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transferring of Officer, Which
Brought His Resignation,
to Be Probed
Washington, Mar. 15.—(ff)—An in
vestigation to determine why the
■United States navy department has
lagged behind other nations in the
development of fast pursuit and bomb
ing planes will be begun shortly by
It will be made by a sub-committee
Of the senate naval affairs committee,
headed by Senator Tydings, Demo
crat, Maryland. Other members will
be Senator Waterman, Republican,
Colorado, and Senator Sullivan, Re
publican, Wyoming.
They have been appointed by Chair
man Hale, of the naval committee to
conduct hearings on a resolution by
Tydings calling for an inquiry into
the “conditions surrounding the type,
speed and comparability of fast pur
suit and bombings planes with those
of other nations and all other matters
pertaining thereto."
It is planned, also, to investigate
the reasons for transferring Lieuten
ant Alford J. Williams, navy speed
flyer, to sea duty, after he had been
conducting experiments Intended to
develop fast seaplanes. Williams re
signed from the navy after he had
been ordered to sea duty. Tyding’s
resolution said the order “had the
effect of causing his resignation and
bringing his valuable experiments to
an end.”
Tydings explained today that his
resolution was not intended to “pick
a quarrel with the navy.” “All lam
after is the facts,” he asserted. “The
navy department may be entirely Jus
tified in everything it has done.”
George Will, President, Out in
Statement Urging Need of
Proposed Building
Formal approval, voicing the fact
that the board of county commission- j*
ers is not perfunctorily back of the g€
new court house proposal but favors
its ratification by the voters Tuesday, h ,
was given the proposed $250,000 bond
issue, today, by George Will, president
of the board, in a statement issued |
over his signature. Of the proposed J
' new building, his statement said: i
“Lest there be some misunderstand- J
ing as to the attitude of the county
commissioners toward the new court
house, I should like to make the fol
lowing statement, both on behalf of
the other members of the board and
of myself: fl
“The board, of course, felt itself
practically under a mandate to bring *
the matter up, owing both to personal
appeals to its members from all sides n
and to the recommendation of the *
grand jury a year ago. In addition, J
the board has recognized, perhaps L
better than anyone else except the
county officers, the really shocking P
conditions existing in the building. »
• More than once the matter of new v
and safe vault space outside the pres- f:
ent building to accommodate one of- L
lice or several has been investigated a
* and estimates obtained and the re- s
suits in expense and Inconvenience I
have been so hopeless that such plans
had to be abandoned. 1<
“Every member of board knows that j
the building is a fire trap of the y
worst sort, unsanitary and unhealthy, <
that the county records are in danger j
every minute and that the Jail, in (
spite of every effort to take care of j
it, is dangerous and filthy. 1
“Further, the heating plant is ex
pensive to operate beyond all reason, ,
inefficient, and far from safe under
the general conditions of the anti- «
quated basement. ,
“Furthermore, it is felt that we
have done well in divorcing the com
munity building from the court house.
We have the two buildings, each
built entirely for the purpose for
which it is intended and each
thoroughly efficient for its own pur
pose, with no sacrifice of efficiency to
make it fit with an altogether dif
ferent type of need, at a cost no 1
greater than that of the single com
binatton budding, where county work
and public business would be contin
ually subject to the interuptions ami
inconveniences of community activi
ties. Minot and Valley City have
paid about $500,000 each for such
> combination buildings. Bismarck
can have a magnificent community
building and a handsome, well
• planned, roomy and dignified court
house, all at a cost of not over $450,-
000, and perhaps less.
“I am sure that I voice the opinion
of every member of the board when
I express our unqualified approval of
the new court house proposal.
“George Will.”
injured in fall off horse
Herman Jaton, Denhoff, sustained
a dislocated shoulder when he fell
from a horse hi was riding recently.
Jaton has been a patient at the Pete
Gesellchen home at Goodrich since
receiving the injury.
f The police picked up a 16-year-old
Mercer girl on the streets Friday
night, on a charge of vagrancy. Po
lice Magistrate Ed S. Allen referred
the caw to Judge Fred Jansonlus and
iSI “iU l» arraigned In Juvenile
court. •
Berlin.— Dr. Leopold Heine of the
Eve Clinic at Kiel has developed a
new type of eyeglassw. These glasses,
made in the shape of the eye, fit un
der the lid in such a manner that the
lid hides them on closing. Tears keep
the eyes from becoming irritated.
