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J. TC. Golly returned to Van# Hook
Tuesday, after .spending Christmas
with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Bishop and two
children of St. Paul arrived last week'
to visit with relatives.
Miss Stella Vannatter, a teacher in
the Dogden community is spending
her vacation at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Reed motored
to Velva Monday and were Christmas
guests at the S. J. Reed home.
Mrs. Ralph Hobza and baby went
to Minot Tuesday, to spend several
days with friends.
The Misses June Johnson and Grace
Jacobson, students of Velva High
School, are spending their vacations in
Mrs. E. E. Simmons, who has been
quite ill is improving rapidly now.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bechtle of Drake,
spent several days with relatives and
friends here this week.
Ruth and Jean Bunker are spending
their vacation week in Highland with
their sister, Mrs. Neal Byl.
Gertrude Janders is viciting her
mother this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker and
daughter, Eileen from Burlington, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Prine and children
of Velva, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bak
er, celebrated Christmas at E. R.
Mrs. Clara Beighle and son Clar
ence, came from Minot Sunday, to
spend the holidays in and around
Sawyer. They took their Xmas din
ner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hen
Mrs. Bergheim has been on the sick
list the past week.
Miss Gertrude Welty of Minot,
spent Christmas with the home folks.
Frank Klimple, Mrs. Russell Gard
and son, Wm. Kenaston and Edgar
Bailey, were in Minot last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hubbard, spent
Sunday at the S. S. Streeper home on
Mrs. Havlena was a Minot caller
Ras Reinholdt has been confined to
his home for several days with the
M. Daniels is enjoying a visit from
a sister at Kenmare, this week.
Rev. Anderson is holding meetings
in the Baptist church this week, on
Friday evening a Missionary will
Miss Katherine Daniels is visiting
a friend at Manfred this week.
Lawrence Booth of Grand Forks is
spending the holidays with his par
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Reed of Bene-
diet spent a short titme at the Bailey
Mrs. M. Daniels went to Minot last
Friday to be presesnt at the gradua
tion exercises, her daughter Verna, be
ing graduated from a tw.o years'
course at the State Normal.
The Jas. Larsen family ate Christ
mas dinner with relatives at Surrey
and spent a few days visiting.
Art Sillman of Drady was seen on
our streets Tuesday.
Mrs. Edgar Bailey has been having
a tussle with the quinsy for a few
days, but is better now.
Mrs. J. C. Oard of Logan was trans
acting business here Tuesday between
Last Friday evening about 50
friends of Mr. and Mrs. M. Daniels
met at their home to remind them
that they had been married 25 years,
After a' charivari they were invited
to the C. M. LeRette home where a
bounteous supper was served and a
Miss Clara Nelson returned to Bis
marck Wednesday, after visiting at
her home for several days.
The Misses Gena and Actelida Olson
are "spending their vacations with
Ludvig' Lindborg and John Bostow
who arc attending the University are
visiting with relatives here for two
The Misses Viola and Vera Kinley
and Isabelle Hagen, rural teachers
near Benedict, left Friday for their
homes at Landa, N. D., where they
will spend their vacation.
S. N. Miller returned last week
from Lake Benton, Minn., where he
attended the funeral of his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Harchenko and
daughter, and Joe Harchenko, were
Christmas guests at the K. Harchenko
home north of town.
Jesse Diggs of Garrison transacted
business in Benedict last week.
There were three Christmas enter
tainments given in Benedict. All
were well attended and the programs
rendered were very interesting.
very pleasant evening was spent.
They were presented with a silver of
I N. 1). Welty had the misfortune to
rupture some of the intestines of his
Hill Tin Lizzei and rather than pay a
large hospital bill for the faithful
Lizzie, he up and bought another—a
May the New Year bring you
health, wealth and happiness.
Christmas programs were given in
both churches on Christmas night. The
platforms were very prettily decorat
ed with red and white and the trees
were lighted with the colored lights.
