It Happened in Bismarck - October
The fair and festival given by the Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist Church closed last evening, having been a splendid success. The New England dinner served last evening surpasses in excellency the promises of the management.
North Dakota's second annual Industrial Exposition opened at 10 a.m. today in downtown Bismarck. Music was furnished by the school children while the leading address was delivered by State Superintendent of Public Instruction E. J. Taylor.
Exhibitors from 16 Missouri Slope counties were preparing to pack up their entries and take them back home as the Missouri Slope Fair in Mandan neared its closed today.
Sivert W. Thompson, the man known by many as the father of Missouri River Diversion, was scheduled to undergo surgery here today. The one-time State Highway Commissioner is retired and returned in June after living in California for a time.
The signal office has been removed from the Raymond Block at the corner of Third and Main, into the old quartermaster's buildings on west Main Street---the site of old Camp Hancock.
The North Dakota Industrial Exposition is growing and the booths therein are more numerous this year than last. Commerce, agriculture and mechanics are working hand in hand to make it a great success.
Retirement of James C. Taylor as manager of the International Harvester Company's branch here was announced today. Taylor goes on the pension list after an active and colorful career of 31 continuous years' service.
The Knife River Mining Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. today made known wide-scale expansion plans for their mining operations at Beulah. "The new mine will supply lignite for North Dakota and Minnesota utility companies."
Marquis de Mores was a passenger on last evening's east bound train and stepped to the platform to greet his Bismarck friends. Reminded of his statement in the St. Paul Globe that he had dropped a million dollars, he replied "I saw it. Talk is cheap."
It was Soo Line Day at the Industrial Exposition and trains from both the north and south carried visitors to the city this morning and afternoon. The main building featured movies of clay, pottery and brick industries as well as "The Romance of the Reaper."
Late in the second quarter, Chuck Murray, Demon halfback, took a Mandan punt, eluded some half-dozen would-be tacklers and raced through the entire Mandan team for a touchdown that gave Bismarck a 6 to 0 triumph over their rivals from across the river.
More than 100 captains and Community Chest workers attended the official kickoff of the 1962 drive at the Patterson Hotel recently. Heading the breakfast drive was Dr. William Austin and Alan VanVliet, co-chairmen.
Van Houten Bros. & Little of this city are buying about all the potatoes in car lots along the line of the Northern Pacific from Medora to Jamestown. They have already bought about 10,000 bushels and give the impression they will pay out $10,000 for potatoes before the season closes.
The center of activities for the N.D. Industrial Exposition was in the old Northwest Hotel, located at the corner of Fifth and Main. Most entertainment was carried on in the Hippodrome, a 200-foot-long tent standing at Seventh and Main.
Five persons were injured in a head-on collision this morning between a school bus and a car bearing a Nebraska license at the curve in Highway No. 10 at Sterling.
Another big step forward in North Dakota's interstate highway construction will be taken west of Glen Ullin this week when a Schultz and Lindsay paving machine fills the last gap in another 25-mile ribbon of concrete.
The court calendar in this city has at last been cleared of criminal cases and the people trust that it will remain clear for many moons. They have heard enough of murder and assassination.
Today was Peddlers' Day and Hettinger County Day at the Exposition and the traveling men and those from the southwestern county joined in a parade through downtown Bismarck. They were lead by the Army's Fourteenth Infantry Band.
The decision to change the location of KFYR Radio's broadcasting transmitter and erect a new broadcasting tower 700 feet high was made public here by Phil J. Meyer, owner and general manager.
Approximately 1,000 persons attended dedication ceremonies of the new Burleigh County Memorial Armory near Bismarck Junior College on Schafer Heights. Gov. William L. Guy told his audience they should "pay a fleeting moment of tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice for North Dakota."
The recent encounter between Edward Patterson of Bismarck and Thompson proved that Patterson is a good man with the gloves, and but for the fact that his shoulder became dislocated he would have won in the contest.
