It Happened in Bismarck - August
The residence of Banker Clarence B. Little is now being wired for the electric light system. Other residences about town will also use the incandescent system.
Tomorrow evening at the shooting park east of the baseball field will occur the regular weekly shoot of the Bismarck Gun Club and the Bismarck Ladies' Gun Club. Each is arousing more than usual interest and all are invited to witness the competition.
Jacob Horner of Bismarck and Chief White Bull of Little Eagle, S.D., both survivors of Custer's ill-famed Little Big Horn campaign of June, 1876, have been invited to participate in Robert L. Ripley's "Believe It or Not" radio program over the NBC Network.
The Bismarck city commission approved preliminary sketches last night of a new four-lane access highway into the city from the north which will connect with Interstate Highway 94 when construction begins in 1964
The county commissioners received the local option petitions yesterday. There were 527 names on them, and the commissioners will examine them carefully to see if all are legal voters. If so the matter will go on the November ballot.
The main hall of the courthouse was the scene of a fight yesterday between County Treasurer Carl Kositzky and Ed Patterson, chairman of the County Commissioners. Though he was knocked down by several blows, Patterson maintained he was absolutely unhurt.
A. J. Gerlach, chief of the State Regulatory Department, instructed his inspectors today to stop all trucks of licensed beer wholesalers to see that beer is properly stamped. He said 113 North Dakota beer wholesalers are handling the products of 33 breweries---all located in other states.
The annual convention of the North American Association of Alcoholism Programs will be held in Bismarck in October. It will mark the first time North Dakota has hosted the conference and is also the first time it was held outside a major metropolitan area.
The authorities have inaugurated a thorough investigation of the alleys in the city of Bismarck. Noxious weeds, manure, tin cans and other nuisances must go. It is time for reform.
Today was held the funeral of William E. Butler, longtime Bismarck photographer, the services being held in the Masonic Temple. The remains were shipped to Farmington, Minnesota, the former home of the family.
Valentine Roth, 31-year-old window washer at the capitol, died at his home in Bismarck today, of a pulmonary embolism. He was employed at the capitol building during its construction and had been window washer there ever since.
Bismarck's civic and business leaders will meet with Lewis Dymond, new president of Frontier Airlines, at the Gourmet House today. Dymond will present his company's new service philosophy to communities in Montana and North Dakota.
James Keenan, the well known accountant and chief clerk of the Power Line, returned from the South yesterday to resume his duties at the river. He visited New Orleans and reports a boom in the land of the lost cause.
The work of taking the religious census of this city is being done under the supervision of Mrs. Tousley, who is secretary of the Home and Visitation Department of the State Sunday School Association. The plan is to determine the religious preference of each resident of the city.
Officials of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana were conferring at Bismarck in the Patterson Hotel on various new developments. These include the adoption of a new uniform for filling station dealers as well as a number of new accessories.
A new sign marks the Bismarck Tribune building at Fourth and Thayer. The 850-pound plastic sign replaces one which has been in use since 1938 and requires much less electricity to light up.
John Mattice, who drives Logan's delivery wagon, narrow escaped death at the Third Street crossing of the railroad. Just as he reached the track an engineer backed the freight cars and before Mattice could get out of the way the wagon was smashed to splinters between the colliding cars.
The Dakota Coal Products Co. has decided to move its offices from New Salem to Bismarck where they will be located in the basement of the City National Bank, corner Main and Fourth.
More than 5,500 hungry Missouri Slopers gobbled up 5,600 barbecued beef sandwiches yesterday and the Bismarck Junior Association of Commerce staged its first Barbecue Bargain Day. Also consumed were 500 gallons of various beverages.
Faster commercial air service between Bismarck and Denver, with utilization of pressurized-cabin flying equipment will be inaugurated September 4. The new aircraft will be 44-passenger Convair 340 planes which will reduce the flying time by an hour.
