OCR Interpretation


The Bismarck tribune. [volume] (Bismarck, N.D.) 1916-current, March 12, 1931, Image 1

Image and text provided by State Historical Society of North Dakota

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042243/1931-03-12/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

North' Dakota’s
Oldest Newspaper
ESTABLISHED 1873
Hold Dawson Man In Shooting
Beautu Motif Adovted for Automobile Show
FLOWERS AND GIRLS
TO VIE FOR HONORS
WITH 1931 MACHINES
Annul Capital City Auto Institu
tion Is Arranged for
\ \
March 20 and 21
*
EIGHT DEALERS ENTERED
i- - %
Leading Business Houses Will
Display Wares in Connec
tion With Show
Flowers, beautiful automobiles and
beautiful girls will vie for attention
at the Bismarck automobile show
opening Friday, March 20, Theodore
Quanrud, general chairman of the
committee In charge, said Thursday.
The show will close Saturday night. "
First and foremost, of course, will
be the 1931 models of the leading
makes of automobiles which will be
displayed on the main floor of the
World War Memorial building.
Eight different dealers expect to
display approximately 35 motorcars
and prospective purchasers will be
able to see the newest creations of
Auto Show Proves
Springtime Is Here
If there were no other means
of ascertaining the fact, readers
of The Tribune today would
know that spring Is Just around
the comer—lf It hasn’t actually
been with us all winter.
With today’s Issue The Tribune
presents Its annual automobile
show edition, a sure sign that the
meadowlarks soon will be sing
ing and the great outdoors will
be calling to the men behind the
steering wheels of the nation’s
motor cars.
the engineers side by side. The ma
chines will be shined and polished to
the nth degree and will hold the cen
ter of the stage.
(Continued on page nine)
SAY GIRL SUFFERED
Bill WITH BOTTLE
Kirkland Attorney Says Jealous
Girl Friend Had Struck
Arlene Draves
Valparaiso, Ind., March 12.
A story that Arlene Draves, 18, died
from wounds resulting from being
struck over the head with a milk
bottle in the hands of a Jealous girl
friend, and not from bruises inflicted
by the convicted Virgil Kirkland, en
gaged the attention of his counsel
Thursday.
Framing their'plea for a new trial,
to be presented to Judge Grant
Crumpacker Monday, Defense Attor
ney Barratt O’Hara said that he was
seeking the witness responsible for
this new bit of evidence.
“Before we can include this on
our new trial motion,” he said, “we
must find witnesses to present at a
new trial.”
K<ritia.r>d r who is to be sentenced to
life imprisonment Monday following
his conviction Tuesday night for the
death of the girl at the drinking
party at the Gary home of David
Thompson, was scheduled to be taken
to the state prison at Michigan City
soon after the pronouncement.
THE STORYOF
GANDHI
THE WORLD'S MOST
INTERESTING MW
JL
A story of Mahatma Gandhi, leader
of India’s 350 milUons. is beginning
on page 10 of this edition of The
Bismarck Tribune. The next three
installments of the story of this haJf
naked, penniless, almost toothless,
wisened. emaciated, tittle man will be
published in succeeding issues.
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
To Wed Austrian* 1
Closer relations should exist between
Austria and the United States now.
For Francis Lecompe Spalding, above,
of Boston, soon is to marry Miss Lor
ando Prochnin, daughter of the Aus
trian minister to this country. He Is
the son of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick
Maurice Spalding.
‘LOVE BAZAR’ PROBE
SHIFTS TO SCENE OF
ITS ORIGINAL EXPOSE
Prosecutors Attempt to Ferret
Out More Information ip
Los Angeles
San Diego, Calif., March 12.—<AV-
Investigation of an alleged “Girl
Bazar” Which resulted In the filing of
charges against five persons, among
them. Alexander Pantojas, mUitanato*
magnate, shifted Thursday to Ism
Angeles.
San Diego deputies were sent to
Los Angeles where the original expose
was made last week, to ferret out In
formation for the prosecution of Pan
tages; John P. Mills, real estate oper
ator; Jesse H. Shreve. San Diego
business man, and William Jobel
mann, former publicity agent for
Pantages. They also seek the rearrest
of Olive Clark Day, the fifth person
Involved in the charges here.
Pantages and Mills surrendered and
were arraigned here* Wednesday.
They were released on $15,000 and
SIO,OOO bonds, respectively. Mrs. Day,
accused of operating the “Girt Bazar"
In Los Angeles, was released under