Yet another feature of the Industrial Exposition was the voting for the Harvest Festival Queen among the young ladies on hand during the first week. The ballot boxes will be collected over the weekend and examined with the result announced early next week.
The Bismarck Tennis Club met yesterday at the Association of Commerce rooms in the World War Memorial Building to discuss the possibility of playing indoor tennis for the winter months here.
LeRoy C. Walker, who is suing Meyer Broadcasting Co., operator of radio station KFYR here for libel, testified Friday that he is neither a member of the John Birch Society nor an extremist.
The division station of the Aberdeen, Bismarck &U Northwestern road, it is said, will be named Lowry, in honor of the company's popular president. Those who are in a position to know say that it will be the principal station between Aberdeen and Bismarck.
Today was Iowa and South Dakota Day at the Industrial Exposition. The talk of each and every person who attends the Hippodrome at Seventh and Main Streets is, "The Hippodrome is the biggest, grandest and best drawing card of all the attractions."
Henry Klein, formerly of Hazen, announced today that the Klein Lumber Company, Bismarck's newest business, is ready to open up at its location on Broadway opposite St. Mary's procathedral.
Bismarck has the ninth best American Legion drum and bugle corps in the country, as determined by the stiff competition at the finals of the national Legion convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, recently.
A meeting will be called in the near future for the reorganization of the Chamber of Commerce. Those who aided in the splendid work of 1883 will not fail to recognize the value of united effort on the part of the citizens of Bismarck and all should be prompt in responding to the call.
This is the big week of the Exposition. The trains are bringing the people in from all directions, and charmed visitors are sending word back home to be sure and come and see the great show. The splendid weather has helped.
Bismarck's enlarged and remodeled Federal building and postoffice will be ready for use about November 15. Dedication ceremonies are scheduled for next Tuesday when Postmaster General James Farley stops in town on his way to the Pacific coast.
Fourth grade pupils from Saxvick Grade School took a two-hour tour of the Camp Hancock Museum in Bismarck to enliven their study of North Dakota history. They were shown models of the Elkhorn Ranch, a pioneer home and a ferry boat.
The gentlemen interested in the proposed starch factory for Bismarck are enthusiastic over the prospects. The factory will be established early in the summer of 1888.
The Sixth District Medical Society has resumed its monthly meetings after four months of vacation. Last night there was a rousing meeting, the best in a long time. It was held in the rooms of the Bismarck Commercial Club.
Methodists here for their 52nd Annual North Dakota Conference today fixed their attention on the ordination service to be held this afternoon and upon the assignment of ministers to parishes for the coming year.
A Burleigh County District Court jury deliberated two hours before dismissing the $10,000 action of LeRoy Walker against Meyer Broadcasting Co., operator of radio station KFYR relating to an editorial broadcast in December 1961.
The United States Land Office here at Bismarck was a busy place yesterday. The new filing and final proofs were as numerous as the officers wanted to see. The record for the week shows a marked increase over the corresponding week, last year.
Thus far today has proven the red letter day of the Exposition. It is Northern Pacific and Mandan Day with both groups being well represented. The city today greets Mr. Jule M. Hannaford, Vice President of the Northern Pacific, the "Old Pioneer Line."
Oldsmobile, America's oldest manufacturer of automobiles, has announced the 41st series of cars, the Oldsmobile Six and the Oldsmobile Eight for 1938. The Six is already on display at Fleck Motor Sales, Inc
Parking on the proposed Northern Pacific parking ramp would be on a self service basis with customers leaving via a circular ramp, paying an attendant upon departure. The building would accommodate 318 cars.
The Gull River Lumber Co. has, so far this season, sold over 250 tons of hard coal. This company gives good satisfaction, and 2,000 pounds to the ton. Mr. Cooper, the agent in this city, is bound to please his customers.
Tomorrow is the last day of the Exposition, and it is expected that it will be one of the biggest, if not the biggest of the entire list of events. It is also designated as Missouri Slope Day, which means that the entire Slope area will be represented.