The incandescent lights are being improved and will give perfect satisfaction as soon as the machinery is placed in good working order. Larger pulleys are necessary to give the dynamo the requisite number of revolutions.
James Wallace, the old pioneer harness-maker, has been enjoying business at his new location, 112 Fifth Street. He has been engaged in the harness repair work for twenty-seven years, most of it at Bismarck.
Wetter weather has eased the task of the Bismarck Waterworks pumping station on the Missouri River west of the city. It has pumped nearly 30,000 gallons less water during the first six months of 1937 than it did in the same period of 1936.
A buckskin-clad horseman galloped over the Capitol lawn today, headed for Williston, 240 miles away. He will carry a message from Gov. William L. Guy to kick off Williston's 75th anniversary celebration.
The red flash which is briefly observable on the streets of late is not produced by electrical agencies, as has been supposed. Austin has a new buggy with vivid red wheels. That's all.
Capital City people had considerable difficulty in recognizing J. W. Bull, the pioneer real estate dealer. While absent from the city he had his beard shaved off, and he says it is the first time in fifty years that he has been separated his hirsute appendage.
A controversy within the Grand Forks city commission relating to police laxity in enforcing portions of the liquor ordinance, took on expanded significance last night when it was claimed the local rules were being treated no differently than those of the city of Bismarck.
Nine young musicians from the Bismarck area are members of the International Music Camp European Tour band which will play a concert here next Sunday. It is made up of 70 select students from eight Upper Midwest states.
The whereabouts of ex-City Treasurer George E. Reed are now the subject of much interesting comments. Now he seems to have stopped at some point between Aberdeen and Bismarck. We expect to see him in a few days, if not today.
Mms. Harriet Labadie, a noted interpreter of plays, has come to Bismarck in aid of the Civic Improvement League and will give a dramatic interpretation of "Tomorrow," a new play of vital interest on the subject of Eugenics.
Temperatures mounted rapidly in North Dakota over the weekend with Weather Bureau forecasts holding little hope for relief. It was 87 in Bismarck at noon with the mercury rising.
Grand opening of the new Skogmo Department Store in Mandan is slated for Thursday with a ten-day sale launching the new venture. It will occupy the old Cummins Company quarters at 200 Main Avenue West.
J. A. Bates of this county announces that if capitalists will furnish the money he will erect and operate a starch factory in Bismarck and guarantee it 5rto be a profitable investment.
Amos Robidou, one of Bismarck's pioneer residents and owner of considerable property on the south side, was taken suddenly ill with heart trouble and died at his home this afternoon. He moved here from Sauk Centre, Minnesota, in 1878.
Problems encountered by retail business men will be discussed at a conference in the Bismarck Association of Commerce, August 28, with H. P. Goddard, association secretary in charge of arrangements. F. E. Sperling of St. Paul will outline better sales methods for stores.
Cast members of the "Custer Drama" at Fort Lincoln State Park picketed the North Dakota Capitol today in an effort to spark lagging ticket sales. Unless more local residents attend the outdoor show, it will have to fold next week.
The first pipe laid on the Bismarck water works was lowered yesterday on Rosser Street, in McKenzie & Coffin's Addition. Thirty-five men are now at work ditching and laying pipe and there is work for sixty-five more.
Henry Tatley announces the construction of a four story addition to the Grand Pacific Hotel on the corner of Broadway and Fourth Street. It will be completed this fall and will give the business 140 rooms. The cost is about $150,000.
Whether Bismarck householders will consent to having a gong rung in their ears at odd moments of the day in return for what may be more efficient police protection is being considered by the city fathers. Six call boxes would be scattered about the city to summon police by ringing a loud gong.
An intensive ticket drive for the American Legion Little World Series beginning August 28, is currently under way in Bismarck and the surrounding area. The baseball classic matches eight regional champions from throughout the country.
Walter Breen, the newly elected Treasurer of the Pioneer Hose Company, is the happy father of a bouncing baby which from the nature of its sex will never be a fireman.