I unfair exchange
Columbus, O.— Burglars recently
broke into a department store and
“traded” in their old clothes for new
nn.« The owner of the store, on ar
riving at his place of business, found
that they had taken $57 worth of
clothing. They had left their old
shoes in exchange for new ones. Po
lice kept the old shoes as dews. *
Russia Buys Seed Com Here
Carload of seed com shipped from here to Soviet Russia by Oscar H. Wi
and company for launching corn growing in central portion, where climai
and seasons correspond to those of North Dakota.
Trial of Will Company Varieties
Convinces Soviets It Is
Their Type
Corn has been grown in southern
Russia for several centuries but the
varieties grown there are such as are
grown in Ohio and Illinois. In cen
tral Russia the claim always was con
sidered too late for corn, Just as it
was in North Dakota not so many
years ago.
During the past ten years, however,
many agricultural scientists from
Russia have been visiting and study
ing in this country, and they have
heard of the early and hardy varie
ties of corn grown in the Northwest.
In fact, a number of them have per
sonally visited Bismarck to inspect
the breeding plots and contract corn
fields of Oscar H. Will & Co., and
the Mandan experiment station.
As a result of these visits, trial or
ders of such Burleigh county varie- 1
ties as Falconer, Gehu, Dakota and j
Burleigh County Mixed have been
sent from here to Russia for the past
five or six years.
Apparently the trials of these
hardy types of com in central and
north central Russia have been suc
cessful, for this year the pioneer seed
house has been called upon to fur
nish a full carload of Falconer, Da
kota white flint and Burleigh County
mixed flint for export from New
Every package consisted of one
sack within another, sewed, stencilled
with variety name, grade, soviet im
port number and order number, to
gether with a serial number for each
sack, and the whole shipment had to
have accompanying it some 22 separ
ate documents of various kinds.
Jennie C. Hagen, 44,
Daughter of Pioneer
County Family, Dies
Jennie C. Hagen, 44, ill for more
than a year, died ui 11 o’clock this
morning. Arrangements for the
funeral are for the body to lie in
state at the Webb chapel from 7 to
10 tonight, the services then to be
held at the First Presbyterian church
at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon.
These will be conducted by Rev. F. E.
Logee. Interment will be at Wilton.
Miss Hagen was the daughter of a
pioneer couple of Burleigh county,
Mr. and Mrs. Martin 8. Hagen, and
was born at Painted Woods. The
father died three years ago, but Mrs.
Louise Hagen, the mother still lives,
at Wilton. Except for a short time
spent in Fargo and Minneapolis, Miss
Hagen made her home in Bismarck.
Brothers and sisters whom she
leaves are Ruth O. Hagen, Rochester,
Minn.; Mrs. W. R. (Carol) Grabar
keweitz, Embden, N. D.; Mrs. Earl
(Irene) L. King, Riverton, Wyoming;
Viola E. Hagen, Wilton; Mrs. G.
Olglerson, 811 Avenue E, Bismarck;
Harold M. Hagen, Fargo, and Rudolph
E. and Gunder L. Hagen, Wilton.
Pour months of her year of illness
were spent abed by Miss Hagen. 9
New Machines Bring
Changes in Force at
Western Union Office
O. A. Vesperman returned last eve
ning from Fremont, Nebr., where, for
the past two months he has been
studying at the Western Union Sim
plex Training school.
Mr. Vesperman will again assume
active charge of the local Western
Union office, which is now being
equipped with the new “Simplex”
printers. The new machines are ex
pected to be in use by tonight.
O. P. Durfee, relief manager, has
been in charge of the Bismarck office
during the last four months, while
the manager E. H. L. Vesperman is
spending the winter season in Cali
fornia. Mr. Vesperman is not expect
ed back until the latter part of April.
E. L. Anderson, morse operator. Is
being transferred to the office at Vir
ginia. Minn., where Morse operation
is still in effect. Before going to Vir
ginia, Mr. Anderson will spend a two
weeks’ vacation with his parents at
Dell Foster, Warroad, Minn.,
will be retained as relief operator
during the vacation season.
• Minneapolis, Mar. 14.—(AP) —Clar-
enoe Mavis, 36, and a man believed
to beCarl Tygum, about 40, of Kill
deer, N. D., were found dead from
illuminating gas poisoning at a room
taghousehere. The coroner held
the deaths were accidental, being
caused by gas eeeaplng from a light
Washington, Mar. 15.—<AV-Chippe
wa Indian children in publie and
private schools would Be clothed from
tribal funds the year around under
a bill introduced in the house by
Congressman Harold Btoutson of
Berlin. —Since the rocket erase has
hit the transportation industry, every
thing has been propelled by rockets.
Now an inventor has devised a mo
torcycle which is propelled by rock
ets. The cycle is first started by
pedaling and then when the cyclist is
going fast enough, the rockets are
shot off, pushing the cycle along at a
high rate of speed.
