It Happened in Bismarck - November
The improvement of street crossings now being made under the supervision of Street Commissioner Stewart is eliciting words of approval from the people. A little grading on Main Street would not be amiss.
Wednesday evening Ralph Jewell entertained a number of his friends, it being a Halloween party. Decorations included bats, witches, cats and Jack-o-Lanterns. After dinner the boys went to the theater where the remainder of the evening was spent.
It appears that a beaver colony has been working with might and main to throw a dam across the Missouri River, basing it on the intake structure for the Capital City's water filtration plant. After several shots were fired, the beavers abandoned the place.
The new facilities of Holiday Inn of Bismarck are open to the public as part of a grand opening celebration. The motel opened in July with 30 units, increased to 84 units by mid-August. It now features 100 rooms in three connected buildings including a bar and lounge, coffee shop, dining room and banquet rooms. Cost was $1,300,000.
Dr. Slaughter, Bismarck's pioneer physician and a gentleman of accomplishment, left last evening for Leavenworth, Kansas, to assume charge of the drug department of the national military home at that point. Mrs. Slaughter will spend the winter in Washington, D.C.
Owing to the condition of the gridiron, which is sloppy and muddy from the recent snow, it has been necessary to postpone the football game between the Mandan and Bismarck high schools to some future date.
Bismarck residents will have an opportunity to meet two of America's outstanding authorities on the outdoors and Indians tomorrow evening. Ernest Thompson Seton and his wife, Julia, will be guests of honor at a public reception at the high school library.
Apparent low bids totaling $7.7 million for ten Interstate 94 projects, all in western North Dakota, were opened here today. The largest project, 13.1 miles of concrete paving near Richardton, went for $1,871,705.
The people of Bismarck are preparing for winter, but it looks as though they might just as well keep their linen dusters and fans where they can find them without trouble. November is here and there are no more signs of winter than there was in July.
Sam Clark was taken with a severe case of indigestion last evening and put in "a lovely night" at his room in the McKenzie Hotel, in company with Dr. Fisher. It was a case of lobster jim jam jabs and Sam said there was not a funny one in the whole lot.
Army engineers will soon begin a restudy of the Missouri River diversion proposal, which initially was adverse, in the light of new information and studies advanced by the North Dakota Water Commission.
The Memorial Bridge over the Missouri River here presented a new look to night drivers this week as 28 mercury vapor lights went on, replacing the original lighting system erected with the bridge in 1921. They total 7,000 watts and are controlled by an electronic system.
You must not forget the dance to be given at the Custer House on Fifth Street this evening. The invitation is general and as Brunsman's Orchestra has been engaged for the occasion, good music is assured. Tickets, 75 cents.
Bismarck is to have another hotel. Henry Tatley is having the old wooden Pacific Hotel building remodeled with steam heat, sewers and hot and cold water service. It will be a farmers hotel with 28 rooms and be known as the Bismarck Hotel.
Christina (Mrs. John P.) Dunn, one of the earliest Bismarck residents, celebrated her 82nd birthday this week. She came to Bismarck as a bride, arriving from Minneapolis on May 24, 1873. The train trip; from the Twin Cities was their honeymoon.
Two groups of Minnesota rural electric cooperatives announced today they are seeking an REA loan of 31 million to construct a 150,000-kilowatt power plant, to be erected within half a mile of the 200,000-kilowatt Basin Electric plant near Stanton.
The suction pipe of the Bismarck Water Works was given its permanent position in the river yesterday and the pump will now be placed in the pump house. Water will be turned into the mains in less than two weeks.
The train which left here Monday morning, was wrecked about six miles out of Stanton, one of the cars containing gasoline falling off into the ditch and tore up a lot of track. The passengers were forced to wait at Fort Clark until the wreckage was cleared up.
Bismarck's municipally owned tourist camp; closed for the winter November 1 with all debts paid and four new cabins erected, as a result of a booming summer business. Tourists crowded the camp to capacity almost nightly, it was said.