Rev. Walter E. Vater remains as pastor of the McCabe Methodist Church here as announced at the closing session of the North Dakota Methodist Episcopal Conference here Sunday.
Providing kindergartens in Bismarck as part of the public school system would cost as much as 4.3 mills per year for operation alone, figures prepared for the local school board indicate. Petitions are being circulated to bring the matter to a vote.
Frank Stone, the Fifth Street butcher, left Monday for parts unknown , and the Sheriff now has possession of his market and his household goods. Recently, his wife went east and for some reason Frank has seen fit to follow suit.
This was the piano contest day, the amateur players striving hard for the beautiful instrument given by the Peck Music House. It will also be all over tonight, so allow your clarion voice to reach across the river so that all will remember the Industrial Exposition.
Bismarck National Guard officers and an agent for the FBI have recovered all six pistols of 17 weapons, including two automatic rifles, which were stolen from the armory in the World War Memorial Building. The missing automatic weapons caused considerable alarm.
Dedication services will be held at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, at Fourth Street and Avenue C, this Sunday. The $60,000 structure was completed in July, 1953. Bismarck's original Christian Scientist chapter was formed here in 1912.
A mammoth turnip weighing nineteen pounds is on exhibition at the Bismarck postoffice on Main Street. This vegetable was raised on the farm of Michael Mayouck, three miles east of town.
The N.D. Industrial Exposition ended last night, going out in a blaze of glory and fireworks. Today is devoted to dismantling the displays and allowing Bismarck to get back to her normal state.
Gold, red and blue insignias of the Bismarck Association of Commerce members began to appear on the doors of business and professional offices here as association directors launched a campaign to enlarge membership.
A duck identification study meeting which attracted 70 sportsmen here may become an annual affair. The meeting was sponsored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and held at its offices at Fort Lincoln south of Bismarck.
Yesterday's westbound Pacific Express was two hours late. It was late out of Minneapolis and was the heaviest train of the season. It consisted of fourteen coaches, at one time, with over 500 passengers. Over 150 dined in the dining car.
Traveling at the rate of 45 miles an hour, Northern Pacific passenger train No. 4, eastbound, ran on to an open switch at Oriska, N.D., Sunday afternoon, took the siding and crashed into a string of freight cars, the latter being reduced to kindling wood.
Bismarck's 1937 Community Chest Fund goal is $12,500---$1,000 more than last year. The annual drive will be launched early in November, it was decided by the board of directors.
Today Rev. A. E. (Ted) Smith begins his 20th year of serving as Rector of St. George's Episcopal Church in Bismarck. He recalls those days as being the most fulfilling period of his lifetime.
The annual parade and inspection of the Bismarck Fire Department will occur on Thursday afternoon, October 20. The department will endeavor to make this the largest and best parade ever given.
The excavation for the Standard Oil building on east Front Street, has been completed and workmen will commence this afternoon on the concrete foundations. It is the intention to rush the work on the superstructure as fast as possible.
Fire destroyed two grain elevators, the Soo Line railroad depot and other property early today at Burnstad, N.D., with an estimated loss of more than $25,000.
Frank Cave, a long-time bridge engineer with the State Highway Department died this morning in a local hospital. His service began with the structural design and steel details of the Missouri River bridges at Williston, Sanish and Elbowoods.
Attached to Thursday's train was United States Fish Commission car No. 8, in charge of the Smithsonian Institution. The car contained German carp and goldfish for distribution along the line of the Northern Pacific to those who had placed their orders.
The evening music lovers of the Capital City will be afforded a rare opportunity of hearing one of the biggest concerts arranged for the ensuing year. The Army's regimental band will perform at Fort Lincoln and it will be free to all who are interested.
One magazine salesman was in jail today and police were seeking two companions in what they believe was an effort to defraud Bismarck residents by collecting more than an authorized amount on subscription sales.
