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CHILDREN'S CODE COMMISSION
PLAN BETTER HOMES IN STATE
"A widespread interest has_ been
manifested thruout the state in the
report and recommendations of the
North Dakota Children's Code com
mission," says Dr. Alex. J. McCannel
of Minot, a member of the commission.
"The commission's report has been
circulated widely—10,000 or 12,000
copies of the booklet having been dis
tributed thruout the state—and these
are being read and discussed freely.
The press has commented frequently
and at length upon the program which
•will be submitted to the legislature at
the coming session. It is believed
that support for the program will be
general as it came in response to a
notable popular demand and embodies
matters which interst every good citi
zen, especially everj father and
"We all want society to operate
more smoothly, to see better homes
and cleaner communities, better func
tioning schools and every boy and girl
given the best possible chance in life.
It is to cover these points and others
that the commission has worked. The
proposals made are neither partisan,
radical, nor expensive. They embody
the best thot and discoveries of ex
perts in child and social welfare.
"When it is found that the present
juvenile court system, for example,
does not meet the needs and does not
cover the state, it is obvious that the
step to take is to remedy the defect
and make a-new attempt. If a new
law can improve the school attendance
of children, why not make it a statute
at once? If a law covering^ protec
tion of children is entirely lacking, it
is the plainest right to promptly enact
such a law.
"The commission's program covers
the defective children, including crip
ples, which need special treatment,
and also aims to bolster up and make
more effective the homes of the people
taking children away from them only
in extreme cases. It likewise seeks to
safeguard normal children in a more
efficient manner and in every way to
contribute to better citizenship and
fewer public burdens in the future.
Therefore we believe the proposed
measures should have the active sup
port of every progressive and public
Henry D. Harris, who settled in
Granville in 1902, passed away at the
home of a daughter at Forest City,
Ta., Dec. 13.
Just received a car of fresh
frozen PICKEREL FISH.
For sale in box lots only.
Call at the
Minot Hide & Fur Co.
*€30 A L*
are wanted at high prices. All
other furs and hides are com
manding good prices.
We do all kinds of tanning.
list at the old reliable
Minot Hide & For Co.
222 to 228 Central Ave. East,
Licensed to Wed
jGarfield W. Rode, 21 and Erna M.
Krueger, 18, both of Ryder. Mr. Rode
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rode
of Berkley, Cal., and is
with his father and brother, Paul, in
a garage at Ryder. Miss Krueger is
the daughter of a well known Ryder
John A. Taylor, 34, Strongeld,
Sask., and Elizabeth Perlichek, 22,
married by Judge Murray.
Thomas H. Mauland, 27, Fortuna
and Carrie B. Pierce, 21, Kenmare.
Married by Judge Murray.
Daniel W. King, 41, .Drady, and
Aurelia Mattern, 21, Ray, N. D. Mar
ried Dee. 2(! by Judge Murray.
Ernest R. McNeal, 25, Kenmare,
and Opal J. Jensen, 20, Bowbells.
Married by Judge Murray.
Wm. G. Ehlevs Jr. and Drusilla
Billion. Married by Judge Murray on
Wilfred A. Dickerson, 29, and Mabel
F. Weberg, 2G, Ambrose. Married by
John W. Limke, 25, and Viola Sart
Ingwald Ingolfland, 28, and Esther
Losby, 23, both of Des Lacs.
Harry PopofF, 27, and Agnes Lush
enko, If), Minot. Married by Judge
Roy W. Brown and Margaret Lin
Leslie G. Brekke, Vienna, S. D., 25,
and Gladys Opland, 21, Des Lacs.
Married by Judge Murray.
Hector J. Pressley, Havre, Morit.,
and Mrs. Bertha Vollbright, 30, Mi
Knights Templar Observe Christmas
The annual Christmas Observances
by .members of DeMolay Commandery
No. 10, Knights Templar, at 11
o'clock on Christmas morning, were
well attended. The services were in
charge of the Commander, R. W.
Pence. The program opened with
the singing of America. Appropri
ate Christmas music was rendered by
a violin trio, John E. Howard, Lafe
Flaten and J. H. Colton. A male
quartette, E. S. Person, J. H. Colton,
V. E. Stenersen and Lafe Flaten sang
several numbers, with Chas. Simmons
at the piano, and Mr. Colton rendered
a solo. The story of the Christ child
was read by the Prelate, A. D. Mc
Cannel, who delivei-ed a short address
on "The Spirit of Christ for 1923".
Telegrams were received from the
various Commanderies in the state
and others sent in return. Toasts
were given for the Grand Commander,
the Most Eminent Grand Master and
The services, somewhat different
this year than ever before, were con
sidered an improvement.
Judge Murray Married His First
Couple in 1892
Judge Wm. Murray showed the In
dependent man a copy of Book A, of
marriages, for Ward county, contain
ing the record of the license of the
first couple the Judge ever married in
Ward county. This was back in May
16, 1892, and since that time the
Judge has married thousands of cou
ples. The names of the contracting
parties were Miss Aggie Fenell and
W. F. Welch, both of Gilby, N. D.
John Keiffer was judge of Ward coun
ty at the time and Mr. Murray was
Justice of the Peace.
John McJannet, who has been dead
for years, was the coroner and under
taker at that time. Following the
marriage that night, Mr. Murray was
called to the northern part of the vil
lage to place in a casket a young wo
man 19 years old who had
away the same evening.