Inauguration of a new security system intended to serve the welfare of both patients and the hospital and its staff was announced today by the St. Alexius Hospital here. Charles A. Feland, a Pinkerton Agency employee, will serve as security guard.
It is rumored that the traveling representative of the Milwaukee Brewery is about to join the Benedicts, and that his friends are arranging for a grand reception to the groom and bride. A hilarious attach_ of the brewery was heard to remark "May good Luck(now) attend them."
The Bismarck Theater takes pleasure in announcing for tonight, Washington Irving's famous legend, "Rip Van Winkle," in two reels. For the benefit of the school children there will be a special matinee tomorrow at 4 p.m.
Postmaster Chris Bertsch announced today that the temporary post office will be abandoned over the weekend and all equipment moved into the enlarged and renovated Federal building. Box holders must exchange their old keys for new ones.
Burleigh County has elected veteran Bismarck attorney W. J. Austin to what may be a four-year term as the first Judge of the County Court of Increased Jurisdiction.
It now appears that November is the base ball month in the Missouri Valley and that this year more games will be played between October and December in Bismarck than during any other month in the year.
Prof. W. L. Gross of Jeffersonville, Indiana, has arrived in the city this week to take charge of the Commercial Department at the high school formerly held by A. E. Marstens. He comes to Bismarck highly regarded.
For the first time in Bismarck history, the Congoleum-Nairn Company of Chicago conducted a linoleum laying school here in the Patterson Hotel to train people in the laying of floor and wall coverings to improve workmanship and service.
George Schaumberg, superintendent of the Bismarck Recreation Department, will receive the 1962 citation of honor presented by the Bismarck Art Association. The award recognizes his continuous promotion of art and the appreciation of art in Bismarck.
The TRIBUNE had hoped that it would not be necessary to announce the arrest of George E. Reed, ex-city treasurer, whose books show a shortage of about $4,000. Mr. Reed was placed under arrest Saturday evening and is now held to await the action of the grand jury.
Commissioner William C. Gilbreath has been busy preparing a car of exhibits of our great state for the Land Products Show at the Twin Cities, which begins the 12th and closes the 23rd of this month. Mr. Gilbreath left yesterday for Minnesota.
The Montana-Dakota Utilities Company will formally open their Hospitality Room tomorrow. It is actually a model gas equipped kitchen built in the company offices on Broadway, with gas refrigerator and range and ample cabinets and similar necessities.
Grael B. Gannon will be ordained as a minister in the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. in a special service this Sunday. He is the son of the late Clell G. Gannon, a well-known artist and a ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck.
Yesterday's election for county commissioner was quiet but sure. There was very little doubt of M. J. Edgerly's election in the morning, and what little doubt did exist vanished long before noon. In the city Edgerly received 290 votes and Sinclair 49.
The ladies of the Eastern Star are ever noted for their ability along social lines, and the splendid dancing party given by them last evening at the Masonic Temple was no exception. About forty-five were in attendance and the merry making lasted through the evening.
Miss Florence Fritch, manager of the Bismarck Civic Concert series announced season tickets have been reduced in price from $4 to $3 since one of the four attractions has already appeared.
The original artwork of five Christmas Seal designs are being displayed at the World War Memorial Building in conjunction with the Bismarck Art Show now in progress.
It is understood that the petitions for the enlargement of Fort Abraham Lincoln south of Mandan were signed by thousands of people throughout western Dakota on Tuesday. They will be forwarded to Washington in the near future.
The City Health Officer reports the following cases of contagious diseases in Bismarck: Small pox, 2 cases; typhoid fever, 12 cases; diphtheria, 2 cases; chicken-pox, 2 cases. Two houses have been placarded for small pox.
Nineteen years ago on November 11, 1918, the World War ended. And once again Bismarck will pause in its daily labors to recall that happy day and the unhappy years that preceded it. All commercial activity will cease from 10 a.m. to noon.