One of the latest changes in business circles occurred when Jack Lyons moved his restaurant from the Hougland Building on east Main to the Weeks Building on Fifth Street. He can now serve the public to a better advantage than ever.
A team of boys representing the Bismarck Park Board's junior high school baseball squad will journey to Wilton Thursday to meet a similarly-aged team of Wilton youngsters in a return engagement. The local team is coached by C. W. Leifur, city recreation chief.
Low bids totaling over $250,000 were opened by the Bismarck Library Board this week and Andrew Hansen, City Librarian, said that contracts would be signed before the week was out. Work will start shortly with completion set for May 18, 1963.
Dr. W. A. Burleigh of Miles City, who for two terms did Dakota honor in the halls of Congress and for whom Burleigh County was named, arrived in the city yesterday. The "doctor" is one of the ablest lawyers in the Northwest and as fine an artist in sarcasm as ever scathed a foe.
Virginia Butler, Mrs. William E. Butler, has reopened the Butler photo studio which has been closed since her husband's death. She is now equipped to provide the best service in taking portraits in the homes of her clients.
The complicated problem that relief is---its human tragedy, its legal complexity and its burden---is now being emphasized by the removal proceedings against a number of non-resident indigent families living in Burleigh County.
The price of regular gasoline at filling stations here today was running at 32.9 cents per gallon with premium prices at 36.9.
Loud complaint is made that numerous sportsmen are violating the game laws, and it is said that the offenders in too many instances are members of one or the other of the gun clubs.
Landlord Ed Patterson has been making some extensive improvements in the McKenzie Dairy Lunch room, including an enlarged floor space and a new terrazzo floor. When completed the room will be quite commodious.
Caught stealing corn in a Bismarck farmer's field, two thieves were brought into Sheriff Fred Anstrom's office today. They were released when the farmer showed consideration the thieves lacked and refused to press charges against the men.
A 16-year-old youth who broke out of the State Industrial School a week ago and leaped to freedom from the top of the new addition on the Burleigh County Courthouse was back in custody again today. He was arrested in a parked car Sunday morning.
Barnet Israel of the Jewish settlement at Painted Woods, proved up on his five year homestead. He was allowed the time he was kept off the claim by the antagonistic colored gentleman in 1883, who thought he had some claim to the same tract.
Oliver M. Kelso, the inventor of a patent poison bottle, has moved his family to Bismarck from New England, N.D. The invention provides a bottle and stopper which is equipped with arms which are expanded when the stopper is removed.
Stopping suddenly on Memorial Bridge when the car ahead ran out of gas, an auto driven by H. W. Griffith was rammed by the car immediately behind it, driven by Paul Willman, Jr. Elmer Hanson of Minneapolis drove the vehicle which ran out of gas.
Speaking in favor of a four-story 300-car parking ramp on the Northern Pacific Plaza, parking lot operator M. B. Sandison noted that "downtown Bismarck must provide sufficient parking if it is to prosper and compete with shopping centers."
A good audience assembled at the Presbyterian Church last evening to her the renowned Philip Phillips sing his journey around the world; both song and description being illustrated by beautiful panoramic pictures thrown upon a canvas 20 feet square.
A unique demonstration will be given in the Bijou Theatre tomorrow night by the B. F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, to familiarize motorists with the methods employed in collecting and manufacturing rubber for automobile tires.
Sixteen women's softball teams will open play in the First Missouri Slope Women's Softball Tournament here Sunday at 9 a.m., with the winner to be named before sundown. All games will be played at the new four-diamond field three blocks north of Hughes Field.
For the weekend, Sundahl's Jack and Jill Food Market on West Broadway offered Swift's Premium Beef Roads at 45 cents a pound and ground beef, "Bismarck's Finest," three pounds for $1.39.
Lawyer Byrne of Columbus, Ohio, owner of the old Hayes Farm, expects ten bushels per acre of wheat this year. He thinks he knows what is required to guard against a short crop.