Minot Girl Nearly Drowns
Miss Lena Mosher, who is employed
in this city, left for her home south of
Devils Lake Saturday to spend a
week with her parents. Her father
met her at the train and they started
for home in a sleigh. It was neces
sary to cross the big la^e on the ice
•and in doing so, the horses broke thru
the ice three times and nearjy drown
ed, but managed to reach the other
shore. Miss Mosher and her father
had a very narrow escape and they
became thoroly soaked with the icy
John La Due Severely Injured
John La Due, 12-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs-S. J. La Due, was severely
injured Wednesday while coasting
down a hill back of the Kemper
home. His head struck a rock and he
has been in an unconscious condition
most of the time since. Doctors be
lieve that he is suffering from concus
sion of the brain but say that he will
No. 1 Northern $1.08
Dr. A. A. Martineau Located in
Dr. A. A. Martineau, who has op
erated as a dentist in Minot for sev
eral years, lias located at Rolette, his
family leaving this city last Friday.
The doctor and his family leave many
friends here who regret their de
Tasker Man an Inventor
John Verzatt of Tasker, has invent
ed a poison distributor to be used in
scattering poison to kill gophers. He
has engaged Frank R. Wilson, an in
ventor of a patent lawn mower, to
market his device.
H. L. Vassar and Henry Luther of
Glenburn, were visitors in the city
THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
Farmers Filed Petitioners in Bank
Several farmers living in one
neighborhood southeast of Minot, have
filed petitions in bankruptcy. They
are: Emanuel Schoenwald, Adam
Schoenwald, of Max B. R. Klinner,
Arthur Klinner and N. O. Golly of
Remains of Mrs. Casley Interred at
The remains of Mrs. D. J. Casley,
associated who passed away at her home in Minot
last week, was taken to her old home,
Faribault, Minn., where the funeral
was held Tuesday. The remains
were accompanied by the husband and
the two brothers of the deceased.
Weds Burlington Girl
Miss Viola Sartwell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sartwell of Bur
lington, was united in marriage by
Judge Wm. Murray, Saturday, to
Jack Lemke, who is connected with a
road construction company.
Development Ass'n. to Meet Here
The tentaive date for the annual
meeting of the Northwestern North
Dakota Development Association to be
held in Minot. is Jan. 9.
About 400 Civil War Men and Widows
North Dakota now has only about
400 Civil war veterans o.r their wid
ows left in the state.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hayford and daugh
ter, Helen, of Minneapolis, are visit
ing with the former's parents, Rev.
and Mrs. W. C. Hunter.
Regular dinners (every day
in the w:eek) 40o and up
We cater to the farmer trade.
Short orders a specially.
Try a cup of our COFFEE
THE EAT SHOP
Woman Fractures Ankle
Mrs. Carl 10. Wilkin, slipped on an
icy sidewalk Dec. 19, and fractured
her ankle. She is now able to be
about the house on crutches.
Ciirl Playing Pool Ordered front Town
When Fargo police found Margaret
Cowan, 25, playing pool with the boys
What is investment-saving?: This term simply
means the selection of a sound, good income-paying
security, its purchase and the payment therefor on
the monthly payment plan.
A great many of our 25,000 shareholders have ac
quired their dividend paying interest in this com
pany in precisely this way.
Our plan is fair, convenient and they knew that
the company has paid full dividends on its preferred
stock, without interruption, every three months,
since organization in 1909.
They know that they will receive their dividend
checks regularly four times a year—on the 20th day
of January, April, July and October.
piness and Prosperity.
in a billiard hall there, they ordered
her i'runi town—and she got.
The Misses Helen and Genevieve
Murphy, daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Pat Murphy of Donnybrook, who are
teaching school at Palermo, were in
the city Saturday enroute home to
spend the holiday vacation.
We thank you for your patronage during the year just
passed and trust that our future relations may be equally
pleasant. May the year 1923 bring you Health, Hap
ROGERS LUMBER CO.
The Romance of Investment-Saving
ELBERT HUBBARD SAID: Saving is the revelation of the moral power to govern one
self He who does not determine to save will always be the victim of circum
stances What you save will furnish you the necssary force to dictate or refuse con
ditions When a man produces more than he consumes, receives more than he
spends, life is fruitful he is filled with courage, with noble ambitions, animation and
There are many features of an investment in Northern
States Power Company of particular interest to women,
Our Investment Department is always glad to explain
these advantages in detail.
NORTHERN STATES POWER CO.
Telephone 1200 Minot, No. Dak.
AN INVESTMENT BACKED BY 13 YEARS OF STEADY DIVIDENDS
Confidence in genuine investment values is prop
erly based on certain definite factors.
When one can invest direct in a great and growing
business, with 13 years of uninterrupted preferred
stock dividends, many elements of uncertainty are
The ready marketability of the security is a mat
ter of common knowledge, and the security itself
stands up under the closest scrutinization. They
realize that their money is invested in extensions and
improvements to supply an ever-increasing demand
for necessary services.
They know that any service organization with
thousands of home shareholders must understand its
business and know how to please the public.
December 28, 1922
Geo. Iluechler, poundmaster of New
man Township, Sawyer, N. I)., R. No.
2, has taken up 12 head of ho,rses on
the 10t.h day of December. Grays and
biiys and some black ones and two
sorrels apparently young horses, One
may have same by paying- for ad and