Vandalism reports continued to flood into police headquarters after the weekend's wave of damage, mostly to parked cars. Fifty autos have smashed taillights and 15 street lights on the south side were blasted by vandals using B-B guns.
According to the Jamestown papers, Meyer Eppinger will close out his branch clothing house in that city and devote his whole attention hereafter to the main store in Bismarck.
Superintendent W. R, Davis of the Bismarck Indian School has received a number of circulars regarding the crusade that is being waged against tuberculosis. Sunday, October 27, has been designated there as Tuberculosis Day.
With a total of 78 musicians enrolled, the Bismarck High School Band this year is the largest in the history of the school, according to Clarion Larson, director. The band only lost a few members through graduation this year.
Maj. Gen. Heber L. Edwards is described as being in critical condition in a hospital here after major surgery for a hip ailment. It is reported the General suffered a heart attack following the operation.
The machinery and apparatus used in the brewery on the river bank is the most modern and perfect and under the management of Mr. S. Hirsch, a gentleman of experience and ability, the "Milwaukee Brewery" of Bismarck is today the most firmly established enterprise in the northwest.u
Bismarck is to have a basketball team this year that it may well be proud of, if the present plans of Manager G. F. Gonia do not miscarry. The aggregation will be known as the Bismarck Basket Ball Booster Bunch.
Miss Techla Knoll, a vocal soloist, will appear on a series of KFYR radio broadcasts, sponsored by the Tuesday Music Club of Bismarck. Plans are to continue the broadcasts on the basis of one every other week.
Apparent low bidder on the new federal building project in Bismarck was F. D. Rich, Stamford, Conn., on a bid of $3,192,000. There were nine other bidders.
It is said that several additional electric lights will be placed on Sixth Street during the next legislative session and that thoroughfare will represent a brilliant scene as the rays of the new lights cavort among the crystals of the snow.
General ouster proceedings against Burleigh County Sheriff Frank Barnes were started this week when an accusation was filed with Judge Winchester charging the sheriff with refusal or neglect to perform his official duties in regard to the prohibition law.
Bismarck handed back $76,000 to the Public Works Administration this evening during a city commission meeting. The money was returned because city property-owners blocked special assessments which would finance the city's share of the downtown improvement project.
Stockholders of Bismarck Industries, Inc., a local development corporation, voted for the fourth consecutive year to pass up a dividend and plow the money back into the company. Evan Lips was also elected President at the annual stockholders meeting this week.
A wholesale boot and shoe business is among the prospective enterprises for Bismarck. Energetic and solid young business men of the east are negotiating for the establishment of the plant, which in all probability will be opened in the spring of 1888.
This afternoon the beautiful dining room of the McKenzie Hotel was the scene of a very pleasant gathering, when about a hundred and twenty-five ladies were entertained at whist. The parlor was decorated in carnations, ferns and smilax.
The Scott-Burr Stores Corporation will open its new retail outlet in the Patterson Hotel building about December 10. The exterior of the building is being extensively constructed to conform to the company's standard store front.
Two high-ranking officials of the newly-formed Mali Republic in Africa will be in Bismarck Sunday through Wednesday to visit local housing projects and farms in the area. Their trip is sponsored by the Agency for International Development of the U.S. State Department.
C. R. Williams, the Bismarck agent of the Franz Falk Brewing Company, returned last evening from a trip as far west as Glendive. Mr. Williams gives a very encouraging report of the country west of the river and predicts good times for the towns along the line.
Mr. Peck has moved his music store to the room on Broadway in the Grand Pacific block. You are cordially invited to call and see the new stock of Pianos and Music of all kinds. Special prices prevail for the next 30 days.
Revision of the Soo Line Railroad's operating set-up was recently announced. Effective November 1 the Missouri River and Minnesota Divisions will be consolidated under the management of Burt G. Cross, local division superintendent.
Bismarck came within a few hours of tying an all-time weather mark here Friday night. Latest date ever recorded for a killing frost here was October 20, 1911. But the temperature dropped to 28 overnight and the old record survived.