Workmen are putting the finishing touches on the block walls of the new Jobbers Warehouse Co. storage building at 25th Street and Railroad Avenue, half a block south of the Big Boy Drive Inn. The 120 by 60 foot building will be used for storage of furniture and household goods.
Captain William H. Gould of the government steamer Josephine left for his home in Yankton last evening, having placed the boat in winter quarters at Rock Haven.
Sam Clark and C. H. Crockard, publishers of Jim Jam Jems, returned to the city Sunday evening from Fargo, where they had a round with the federal court. They are charged with circulating obscene matter, the trial to come up at the March term of court.
Victors in sectional eliminations that advanced them to the finals in the state playoffs, Page and Haynes High Schools six-man football teams will clash today at Steele for the State Consolidated School championship.
Plans for the 1963 membership drive by the Bismarck Junior College Alumni Association will be worked out at a Thursday evening meeting this week. Representatives from every BJC graduating class are being invited to attend.
The Bismarck Roller Mills are now running day and night. Manager Hillyer says that the demand for flour made from Missouri Slope wheat is constantly on the increase and that the mill is doing a splendid business.
Even standing room was not available by 8:15 at the Orpheum Theatre last evening and those present were obliged to wait for the second performance. The illustrated lecture on White Slavery given by Prof. Daniels was of exceptional interest and held the close attention of the audience.
Mandan scored twice in rapid succession in the opening quarter to beat Bismarck High School in an Armistice Day football contest that ended the season for both teams. The score was 12-6.
"Dakota Belle," a 200-pound buffalo calf will be auctioned off at Kist's Mandan-Bismarck Livestock Auction this week. The money gained from the auction of the six-month old animal will go toward improvement plans for the Dakota Zoo.
Edward O'Brien, editor and proprietor of the Irish Standard, the popular Catholic journal of Minneapolis, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon and will visit Mandan today. The Standard is a creditable publication and deserves hearty support.
Isaac W. Healy, former Burleigh County Auditor and connected with the Bismarck Tribune of late was found dead in his bed at the Collenden Hotel at Beach, North Dakota, this morning. His wife and five children survive.
"One Mad Night," the first Cathedral Players production of the season, was presented last night in the City Auditorium before a well-filled house that highly enjoyed the "nutty" speeches of the asylum inmates and the catchy replies of those supposedly sane.
The Bismarck public school system will discontinue kindergarten classes next year and Bismarck Junior College will drop intercollegiate football, the city school board ruled today. The first is a reflection of the urgent demand for classroom space.
A considerable number of Thanksgiving parties have already been arranged and the day will be very appropriately observed in the home and social circles of the city.
John W. Jagd was in the city yesterday looking up old friends and school mates. He was a graduate of the class of 1906 and has since been at Spokane and the coast cities and is now on his way to Sioux Falls, S.D., to work for the Rumley Products Co.
Three women have arrived in Bismarck with a view to starting in North Dakota's capital city a new church known as the National Spiritual Assembly of Bahai. It was founded in Syria and is asserted to be a "revival" of the principles of Christianity.
The Bismarck city commission has set December 18 as the date for a hearing on an application for an off-sale beer license to be located in the North Brook Shopping Center now under construction in Homan Acres on North Washington Street.
Beginning November 20, the Northern Pacific will run a fast limited train from St. Paul and Minneapolis to the Pacific coast, making the trip in twenty hours less time than the old schedule. This train will stop at all principal points.
The City Scales now being used on east Broadway were established a year ago November 12, and City Weighmaster James Wakeman reports that 18,371 loads have been weighed during that year with total cash receipts of $1,837.10.
Advocating "safe milk" for North Dakotans and their children, Dr. Maysil Williams, State Health Officer, noted that only about half of the milk consumed daily in the state's ten major cities, is pasteurized as a safety measure.
Members of the Mandan Historical Development Association, parent organization of the Custer Drama, discussed finances and elected three new directors at an annual meeting this week. The programs lost about $6,000 for the 1962 season.