No Lions Luncheon
St. Patrick’s Monday;
Dinner in Evening
There will be no Lions luncheon,
Monday noon. This is due to the
club celebrating St. Patrick’s day,
Monday evening, with a stag party at
the den under the G. P.
A program will be put on in addi
tion to the dinner. John F. Sulli
van will give his talk on prohibition
brought up to date as a result of the
Literary Digest poll.
The members have been divided
into two membership teams under
the captaincy of Sofus Robertson and
Abe Tolchlnsky, and the one turning
in the lesser number of recruits will
have to pay the dinner bill.
Northwest States and Counties
Will Spend $236,461,727
on Highways
Washington, Mar. 15. —(AP) —Plans of
states and their counties to spend
$250,000,000 more for highway con
struction during 1930 than was spent
last year today were cited by the de
partment of agriculture as evidence
of cooperation with President Hoover
in his request for enlarged construc
tion programs to relieve unemploy
Roads contemplated this year by
state and local authorities, the de
partment's bureau of public roads re
ported, total $1,601,187,455, of which
$937,500,455 will go for construction |
and maintenance of state highways .
and $663,667,000 as estimated, for i
local roads and bridges. |
“The states of greatest population
and industrialization in which un
employment, naturally, is greatest,
show the highest contemplated ex
penditures,” the report said.
The expenditures planned on im
provement of state and local roads
were given by sections as follows:
i New Yor’j. New Jersey, and Penn
sylvania—s374,B3s,3lo; Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin,
$303,696,000; Minnesota, lowa. Mis
souri, North Dakota South Dakota,
Nebraska, and Kansas. $236,461,727;
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West
Virginia, North Carolina, South Caro
lina. Georgia, and Florida, $182,-
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and
Texas, $154,100,000; Washington, Ore
gon, and California $121,590,000; Ken
tucky, Tennessee. Alabama, and Mis
sissippi, $101,992,000; Maine, New
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, and Connecticut,
$75,430,000; Montana. Idaho, Wyom
ing, Colorado, New Mexico. Arizona,
Utah and Nevada, $50,190,000.
Mrs. C; Willis, 82, Dies
At Home of Brother
Jacob Hoerner Here
Mrs. Catherine Willis, 82. one of
the older residents of Bismarck,
though not of the pioneers, died at 3
o’clock this morning at the home of
her brother, Jacob Hoerner, 705 West
Rosser avenue.
Funeral arrangements are for serv
ices at 8 o’clock Sunday morning at
St. Mary’s Catholic church and in
terment at St. Mary’s cemetery. Din
ing the hours of 2 to 5 and 7 to 9,
Sunday, the body will rest at the
Tschumperlin funeral parlors for
friends to pay their last respects.
Mrs. Willis was a widow, her hus
band having died about 14 years ago.
She was born in New York city, the
daughter of Jacob Hoerner, sr.. a na
tive of Alsace, and came to Bismarck
about 15 years ago. She leaves her
brother, at whose home she died.
Going to Work
Bfriymgn Vilma Chlumetzkii (say it
fasti) has turned her pretty back on
the luxurious side of Austria’s aristo
cratic society—and is seeking a career
in social welfare work This is a new
portrait of her. One of Europe’s most
widely known beauties, she is a kin oi
Tires and Wheels Are Biggest
Problems Now In Speedy
Land Travel
Daytona Beach, Fla., Mar. 15.—(APT
—Prediction that a land speed of
300 miles per hour or more would be
established within the next few years
was made today by Kaye Don, Brit
ish race car driver, here awaiting
favorable beach and weather condi
tions to make an assault upon the
world’s automobile straightaway rec
ord of 231 miles an hour.
He declared he could make no
estimate of what the actual land
speed limit would be but said that
with the present rapid development
in the automobile industry the time
is not far distant when the present
record would be considered “slow.”
“Just what the exact limit will be,”
he said, “is something no one knows.
When Sir Henry Segrave did 231 here
last year the world was astounded
and declared the mark never would
be surpassed. Since he has done 231
it is not unreasonable for some one to
do 240 or 250 or 300 or more.
“Really the most important detail
of a high speed car is its tires, in the
final analysis. For a car can be only
as fast as its tires will permit. There
is nothing on the car that will be sub
ject to greater stress than , the tires.
I have been assured that the tire
equipment on my car will be safe up
to 300 miles an hour.
“When speed records higher than
that are set I believe some new de
parture in tire construction must be
made to withstand the terrific cen
trifugal force exerted by wheels
traveling at that speed. Probably the
day then will come when steel tires
or some material other than rubber
will be used.