The programs were well rendered and
showed much work on the part of the
.lake Renseh left Saturday for Car
rington, N. 1).
I'aul Dobrenski and Philip Scheidt
have each installed a radio in their
Mi-, and Mrs. Roy Barnes are spend
ing their vacation with relatives in
The schools are closed for the next
two weeks and the teachers as well
as the pupils will enjoy this much
The stores now close at 6:30 p.m.
Miss Nora Coney and Tracy Thomp
son, two promnient young people of
Makoti, were quietly married in Mi
not last Wednesday. They will make
their home in Makoti. Congratula
The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Will Hoff has been very ill the
ipast few days but at present is slight
Carl Noss and family spent Xmas
at the Robt. Otterness home.
The Earl Butler family are enter
taining his three sisters, Carrie, Clara
and Eva of Plaza.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Don Bivins,
Monday, Dec. 25, a son
Earl Mendenhall left last week for
I his home in Montana.
Mrs. Ole Soum left Friday for Tur
tie Lake, Wis., to spend the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Mrs. E. Bunker and daughters, Ruth
and Jean, are visiting in Highland
G. G. Reilly came home Saturday
from Minot where he has been on the
jury for several weeks.
The annual family reunion of the
Bivins family was held this week at
the home of E. B. Bivins. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Web
ster and son Teddy, Lee from Out
look, Mont., Mr. and Mrs. Nels Peter
son and sons Paul and Allen, Mr. and
Mrs. Cliark Streeper and children,
Mona and Claude from Newman town
ship, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bivins
and Don Bivins from Willis township.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Long and fam
ily spent Dec. 25 at Logan with Mr.
and Mrs. Myron Pearson. Mr. and
Our New Year
To do the right thing, at the
right time, in the right way to
do some things better than they
have ever been done before to
eliminate errors to know both
sides of the question to be cour
teous to be an example to work
for the love of working to an
ticipate requirements to develop
resources to recognize no im
pediments to master circum
stances to act from reason rath
er than from rule to be satisfied
with nothing short of perfection.
THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
Mrs. Pearson just returned last week
from an extended visit in Ohio, where
the two men spent their boyhood.
Little Frances Pettys has been ser
iously ill for the past week and is still
under the doctor's care.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Taylor left last
week for Peoria, 111., to spend a two
months' vacation at their old home.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gadbaw and
children, were at Mr. and Mrs. Gad
baw's Sr. for Christmas dinner.
Vftn. Putney of Minot visited at
Harvery Gadbaw's Saturday. From
there he went to Henry Good's for
the holiday week.
F. M. Long has been slightly upder
the weather for the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Norville Merrick and
children, Mr. Stacy and son Bert, were
guests at the home of Dale Merrick
Johnny Stacy is helping Claud Ir
win with his chores.
A1 Trains is home from his extended
stay on the jury at Minot.
Roy Bunker went to Fargo Saturday
to spend Xmas with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Bunker held a
family reunion Xmas day. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Manna
Register and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Clar
ence Trapp and children, and Mr. and
Mrs. John Bunker.
A neighborhood Xmas tree was giv
en at the home of J. S.- Baker. After
a sumptuous repast and an excellent
program Old Santa made his appear
ance and delighted the children.
Neighbors present were: Harvey Gad
baw and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don
Bivins, G. G. Rielly's children, Gladys
Burnell and Blanche Long, Neal Byl
and family, E. Bunker and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bivins, Mr. and
Mrs. Clark Streeper and children, Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Webster and son, and
Guy and Mary Bivins.
Former U. S. Senatorial Aspirant
Narrowly Escapes Death in
Herman N. Midtbo had just finished
loading a small load of coal on a bas
ket hay rack from a car on the side
track at Coulee, N. D., and was put
ting off some box car grain bin doors
he had used to save the coal from
scattering when his team became
scared of the incoming freight coming
up behind on the main track about
30 feet away to the left, thus shutting
off all chances of getting away, the
team being between the main track
and the side track filled with cars.