Some owners of houses in Bismarck deserve leather medals for their fairness and public spirit. Having rented their houses at as high a rate as they can extort, they refuse to make the buildings habitable. Some tenants are expected to furnish storm windows.
At the Armory last night the second basketball game of the season occurred when the Company A team defeated the Baptist Brotherhood by a score of 24 to 20. The local team is composed of Bismarck men this year, and hopes to make a great record.
Stuck by an automobile as he was crossing a street, James W. Foley, North Dakota's poet laureate suffered severe fractures of the left knee and leg and is confined to a Pasadena, California, hospital.
Two physicians on the staff of the Quain and Ramstad Clinic here have received notification of national specialty board certificates. Dr. Howard RF. Gray received certification in Dermatology while Dr. Gerd Fischer has been recognized by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.
On Tuesday evening, November 15, 1887, for the first time water was turned into the mains from the immense reservoir on the hill. The fact was kept quiet so that some tests could be made. The hydrants were opened Wednesday morning, and there was the water!
Dr. C. E. Stackhouse wishes to announce that he is no longer associated with the medical firm of Roan, Fisher & Strauss but will open offices in the Lucas Block for the general practice of medicine and surgery.
Mrs. James Trimble, general chairman for the annual Girl Scout "Cookie Day," announces the sale of 1,575 boxes, or 63,000 cookies in Bismarck. With expenses paid the girls made $170.07 from the sale.
Maj. LaClaire A. Melhouse, 46, Minot, today was appointed Adjutant General of North Dakota. A junior high school math teacher, he is currently the executive officer of the 164th Engineer Battalion stationed at Minot.
Superintendent Greene of the Northern Pacific returned from the east yesterday with all necessary instructions for the running of the fast train over his division. Every superintendent is being compelled to make a personal inspection preparatory to the running of the new train.
Manager Casaday has moved the Singer headquarters from the old location on Third Street to the new spot in the Grand Pacific Hotel. The new quarters are very cosy, the location ideal, and Mr. Casaday is as proud as a woman with a new hat.
Eight amateur boxers who will represent Burleigh County in the third annual Golden Gloves tournament, opening tonight at the World War Memorial Building, sat for a team picture which appeared on the front page of the TRIBUNE today.
Installation is to be completed this week on a new roller mill at the Peavey Elevator and Seed Plant here at Ninth Street and Main Avenue. The equipment consists of a dry grain roller with a 6 ton per hour capacity plus facilities for mixing of supplements for livestock feed.
On Thursday evening, the 24th inst., the Pioneer Fire Company will give a Thanksgiving ball, for which elaborate preparations are being made. The Atheneum has been rented for the occasion and the best of music secured.
Yesterday afternoon and evening was an eventful occasion with the local order of Lady Maccabees, when Mrs. Locke of Denver, the Supreme Lieutenant Commander, was here and had in charge the initiation and school of instruction. The session took place in the K.P. Hall.
One man was killed and another seriously injured in a collision at the west end of the Memorial Highway Bridge across the Missouri River last evening. William Fleming of Scranton, age 50, died this morning in a Bismarck hospital.
The Interstate Commerce Commission has reaffirmed its earlier decision against rebuilding part of the Northern Pacific railroad's branch line between Mandan and Mott. The ruling probably means that the entire 130-mile line will be abandoned within the next two years.
The hose couplings recently ordered by the city arrived yesterday. These couplings are necessary as the old couplings do not fit the new hydrants. A public test will be made in a few days.
The case against the parties charged with rioting during the raid on the Elks' Club came up for hearing yesterday before Judge Perry. A change of venue was taken to Judge Casselman's court and since ht thought the grounds were insufficient the case was dismissed.
Beer stocks of four Bismarck and two Mandan distributors were "tied up" by the State Regulatory Department today because of alleged misbranding of the contents. An order was later issued forbidding sale of beer containing more than 4 per cent alcohol.