Indications are that it will be at
least Monday before weather and
i beach conditions will permit the Eng
i lish driver to make test runs and
probably the middle of next week
before the actual official record
breaking attempt can be staged.
Alfred Gibbs, 8, Drowned Feb
22; Body of Companion
Still Missing
Northfield, Minn., Mar. 15.—(AP)—
The body of Alfred Gibbs. 8, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gibbs, North
field. who with Emil Exner, 10. son
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Exner.
drowned February 22, was recovered
about 10 feet from the dam in the
Canon river today.
The body was discovered by John
Fremouw and George Ostermeier.
who have been conducting the search
ing. They are continuing dragging
the river in an effort to find the body
of the Exner boy. Mayor K. J. Mc-
Kenize had offered a reward of SIOO
for the recovery of each body.
Dr. W. H. Robilliard, Faribault,
Rice county coroner, has been noti
fied. >
South Side Negroes
Nabbed as Vagrants,
Fined and Sentenced
Complaints about vagrant negroes
hanging around the south side to the
annoyance of residents led to a po
lice expedition across the tarcks, Fri
day night, and Chief Chris J. Mar
tineson rounded up seven of the
In police court they gave as their
names, Henderson Boyd, Stella Dal
court, Albert Mills, Kitty Harris, Ella
Mills, Clarence Harris and Henry
Police Magistrate Ed S. Atyen sen
tenced each to 60 days in jail and a
fine, on charges of vagrancy and dis
Each of the sentenced prisoners was
given until Wednesday to adjust per
sonal affairs and then appear to serve
their sentence. .
Michigan Fugitive
Picked Up by Police
May Be Let Go Free
An escaped fugitive from Flint,
Michigan, was picked up here by
Police Chief J. Martineson, last night,
in the person of John Smith, alias,
Anthony Stambulich, on request of
C. J. Savarda, chief of police there.
Another message came from Torwal
Kallerson, Gladstone, Michigan, chief
of police, annoucing that the author
ities would hardly care to bring the
fugitive back. Chief Martineson is
awaiting final word as to what dis
posal to make of the prisoner.
* City-County Briefs j
* J. J. HodMlter, Steele, was a visitor
in the city yesterday.
David J. Hull, of the Hill Insurance
company, Fargo, is in the city.
W. E. Lahr, Fargo auto dealer, is
spending the day here on business.
Fred Jefferis, editor and publisher
of the Washburn Leader, is a visitor
in Bismarck today. »
Rev. Clarence Van Horn, Minot, is
spending a few days in Bismarck and
Mandan on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G.. Odegard of the
Washburn Telephone company, were
visitors in the city today.
R. J. J. Montgomery and E. W.
Homing, Tappen, county commission
ers of Kidder county, left last eve
ning for their homes after transact
ing business in the city.
Harry Cunningham will leave Mon
day for Mitchell, 8. D., where he has
accepted a position with the Mitchell
Motor company, Oakland-Fontiac
dealers. Mr. Cunningham has been
with the Provident Life Insurance
company for the past year, and previ
ously for four years was employed by
the Stair Motor company here.
Everybody Says Burleigh County
Needs a New Court House
Crowding brings chaos and disorder.
They don’t show that there is only one cell for women in the jail, where
as many as eight have been confined at one time.
They don’t show the un
healthful, unsanitary kit
chen and toilet facilities.
They don’t show that the
mice have been making
meals of the public records.
They don’t show the nau
seating odors that rise con
tinually out of the ancient
They don’t show that a fire would bring about confusion in titles, judg
ments and probate records and would cost you twice as much as a new court
The sheriffs office. The large crack in the wall is typical
of the walls generally throughout the building. Many of
these are not mere plaster cracks. They extend through the
Remember Next Tuesday Is the Day
brick walls.
County auditor’s office. The files in the corner contain your
important records. They have no fire protection whatever.
The pictures shown here
tell some of the «tory but
they, actually flatter the
present building.
They show only to a small
extent the crowded quar
ters, the dingy atmosphere,
the cracked walls and most
important of all, your un
protected records. They
don’t show how the rain
comes through the ceilings
in summer and how the
wind whistles through the
cracks in winter.
They don’t show how the
floors have rotted and
warped, how the walls have
crumbled and cracked, and
how one of the main arches
has broken and sagged.
We couldn’t tell you all
that is wrong with your
courthouse if we talked as
fast as Floyd Gibbons from
now to election day. You
Know You Need a New
One. Go and look at
the present tumbledown
building and see how badly
you need it. You will then
go to the polls at the Elec
tion on the Bond Issue next
Tuesday, March 18th and
Vote “YES” Twice. Bring
your friends with you and
you will get your new build

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