Proprietor Eber Bly of the Sheridan House has won the reputation of keeping the best hotel on the line of the Northern Pacific between St. Paul and Helena, and that he intends to sustain that reputation is proven by his continual efforts to please and entertain his guests.
Bismarck in all probability will within a very few months have a splendid drive to the river. Recently J. J. Jackman offered to give the city complete right of way for a road from the city limits on Avenue B through to the Indian School.
A model National Guard post will be set up at the old Bismarck Indian School which was recently turned over to the North Dakota Adjutant General's office. General Edwards will move both his department and his family to the location west of the city.
An old-fashioned political rally will be held here Monday, October 29, to top off a full day of coffee parties, business district visits and precinct meetings for Democratic-Nonpartisan League candidates.
Judge William Francis, who returned last evening from his first term of court in Dickinson, pays the people of that place high compliment on their new courthouse and court room. The judge says the building cost about $15,000.
Henry Tatley is finishing a store-room between the old and new Grand Pacific Hotel buildings, which is to be occupied by the Singer Sewing Machine Co. The place is to be built of brick, will have a nice display window and be a splendid business location.
More real estate has changed hands in Bismarck in recent months than during any similar period for several years. During that time one hundred transfers, involving an unusually large amount of money, were recorded by the Register of Deeds office.
North Dakota inventors will hold their Seventh Annual Inventors Congress here Friday through Sunday with sessions in the Patterson Hotel Sky Room and displays in the World War Memorial Building.
J. K. Wetherby is about to open a real estate office in Bismarck. If this is not a sign of good times then verily the old-time signs of the times have fallen into innocuous disuetude.
Grant Call was host at a pleasantly novel social function at the Call residence on Avenue A Tuesday evening.
Entries for North Dakota's annual State Corn Show, opening Tuesday at the World War Memorial Building, were pouring into the offices of the show committee, leading them to predict the 1937 show will be one of the finest on record.
By averaging only 150 miles per hour, Bob and Jack Watts, owners of the Capital Aviation Corp. at the Bismarck Airport, have logged enough flying time to have flown to the moon and back six times or completed 117 around-the-world trips. Their flying time has covered a combined 52-year span.
Hugh McGarvey, Bismarck's old time contractor, returned from the Manitoba project Sunday, having completed the work under his contract on that line. Shed Lambert, who won fame as a contractor on the Canadian Pacific, has also returned.
Ed Wildes, who for the past few years has been identified with the restaurant trade in Bismarck, is remodeling and equipping the building on Sixth Street adjoining McConkey's store, and will shortly open a first-class restaurant therein.
Friends in all walks of life Monday paid their final tribute to Sister M. Boniface, Superior of St. Alexius Hospital, who died Friday. Civic, business and ecclesiastical leaders from a side area, were at the funeral today.
Bismarck's 1962-1963 Community Chest fund drive, now in its fourth week, has received $39,000, about 60 per cent of its total goal. Contributions from downtown employees are lagging considerably behind the drives of recent years, according to drive officials.
Dennis Hannifin, Dakota's squatter governor, owns a number of valuable lots in Bismarck, chief among them being one on Fourth Street, where in olden times he was wont to entertain his friends with faro variations and an honest game of "draw" poker.
This afternoon the football teams of the Bismarck High School and the Mandan High School are struggling in their first battle of the season. The game was called at 3:30 p.m. and is being played at Capitol Field on the state capitol grounds.
Eight Bismarck boys ranging in age from 11 to 15 years today were charged by police with burglaries and shoplifting. The loot recovered includes money, clothing, food, toys and other articles. A hearing will be held in juvenile court today.
The appointment of John J. Hunkele as Innkeeper and General Manager of Holiday Inn of Bismarck was announced today. A native of Napoleon, he graduated from Bismarck High School in 1947, Bismarck Junior College in 1954 and Michigan State University in 1956.