The Bismarck school board has named Ralph Werner to succeed the late Sidney J. Lee as Dean of Bismarck Junior College. In 1946 he became a full-time instructor in the BJC Commercial Department.
The printed programs for the meeting of the Dakota Horticultural Society have arrived and the TRIBUNE is pleased to see that Bismarck's famous horticulturalist and florist, Oscar Will, will speak on "Forestry in North Dakota."
The Commercial Club directors held an important meeting last evening. Plans were made for a membership campaign, it being hoped that the present list of 145 members can be increased to over 200 by the annual meeting on December 3.
.About $8,000 has already been turned in by Community Chest solicitors, leading chairman Spencer Boise to urge a greater effort to reach the goal of $13,500 as soon as possible.
George Middaugh, Exalted Ruler of the Bismarck Elks Lodge, has announced the opening of the Elks National Youth Leadership Contest. It is designed to spur youth to follow the example of America's astronauts, he said.
The Northern Pacific Railroad, the only one of the transcontinental lines running dining cars through to the Pacific coast, has released detailed information on the operation of the new limited train which began running November 20.
Sheriff Barnes' department at the county courthouse is silent and there seems to be nothing doing. In fact, one would think from the quietude surrounding the place that everybody in Burleigh County is so good they are spoiling. Can't somebody start something?
Fifty free turkeys will go on the block at the Bismarck Commercial Club's annual turkey raffle and smoker scheduled for tomorrow evening. There will be lunch, also, but no hint has been made as to what the entertainment would consist of.
Death came yesterday to Dr. William H. Bodenstab, who in 1898 at New Salem began a career in medicine that was to last more than 60 years, almost half a century of it in the city of Bismarck. He was 92 years old.
The party to be given at the Sheridan House next Monday evening by the gentlemen of Bismarck, has been christened. Invitations are out and read: "You are cordially invited to attend a Rooster Banquet, etc.,"
Among the residences being erected this fall in Riverview Addition is the palatial home of Attorney General Miller, which is nearing completion at a cost of nearly $6,000. N. A. Freeburg, the contractor, is building some fine residences in the city.
The two floors of the state capitol building left unfinished as an economy measure are both to be finished and occupied soon. One is being used by Federal relief agencies, the other by the newly-constituted Unemployment Compensation Commission.
A new grocery store, Val's Economy Grocery, and the Frosted Food Locker, which was located on Broadway Avenue for 21 years, have reopened this week, being side-by-side in a new building at the corner of Sweet Avenue and Airport Road.
The water main to the Dakota capitol building north of town is now completed. There are two hydrants---one at each end and to the south of the building.
Prof. C. F. Bolt of the high school received a consignment of freshly caught lake trout from friends in Michigan and on Saturday evening entertained eight friends at a fish dinner at the Grand Pacific Hotel. All were willing to do justice to Mr. Bolt's hospitality.
Would-be sales girls can take hope. The boom times of Christmas season are just around the corner and first traces of them are already making themselves felt here, according to C. Vernon Freeman, of the Burleigh County national re-employment service.
The North Dakota Education Association has announced plans to build a new headquarters building in Bismarck. A six-person planning committee will proceed with selection of architect and planning for the new structure. No decision has been made as to the location.
Mr. W. H. M. Cox, who has been in the capital city for some six weeks past, has completed a series of Indian sketches, taken among the tepees on the Missouri River bottoms, which will no doubt be warmly received when exhibited in his St. Louis studio.
Gilbert W. Haggart, of the Haggart Contracting Co., is in the city from Fargo and has been looking after his sewer contract. Work was progressing nicely until the heavy frost of Friday night, which delayed things to some extent.
Rev. F. E. Logee, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck, in a Thanksgiving Day talk, pointed to the country's national strength and security, stability, power, national character and ideals as reasons for thankfulness.