New plans for the City Auditorium drawn by Bismarck architect Arthur Van Horn have proved considerably less expensive than those of Reed & Stem of Minneapolis in terms of material costs, coming in much less than the original estimate of $85,000.
Not content with broiling Bismarck and the vicinity with 100-degree temperatures over the weekend, Mother Nature added the lash of raging wind that caused considerable damage to vegetation. The storm lasted seven minutes and left 0.43 of an inch of rain.
Burleigh County Justice Gerald Glaser has ruled that state law prohibits sale of aspirin tablets ass well as other drugs, through vending machines and found Robert Fink, local cafe operator, guilty of violating that law.
Eber H. Bly left for Alaska yesterday and will be absent seven weeks. He goes for pleasure and the improvement of his health. The water works building will continue during his absence.
Frank Lincoln Watkins, a Methodist minister employed by the North Dakota Enforcement League has proved highly skilled in gathering the evidence that is ridding Burleigh County and Bismarck of the "blind pig nuisance."
Bismarck's new "home-made" street flusher was to get---or to give, strictly speaking---its baptism on the city's streets today. The black-and-silver truck, with a 1600 gallon tank, powerful suction pump and three spray heads, was inspected and approved by the commission last night.
"Kidnapping" of the Governor this week by the cast of the "Custer Drama" raised a question here as to just what security measures are provided for the official family. Mrs. Guy says they rely on the State Highway Patrol to provide such protection as they require.
Cheap Jake, the invincible of Fourth Street, says he can defy all competitors and place before the people of the Missouri Slope the finest line of furniture and second hand goods as can be obtained west of St. Paul.
Since the twine plant was established at the North Dakota State Prison in 1900 this factory has turned out approximately 25,000,000 pounds of binder twine. As a conservative estimate, the farmers of North Dakota use 20,000,000 pounds of twine annually.
Expansion of the Fleck automobile enterprises of Bismarck was announced as Jack A. Fleck, manager of the Fleck Motor Sales, Inc., reported purchase of an interest in the Mitchell Chevrolet of Fargo. Fleck will become active manager on September 1.
Midway Lanes, Inc., located between Bismarck and Mandan on U.S. 10, held its grand opening this week-end. The structure is an Inland Steel building and is equipped with Brunswick Gold Crown bowling lanes.
At yesterday's meeting of the county commissioners a resolution was adopted which provides that subpoenas be issued for all persons receiving aid from the county and that the Sheriff is to see that app appear before the board for examination.
In what amounted to a straw vote on the question of how much to spend on the new City Auditorium, Bismarck voters chose to adopt a new set of plans which would produce a building costing less than $85,000.
Drunkenness and traffic ordinance violations continued as the most frequently-occurring offenses in Bismarck during the year ending June 3, according to the Police Department's annual report. 276 inebriated persons were arrested during that time.
Math Dahl, Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor, is campaigning against an effort to legalize sale of whole fish flour, which he describes as "being made from the eyes, scales, fins, intestines---and the Lord only knows what else---of scrub fish."
W. H. Stimpson, the Main Street fruiterer, received last night the largest shipment of fruit ever sent from Portland, Oregon, to Bismarck and is prepared to sell at bed rock prices the freshest and most luscious products of the Pacific orchards and vineyards.
One of the most interesting features of the Second Annual North Dakota Industrial Exposition to be held in Bismarck October 1 to 13, will be a historical pageant which will be presented on Old Settlers' Day, October 9.
The best women's softball team in Bismarck is the Triangle Ten, which finished tops in the league standings and went to the finals of the women's tournament.
Proposals for a permanent state board of educational television was discussed at a meeting of the North Dakota Educational TV Council recently. A bill with this aim will probably be introduced into the legislature during the 1963 session.
The Northern Pacific Railroad Company have been busy driving piles and strengthening the culverts along the road between the city and the bridge. This move was suggested by what seems to be the epidemic of disasters now reported around the country in consequence of defective culverts and bridges.
