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PERSONAL ATTENTION TO
DISABLED EX-SERVICE MEN
Fred W. Zcllei', field representative
•of the U. S. Veteran Bureau, was
in the city this week in the interest of
personal work in behalf of war veter
ans. He is working out of the Fargo
office of the Bureau, of which C. T.
Hoverson, widely known to North Da
kota ex-service men, is manager. Un
der a new plan of co-operation, Fred
W. Zeller has been assigned to the
counties of Ward, Mountrail", Burke,
MeKenzie, Williams and Divide, and
will have direct supervision over all
activities of the Bureau in this Dis
trict. This will include the filing of
claims for compensation, advising
•claimants as to the character of evi
dence required to support the claim
and receiving applications for rein
statement or conversion of Govern
ment life insurance.
In addition to this, Mr. Zeller will
have direct supervision of disabled
men in training "on the job" in his
territory, making follow-up reports at
frequent intervals of the Veteran's
progress in training.
"Personal service and a square deal
for every disabled ex-service person,"
Mr. Zeller declared, "is the object the
Veterans' Bureau has in view in es
tablishing the Cooperation Section,
and placing representatives in the field
where direct personal contact may be
had with the claimant. In the past,
the disabled man often complained
that he could not receive the personal
attention to which he felt he was en
titled. It appeared to him that no
one was interested in his particular
Carrier to the Man
"Now personal service work is car
ried on through field representatives
who in close cooperation with the ser
vice officer of the American Legion
and other cooperating agencies. Ex
service men living in cities where the
bureau maintains offices or in close
proximity thereto can call at any time
and receive personal attention from
the bureau officials who talk their
cases over witft them. This personal
touch satisfies claimants better than
the same service rendered by corres
pondence. But the field work now
will go even a step further, for it
makes contact with the home, the hos
pital, and places of employment.
Claimants can be assisted in drawing
up papers and accurate advise and in
formation on all places of veteran's
problems can be given first hand.
New Year Greeting
iOPALD ELECTRIC CO.
E E I N S
Happy New Year
continue to merit
your friendship and patron
age during the coming year
at we have in the past.
Scofield Implement Co.
GEO. A. STATE, Manager
THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
"The bureau feels that this field
contact will bring a closer relation be
tween the claimant and the Veterans'
Bureau in that it will produce accur
ate and complete information relative
to claims, and thereby secure prompt
adjudication of all cases."
Should Reinstate Insurance
One important phase ot' the work
which is at the present time being
put emphatically before the service
man is that of government insurance.
"Here is insurance," Mr. Zeller said,
"offered only to veterans at a cost
which cannot be met by any life in
surance company for participating in
surance, with similar benefits. This
is made possible because the cost of
administration is not levied on the
premium, but is borne by the Govern
ment in a separate appropriation.
There is no $50,000 president, nor hun
dreds of clerks' salaries, nor immense
office expense added to the premiums.
Uncle Sam carries all the overlie
expenses and the premium is based
only on the net mortality rate.'"
Skilled Men—Not Disabled Veterans
The Veterans' Bureau under its pol
icy of discharging the obligations of a
grateful government to the disabled
men will undertake to see that each is
settled in a permanent position with
the best pay his services can demand,
with an environment congenial to him
and with prospects for advancement,
before the obligations of successful
rehabilitation has been properly dis
"The wounded veteran as trained
by the government," Mr. Zeller stat
ed, "should no longer be considered
as a disabled veteran but rather as a
skilled man. They are experts all,
in vocations where their handicap has
been nullified so far as that particular
work is concerned. It makes no dif
ference- how expert the work, or what
type of worker is desired, the Veter
ans' Bureau, has a man who can make
good on the job. We ask all employ
ers to make known their wants and we
will send them a man they will be
proud to have working for them. Here
is a chance to combine business effi
ciency with patriotic service."