The young man he has asked to hold
the horses while he was putting off
the doors Jet go of the team as soon
as they started to move.
Midtbo ran forward over the coal,
grabbed the lines, slipped and pulled
back. Then the right line broke,
leaving Midtbo with the left line only
and the moving train on his left. The
team swerved to the right, running
with the train, straight for the box
cars 40 feet away watching the mov
ing train only.
A spectator relates: "I then wit
nessed a most amazing interlude that
for exhibition of courage, cool nerve,
resourcefulness, keen and alert minds
in danger surpasses my former con
ception of same. To jump to the
right meant death, the destruction of
the sled and hay rack and God only
knows what would have become of the
team. To jump to the left Midtbo
would have to go over coal and a big
box in the right hand corner with per
haps injury to him and the loss of his
When the line broke, Midtbo seemed
to take in the whole situation at once,
scanning the stationary cars and the
moving train. He then did a most
amazing thing—he pulled the resisting
team by the left line he now had
towards the train, speaking cool and
assuringly to them. This checked
them somewhat and when the rack
got within an inch or so of the moving
cars, he eased on the line and the
team again swerved to the right, in
creasing their speed. He then quick
ly pulled them to the train, jerked the
line, spoke again reasurring to them,
vaulted the. hay rack basket and in two
bounds had the right horse by the
head and it was soon all over. A
little damage had been done to the
basket part of the rack.
When Midtbo was asked why he
took this chance he cooly said: ""It
was the least dangerous course to
take. I had to stop the team before
they went wild and got up speed and
a horse will never, even in excitement
run int othe moving object that caus
ed its fright."
Midtbo has been a U. S. Senatorial
aspirant in North Dakota and now re
sides on his farm near Donnybrook.
For many years he lived in Minot.—
Dr. J. R. Pence Now Heads Kitf anians
The Kiwanians had installation of
their officers for the ensuing year, at
the meeting this' week at the Episco
pal dining hall, and as the old offi
cers stepped out the new took, cnarge
of affairs. While the past year has
seen many achievements in the club
circles, it is foreseen that the coming
year of 1923 'will even excel 1922 by
far. The new officers are J. R.
Pence, president Dr. E. J. DeMots,
vice president, and B. A. Balerud,
treasurer. Visitors at the meeting
were Frederick Lewis who favored the
club with several line selections in
instrumental music, and John H. Lew
is, S. F. Langord, J. F. McGuire, Dave.
Mair, W. C. Stephen, Harold True
blood, and Roland Brooks. The at
tendance prize given by O. B. Herig
stad was awarded to Sam Morgans
J. C. Huyck told an awful story. Dr.
Andy Carr, the young politician, gave
a paper on the subject "An Election".
Carl N. Cox acted as chairman. The
retiring officers for the past year are
Carl N. Cox, president John J. Coyle,
vice president, and A. H. Kurth, treas-
Velva Tailors Charged With Assault
ter McCutcheon, who operate a tailor
shop in Velva, were placed under ar
rest Thursday, charged with assault
and battery. John Brauer, "Dutch
John", is the complaining witness.
The complaint charges that the boys
.called at the restaurant of Mr. Brauer
late Wednesday night and gave him
a terrific beating without cause or pre
vious provocation. They will be tak
en to Towner by the sheriff where ai
hearing will be held.
To Our Patrons
We wish to thank all our patrons
for their liberal patronage during
1922 and hope that the coming
year will bring peace, prosperity
and happiness to you all.
First International Bank
A Good New Years
THE UNION NATIONAL BANK
Minot, N. D.
ITH the closing of the most prosperous
year in our business career we ex
tend to all of our friends a sincere
appreciation of their splendid pa
tronage in the past.
The success ofv1922 will spur us
to even greater efforts during the
We extend best wishes for a very
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Leland Department Store
December 28, 1922