Relative to the to the automobile tour which is being planned by the commercial and automobile clubs through the western part of the state, the cars will leave the Bismarck Commercial Club at 6 a.m. Monday morning, weather permitting.
Nuisance abatement proceedings against the Northern Hide and Fur Company's rendering plant east of Bismarck were begun by the state of North Dakota Friday. Complaints were received from county health and state penitentiary officials.
"Bismarck is now less than eight hours away from any major city in the United States," according to Harold Vavra, State Aeronautics Commission director. "Air service out of Bismarck is second to none for a city of its size."
The alarm of fire yesterday morning was caused by the explosion of an oil stove over the flour and feed store of P. F. Malone on Sixth Street. The department was on the spot promptly, but its services were not needed.
After three days of demoralized train service on the Northern Pacific railway Bismarck is once again connected with the eastern and western states and all passenger trains are now running on scheduled time.
Leo Jaszkowiak, 32, drowned today while swimming in the artificial lake near his father's home northwest of the municipal golf course. The body was not recovered until the evening.
Gerald P. Nye, one-time U.S. Senator from North Dakota, arose from the grave in which a magazine article prematurely buried him and gave notice today that---"he is alive and kicking." Nye served in Congress from 1925 to 1945.
The grader which was throwing the dirt just southeast of the Penitentiary last week has been removed to a point near Apple Creek, where it is now doing good work.
The organization of Bismarck Business College is now complete and the Secretary of State has issued its official charter. Incorporators are S. A. Danford, A. L. Shute and J. M. Taylor of Bismarck and others from Jamestown, Dickinson and Ashley.
As might be expected, the biggest thrill for the largest number of Boy Scouts who attended the National Jamboree in Washington this summer was to travel 90 miles an hour behind a streamlined locomotive.
The first triplets in the history of either local hospital were born fifteen years ago tomorrow at the Bismarck Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell of McIntosh, South Dakota. Today they are "doing fine" and still living on the family farm.
The steamer Terry is due from above with her third cargo of wool. She will arrive in four days with a total of 2,600 bales, of 780,000 pounds, nearly as much as any other station on the Northern Pacific has received during a whole season.
The schedule for the Get Acquainted Tour of the Bismarck Commercial Club has been released. Eight autos and twenty occupants will leave here August 26, overnight at Dickinson and go south and east via Mott and Flasher, returning to Bismarck on August 28 at supper time.
Additional petitions signed by 176 Bismarck residents protesting "the horrible stench and small that comes from the rendering plant located east of Bismarck" were presented to the county commission yesterday. Most signers live east of Eighth Street.
West Allis, Wisconsin, a baseball team that rose from an opening day defeat to reel off five straight victories, will represent Region 6 in the American Legion's Little World Series in Bismarck starting Tuesday. They defeated St. Paul, Minn., 12-5.
The railroad commissioners held another session yesterday and left last evening for a tour of inspection of the Manitoba System. Commissioners of Immigration McClure accompanies them, and Governor Church has also been invited.
Artist John Baer of Beach was a Tribune visitor today. Baer designs the attractive cover pages of the Jim Jam Jems magazines, and he has won fame for this and many other efforts.
By the end of this week, most of the piercing train whistles that have interrupted more than one telephone conversation is Bismarck will be no more than an echo. By agreement between the city and Northern Pacific whistles will blast only in emergencies.
Maynard Peterson is the new manager of Pete's Rusco Service, which he plans to operated out of his home at 610 Twenty-second Street. He will handle sales of Rusco windows and doors and Hastings awnings in this area.
Ex-Mayor Justus Bragg arrived yesterday from Minneapolis to visit his former home. In fact he is not sure but Bismarck will be his home in the future as it was in the past.
A. W. Lucas & Co.'s Department Store in Bismarck is expecting the biggest business rush this fall it has ever experienced in history. The present stock of goods is being fast disposed of at some very low prices.