The people of Bismarck will be pleased to learn that William Hollembaek has purchased the drug store of J. W. Parker and has returned to the business field of the city to remain. The "doctor" is one of the most thorough and competent pharmacists in the northwest.
The moving pictures taken at Fort Yates, September 11 to 14, last, upon the occasion of the big Indian pow-wow and which are being shown at the Orpheum Theater this week for the first time, are packing that house night after night.
Bismarck's city commission turned a deaf ear Monday night to a request of several city liquor dealers that they be allowed to keep their establishments open for Sunday business.
Jamestown's scrappy Blue Jays rubbed some of the luster off Bismarck's Western Dakota Association football crown here Friday night. They scored a touchdown and extra point with just 26 seconds remaining to tie the Demons, 7-7.
The new freight rates announced by the Manitoba Road to Great Falls and other Montana points will wake up the Pacific roads, and the TRIBUNE hopes, culminate in a new transportation era. The rate per 100 pounds is 50 cents less over the Manitoba to the Montana line than over the Northern Pacific.
The open air concert rendered at Fort Lincoln yesterday forenoon, was greatly enjoyed by the people of Bismarck who had the pleasure of being there. While the weather was rather cold and gray, the musicians rendered their selections magnificently.
Two hundred and fifty members of Burleigh County's pioneer families gathered yesterday in the World War Memorial Building to renew memories of territorial days at the 22nd annual banquet and business meeting of the Burleigh County Pioneers.
Big River Oil Co. was successful bidder on a triangular-shaped parcel of commercial property just east of the Municipal Ball Park. Their bid was $8,202.99 for the land between Front Avenue and Washington Street.
For several months death has been hovering around the vicinity of Sterling, his messenger appearing in the form of typhoid fever, and several have fallen victim.
"There hain't going to be no Hallowe'en" according to the edict sent forth by Chief of Police McDonald. It seems some of the young boys have already been engaging in pranks and the Chief wants to head off the real thing at an early day.
While cops and oldsters make merry at the policemen's Halloween Ball in the World War Memorial Building Saturday, some 240 Boy Scouts and their friends will see that law and order hold sway at large in Bismarck.
Curtis Dirlam, 66, a pioneer in North Dakota broadcasting died Sunday. He helped found KFYR radio and television, as an idea to boost sales of radios, phonographs, records and musical instruments for Hoskins-Meyer, of which he was manager.
Val Schreck's saloon was given an air of life and activity Friday evening by a fight in which chairs, glasses, pokers, pictures and fists were thrown together in a wild chaotic mass. The parties thereto were arrested and await the action of the courts.
The snow storm of the 28th and 29th was the heaviest of record in the state for October. The total fall at Bismarck was eight inches, compared with the normal October snowfall here of only one inch. The average statewide was six inches.
Days when Bismarck had only 375 telephones and three long distance lines were recalled recently as Northwestern Bell Telephone Company employees paid tribute to the long and loyal service of August Bahmer, cableman who retires Sunday.
Public fallout shelters in Bismarck are designed to care for transients and apartment dwellers who can't build shelters, according to Dan Robinson, Burleigh County Civil Defense Director. He urged Bismarck residents to work out a plan to provide for their care in times of emergency.
The town of Bismarck was founded by native Americans and at the same time was given a German name. It was named by the directors of the Northern Pacific sitting in New York City and for the reason that some one happened to suggest Bismarck, and the board thought it a good name, which it is.
The ladies of the Civic Improvement League have some choice rutabagas which they raised the past summer for sale, and they desire to dispose of them at once. For prices, phone 247.
There was little in the way of cleaning up after Halloween fun-makers in Bismarck, thanks mostly to the patrolling activities of about 300 Boy Scouts and their friends. Actually there were fewer police calls Saturday than on normal evenings.
North Central Airlines reported record net earnings for nine months of 1962 of nearly 200 per cent more than the entire year of 1961. The company is the nation's leading regional airline, serving 91 cities in 10 states and two Canadian provinces.