Will Visit Here Regularly
Mr. Zeller will visit here at regular
intervals. Advance notices of his
visits will appear in the papers*. so
that opportunity will be given to. any
ex-service person to make out a claim,
talk ower an old claim, apply for med
ical treatment, or examinations, ap
ply for reimbursement, or make re
instatement blanks, for insurance.
Many Movie Films Available at A. C.
Motion, picture films on 335 different
subjects are available to residents of
North, Dakota upon application to the
Visual Instruction Service at the
North Dakota Agricultural College
according to information contained in
a catalog recently published! by- W. G..
Palmer, director of the visual instruc
In addition to the motion picture
films, 144 sets of stereopticon slides
are also available, according to the
catalog. Different phases of agricul
ture compose the subjects' for 65 of
the films commerce and industry, 33
botany, physiology and. zoology,. 14
education, 16 engineering and ma
chinery, geography, scenery, travel,
history, biography, home economics,
health, welfare and military affairs.
Persons securing the films and slides
are required to pay transDo.rtat.ion
charges, and nominal rental fees.. Th*
catalog containing the complete list
of films and slides available may be
secured by applying to. the North Da
kota Agricultural College.
Among the films for distribution re
ceived recently aire "Golden School
Days" (what the consolidated school
can do) "Bringing Home the Bacon"
"Food for Thought" (the value of
milk) "The Dairy Cow" "Partners"
(Calf club work) "Exit Ascaris"
"Layers and Liars," (poultry culling)
"Wheat Transportation and Storage"
"A Year with the Flock" (sheep)
"Selecting a Laying Hen" "Poultry
Pests and Control" "Little Jour
neys" "Wheat Bulk Handling" "Un
cle Sam's World's Champion Farm
er" "Wool and Lamb Marketing"
and "Water by Wire".
Geo. W. Kemper Receives Interesting
Letter from Hawaii
Geo. W. Kemper, of this city, is in
receipt of a letter from Scott Wise,
of the Hilo Drug Co., of Hilo
lawaii, which he mentions that
Miss Doris Kemper, his daughter, re
cently visited Hilo as a member of
the Frawley Players of which she is
"It -may interest you to know that
the entire company impressed the good
folks of this city very favorably by
their lady-like and gentleman-like ac
"Fine weather down here and the
swimming excellent average daily
temperature between 70 and 80 de
grees F. For opportunity and com
fort, live in Hawaii."
Mr. Wise is a member of the Hilo
Rotary club and invites Mr, Kemper
and the other members of the Minot
Rotary to visit that club when they
are in Hawaii. He sent a copy of
the "Lava Flow", the Hilo weekly Ro
"At our door step is the largest
volcano in the world that is active
and thousands of people from all over
the world visit it eacn year."
State Dairy Commissioner Resigns
Robert F. Flint, state dairy com
missioner, has resigned his office to
accept the management of the Bridge
man-Russell creamery at Sioux Falla,
S. D. Mr. Flint has held public of
fice for many years, at one time being
commissioner of agriculture and labor,
later accepting the post of dairy com
missioner. Mr. Flint has been a resi
dent'of North Dakota for more than
a score of years, during which time
he has played an important part in the
development of. the dairy industry in
this state. It is with considerable
reluctance that North Dakota gives
up the services of this gentleman to
oar sister state on the south.
Among the scores of Christmas
greeting cards the Independent has
received, is one from our "aul friend*"
Jean McNaughton Stevens of Towner,
who says: "Heres my hearty thanks
for the many happy hours you give."
THANKING you for your liberal
patronage, which, coupled with your
good will and friendship, has helped
to make our business a success dur«
ing the past year. We wish our cus=
tomers a Happy and Prosperous
W I A I S
HAPPY NEW YEAR
WE WISH YOO ALL A HAPPY
NEW YEAR, AND MAY YOU
BE BLESSED WITH PROSPER
ITY ABUNDANTLY IN 1923
CITIZENS BANK OF MINOT
The Officers and Employes of
wish to thank the people of Minot
and surrounding territory for the
splendid patronage you have ac
corded us during the past year.
We close the year 1922
wishing you all a
Happy New Year
December 28, 1922