While Bismarck had $76,050 in Public Works Administration grant money lined up to finance a city paving improvement program, there is no immediate prospect of getting the money. Part of the work was to widen some narrow streets and most property owners refused to give up the necessary land.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Jack Kralick threw a no-hit, no-run game against the Kansas City Athletics in an American League thriller in the Twin Cities Sunday. He gave up only one walk; the Twins won, 1-0.
The Devil's Auction theatrical company will appear at the Atheneum Monday, September 5. They carry somewhere about fifty people, and give the finest spectacular play on the road.
Residents of Bismarck have received mail from the general delivery window on Sundays for the last time as the local office has received instructions from the Postmaster General that the office should be closed all day on Sundays.
Seventeen ministers of the Bismarck district of the Evangelical Church will hold a convention here beginning Tuesday and continuing through Sunday, September 5. General theme is "Farther With Christ," the national call of the Evangelical Church.
The Bismarck City Commission wasn't kidding when it ordered weeds cut in the Capital City recently. Notices went out to 244 property owners who, according to Vince Kavaney, are "cooperating wonderfully"---for the most part.
J. B. Baker died at the Insane Hospital at Jamestown Sunday. Nearly everybody in Bismarck will recall "Pop" Baker, as he was familiarly called. He ran the City Bottling Works and prospered until suddenly his mind became deranged.
Southern Pacific detectives at San Francisco are seeking to connect Wells Lounsberry, who grew up in Bismarck, with several train robberies which occurred in Oregon during June 1911.
Bicycle licenses required under a new city ordinance are now available at the Police station, Chief of Police W. A. Ebeling announced Saturday. Cyclers caught without licenses may be fined up to $100, the ordinance provides.
The Dakota Zoo, which appeared to be well on the way after last year's successful start, is in financial difficulty. Officials had thought local service clubs would alternate in providing workers each summer, but admitted "apparently we were wrong."
The Dakota Ruralist is a new agricultural venture of which ex-Speaker Crose of the last legislature is the editor, and J. C. McManima of the Pierre Free Press, the manager. It has a prosperous look about it.
Bismarck's new, modern and up-to-date hotel, the Grand Pacific, is being fast rushed to completion by a large force of workmen and it is expected to be opened to the traveling public b y October 1 at the latest.
Between 500 and 600 Elks and their families and friends thronged the picnic grounds at the grove on Apple Creek near Menoken today for that lodge's annual get-together. Proceeds will be used to equip a gymnasium within the contemplated new Elks Building.
The city commission has signed a lease with the Northern Pacific Railway Co. providing for the use of the N.P. Plaza parking lot for the next five years, at a cost of $5,000 per year plus 35 percent of receipts over $14,200.
The magnificent pair of elk antlers which measured over twelve feet from tip to tip, and which attracted so much attention at the depot last evening, were being shipped by Alex. McKenzie to E. O. Faulkner, of Grafton.
Mrs. A. B. Welch, proprietor of The Famous, the ladies' furnishings store, has returned from the East where she has been purchasing a large stock of ladies' ready-to-wear fall and winter goods.
Frank Yeater, Bismarck policeman "fired" last week by Police Chief Ebeling, complained to the city commission which restored him to duty, pending the return of Police Commissioner E. B. Klein.
Construction of the R. M. Heskett Station---Unit No. 2, north of Mandan, is expected to be completed early next spring. The new 66,000-kilowatt development of the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is expected to cost $10,500,000.
Farmer Andrews of Cromwell, northeast of town, will move his family into town this week for the purpose of sending his girl to school. They will occupy one of Finlay Dunn's houses on Fourth Street.
The Bismarck Business College opens for the fall term on Monday, September 2. Prof. LeRoy S. Crane of Mankato, Minnesota, will be in charge as principal and will also teach bookkeeping and commercial subjects.
Seven Bismarck schools and two sites in Mandan will be used as centers for distributing the Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine to the general public on Sunday, September 16. Each will be used as "clinics-for-a-day."