )ublic instruction and state tax com- missioner, as well as candidates fol all county offices i TO THE VOTEI! The Star is the only paper run- ning for Official Newspaper this year, as no other paper filed in the primary election last June The fact that the Star's name is the only one which will appear on the ballot this year does not mean that we do not want your vote. We greatly appreciate the support which has been given us in past elections and respectfully solicit your vote and support at the elec- tion, November 5. -- J. F. MOT'F, PUBLISHER. Is Seeking Re-election Governor Moses North Dakota's Democratic gover- nor is a candidate for re-election at the general election next Tuesday. Governor Moses is serving his first term. He defeated John N. Hagan, Republican, in the 1938 election. Commercial Club Has Meeting Monday Night SPEAKING AND BUSINESS FEA- TURED; NO MEETING ON ARMISTICE DAY A variety of community affairs were discussed at the regular meet- ing of the Rolla Commercial club at the Community church basement i Monday evening, and the guest speak- er was John H. Holst of Washington, D. C., who is in charge of the en- rollment work at the Turtle Moun- tain Indian reservation. Mr. Holst gave some highly in- teresting facts about the Indian sit- uation in various parts of the coun- try, comparing such conditions to those existing on the Turtle Moun- tain reservation. He pointed out that there art members of he Turtle Mountain tribe of Chippewas in 22 states, about 1,000 being in Montana alone. It is expected that the en- rollment now under way will bring quite a large increase to the official tribal roll. " Look Forward To Christmas Plans for activities of the' Christ- mas season were given an extensive discussion Monday night. President Warren Munro appointed a committee to have charge o.f the general com- munity activity, to decide what form that activity should take this year, and prepare for it. This committee includes William Mockel, chairman, Bert Bateson, C. J. Gludt, Jas. S. I i Lewis, Rev. Stuart A. Parvin and 'Albert Sobolik. The committee working on a plan for decoration of the business places and streets also is making progress, and it was decided to have a special committee promote home decorations with cash prizes totaling $15 to be awarded for residence decorations. This committee includes J. F. Mott, Rev. Stuart A. Parvin and Mrs. W. M. Elliott. The merchants' committee report- ed that plans would be made to have some kind of a "Santa Claus Day" to open the Christmas shopping season in Rolls, probably early in December. The exact nature of this event will be announced later The summer celebration committee l reported, through its secretary and treasurer, A. W. Poyzer, that the celebration was a financial success. A detailed report was read. The club decided to eliminate the meeting Armistice evening, because of other activities over that weekend Dunselth (lnic The second clinic will be held at Dunseith, Wednesday, Nov. 6,-from 9 a. m., to 12 noon, for the benefit of those who wish to receive their second inoculation for diphtheria or i vaccination against "smallpox. This clinic will also be open for those who wish to receive a first dose. The usual small fee of 25 will be charg- ed. Notice To Farmers The county agent calls attention of farmers who might plan to come to Rolla next Tuesday in connection with grain loans, to the fact that it is election day and both the court house and bank will be closed. VolI, ers Will C h,0000)se Two of These Men To Head HENRY A. WALLACE, secretary WENDELL WILLKIE, nominated of agriculture, Democratic candidate hy Republicans as candidate for pres- for vice-president, Roosevelt's run- ident. He is covering entire nation ning mate in the general election, lin a vigorous campaign for president. Government CHARLES McNARY, U. S. senator arid veteran worker for agricultural legislation is the candidate for vice- president on the Republican ticket. RoHa Football Team Wins Regional Title ADVANCE TO THE STATE SEMIs FINAleS; CANCEL FRIDAY l)ITrTE GAME Rolla high school's six-man foot- ball team defeated Pembina 44 to 30 in the regional play-off at Langdoa on Tuesday and will meet KindrecI next Monday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p. m., for sectional honors and to decide who will represent eastern North' Dakota against the western section for the state six-man football champ- ionship. This important semi-final game next Monday will be played at Car- rington, it was announced yesterday. It is probable that many will follow" the team, as this bid for state honors in the first year of six-man football in Rolla has attracted favorable at- tention to the school and city. In defeating Pembina for regional honors, the Rolla team played with- out the services of Doug Penny, stellar back, who was injured in the Postpone Itolette Game Because Rolls has a chance to play in the state semi-finals, and must play this game on Monday, the game against Rolette sched- uled for Rolls on Friday, has been postponed. Rolls has been play- ing two games a week and if the team is to have any real chance to go further in the state race, this cannot be Continued. If Rolls loses to Kindred next Monday, an attempt will be made to play the Rolette game here soon. Starkweather game Ray Crosby, reserve, also injured In the Stark- weather game, spent several days in the hospital when blood-poisoning affected an injured leg. Both boys are coming along fine, but seem lost to the team for the rest of the season. Shift Line-Up Coach Bordsen shifted Mourn into Penny's half position and put Duane Crosby into Moum's fullback spot in Tuesday's game, and both performed in great style. In fact the whole team responded to the bad luck of injuries by really going to town against Pembina. Gooselaw, quar- terback, did some phenominal block- ing. JolHffe, Hamley and McDoug- all started in the line and played most of the game in their regular positions. Wheeler, Grau and Jun- tunen, the only substitutes Rolla had at Langdon, all were used liberally. Checked in their running attack by a strong Pembina defense, Rolla took to the air to win at Langdon. The longest single gain by rushing was 10 yards, and although Rolls did score touchdowns with running plays, it was steady plugging that did it, not any long break-away runs. Rolla scored early in the first per- iod on a pass by Mourn to Crosby, but missed the conversion. Pembin came back to score a touchdown on running plays but lost the conversion kick when the referee disallowed it because the kicker threw his head- gear down before kicking. Rolla then came through with two more touchdowns and had the situ- ation pretty well in hand from then on. The score was 19 to 6 for Rolls at the half. Rolla scored seven touchdowns, but converted only twice, once on a pass to Jolliffe and once on a pass to McDougall. Moum, Rolla's powerful back, led the Rolla scoring with 24 points to his credit. McDougall, end, scored 13 points, Crosby six and Jolliffe one. The game was marred by one acci- dent, a Pembina player breaking his collar bone. Eddie Mongeon First Local Flyer To Solo Eddie Mongeon, Rolia business man, was the first member of the Rolla Flying Club starting training this fall to take his solo flight. Hav- ing completed the minimum of eight hours training with Bruce Wright, instructor, Eddie took the plunge Saturday and came off with honors. "Yes, it was a real thrill to take her up and set her down alone for the first time," he said. "It is really easier to land alone than with the instructor in the front seat," he ex- i platned. A short turn around the i field constituted the solo flight. From i now on his flying will all be solo, i except when the instructor goes up with him for checking. After 35 hours he can apply for a private li- cense. Karl Theel is next in line for his solo and would have taken it Sun- day, but a strong wind was blowing all day, so Karl's solo was postponed. Each student flyer practices landings with his instructor for at least 50 times before going it alone. Store-Holiday hedule At a meeting of the merchants' committee of the Commercial Club, and other merchants, held Wednes- day, a complete schedule of store holidays and store closing hours was unanimously adopted. This schedule as approved, appears in another col- umn, and many will wish to clip it for future reference. lhlnseith Bazaar The Catholic Ladies of Dunseith will hold a chicken supper and ba- zaar, Sunday, Nov. 3, at tbe city hall in Dunseith. Serving will start at 5 p. m., and the public is invited to attend. mmm lll mml l II