The Federal Power Commission has approved issuance by the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. of $15 million in mortgage bonds. MDU provides electric and natural gas service in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
There is a strict ordinance against the practice of depositing ashes and other rubbish in the streets and alleys. This will be enforced. Stores and other places should provide themselves with large zinc ash cans.
The annual union Thanksgiving services will be held at the First Baptist Church Thursday evening at 7:30. Thanksgiving Day is set apart for the purpose of offering thanks to God for the blessings of the year's bounty.
The bill for North Dakota's $2,000,000 skyscraper capitol will be marked "paid" in five years, according to Berta Baker, State Auditor. Since construction the state has been "paying" its obligations in installments which will be completed December 1, 1942.
The decision to postpone indefinitely public clinics for dispensing Type III Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine was reached recently by a group of Bismarck and Mandan physicians who have urged everyone to get Salk Vaccine Booster shots if they have not already done so.
Yesterday was the first cold day of the season. The air was of that dry, bracing character which has made the Missouri Valley famous for its delightful climate, and no one suffered. Few knew that the mercury was actually below zero.
The Bismarck Law College opened this week in the Dahl Block near the McKenzie Hotel where students are enrolling and taking up a regular course of law. The college will comply strictly with the requirements of the N.D. Board of Bar Examiners.
The five executives who operate Corwin-Churchill Motors, Inc., in Bismarck are Neil O. Churchill, General Manager; Carl Reff, Service Manager; Charles Whittey, Jr., Merchandise Manager; R. .E. Middaugh, Office Manager and Fred Clements, Parts Manager.
Development of a parking lot on the south side of Broadway Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Streets here is a major recommendation of a parking survey completed by Alan M. Vorhees and Associates, Inc. A rough draft of the survey has been released.
On Thanksgiving evening Paddy Byrnes, one of the best known of the old timers of the Missouri Slope, died of typhoid fever in Mandan. He was one of the whole-souled, broad gauge rustlers who made the town lively in its early days.
The third number in the regular Lyceum Course will take place on Friday evening at the Bijou Theater. This entertainment is different from anything ever given in Bismarck. The artist is Sidney Landon who has achieved success as a character artist.
The depredations of rubber-tired rustlers are continuing in North Dakota but authorities have scored over 50 per cent in recovery of animals this month, according to the Bureau of Criminal Identification.
Bismarck Jaycees plan to make a community development survey in conjunction with Radio Day, in which the local Jaycees will operate Radio Station KBOM, and take listeners' suggestions as to what Bismarck needs in the way of future development.
The ice crossing of the Missouri is now pronounced safe and numerous citizens have skimmed across the frozen stream. With the closing of the Missouri the social season between Bismarck and Fort Abraham Lincoln is opened.
Patent storm windows are being put on at the McKenzie and Soo Hotels and other improvements are being made at the Soo. Among these are the rearrangement of the heating plant and the removal of the lavatories from the basement to the first floor.
The first term of federal district court in Bismarck's enlarged and remodeled U.S. courthouse is scheduled to commence Tuesday with Judge J. A. Donchoe of Omaha presiding in the absence of Judge Andrew Miller, ill in a Fargo hospital.
The public is invited to attend open houses Sunday at two new secondary education units in the public school system---Hillside Junior High School and the music addition at Bismarck High School.
The most important step taken by the business men of Bismarck during the present year was that which brought about the preliminary arrangements for the reorganization of the Chamber of Commerce Monday evening.
The basketball game between Company A and the High School was played on Friday evening with Co. A winning, 29-10. The game was rather rough though it showed what the high school has, and that they will be in good shape for their trip.
Bismarck Motors, Inc., will have its grand opening in the building at 618-622 Main Avenue, recently vacated by the temporary federal postoffice. It has undergone thorough redecoration and is now equipped for modern auto servicing.
Basin Electric and federal officials joined recently in hailing the projected building of a 200,000-kilowatt lignite burning power plant near Stanton as a "milestone" in North Dakota's history. A contract for the exchange of power with federal hydro-electric plants, was signed at the same time.