bail shortly before the local charges
were filed. Bhe, Jobelmann. and
Mills were charged with abusing a
girl there.
The appearance In court of Pan
tages, who was In Agua Caliente,
Mex., when the charges were filed,
barely forestalled his arrest In public,
a bench warrant was being prepared
when he dashed Into the courtroom.
Pantages had flung his coat over his
head to foil cameramen.
Death Calms Woman
Of Jesse James Day
Spokane, Wash., March 12.—<AP) —
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, 81,
who as a young woman participated
In the capture of the Jesse James and
Cole Younger bandit gangs, died hen
Wednesday.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick, widow of Michael
Fitzpatrick, who was a special officer
when the gangs were broken up near
Madelia, Minn., helped to stand guard
over Younger all one night.
Hay Rack Collapse
Is Fatal to Farmer
Bheldon, N. D.. March 12.—<AP)—Ole
Dale, a fanner living nine miles east
of here, was strangled to death Wed
nesday when the reach of a loaded
hay rack he was attempting to repair,
collapsed.
A neighbor found his body. Dale
was about 40 years old. >
Associated Press Drama ol Gathering
World News to Be Broadcast Saturday
New York, March 12.—(AV-
Against a backdrop of the click
and hum of high-speed telegraph
typewriters, the Associated Areas
will radio-cast Saturday night
the never-ending drama of gath
ering and distributing the news
of the world.
For half an hour, beginning at
7:30 p. m. (E. 8. T.) microphones,
set up in the general news room
of the New York headquarters,
will carry over WEAP and WJZ
with the combined chains of the
National Broadcasting system the
heart-beat of this news gathering
organisation whose arteries en
circle the globe.
Kent Cooper, General manager
of the Associated Press, will ex
plain the purpose and function
ing of the organisation. He will
be introduced by M. H. Ayles
worth. president of the National
Broadcasting company, through
whose oooperatiod the broadcast
was arranged.
THEATRE MAGNATE IS
SHOT DEAD BY WIFE
FOLLOWING QUARREL
Mrs. Fred Nixon-Nirdlinger Held
by French Police Follow
lowing Affair
SAYS HUSBAND CHOKED HER
‘lf I hadn’t Killed Him He Would
Have Killed Me,* Ameri
can Woman Sobs
Nice, France, March 12.—i/P)— Long
hours of merciless questionmg Thurs
day failed to shake the story of Mrs.
Fred G. Nixon-Nirdlinger that when
She shot and killed her husband, the
Philadelphia theatrical magnate Wed
nesday night, she killed in self
defense.
She told police that after hours of
nagging, Jealous quarreling, her
husband accused her of having an
Italian lover. Then, Just as his fing
ers clutched at her throat, leaving
vivid red marks which still were vis
ible Thursday, 'she took a revolver
she had hidden and shot four times,
two bullets finding their mark.
While Mrs. Nixon-Nirdlinger was
at the police station, other officers
searched the apartment she occupied
with her husband, scanning their cor
respondence and seeking some flaw
In the story which she tells. Their
two children, aged three and eighteen
months, who were not awakened by
the shooting, were under core of of
ficials. ,
The case has startled police,’ who
find it hard to believe the beautiful
but distraught woman before them Is
the confessed killer of her husband,
who at 54 more than doubled her 26
years.
“If X hadn’t killed him he would
have killed me,” she sobbed.
J fiends of Nixon-Nirdlinger and his
b *eW that he undoubtedly loved
hls wlfr very much but was most
Jealous. Wednesday morning he en
gaged detectives to trail her, explain
ing that he did not Intend to use any
information he might get against her
but simply wanted to know what she
was doing. .
His body Is being held at the
morgue and while she is being held
by police, no formal charges have
been filed.
SHAFER RENAMES
HE MAURER
Hat Been Serving Since March
1 Without Reappointment
at Gamt Htad
Reappointment of Burnie Maurek,
as state game and fish commissioner
was announced Thursday by Gov.
George F. Shafer.
Mr. Maurek was named to head the
one-man game and fish commission
last summer after a law to set up
such a commission was approved at
the June primary.
The appointment expired Feb. 1,
and Mr. Maurek has served since
then without being reappointed.
Appointment of a deputy to fill the
vacancy left by the resignation of
Lewis Knudson of Kenmare will take
place within a few days, according to
Mr. Maurek.
The commissioner declined to com
ment on rumors that C. Vernon Free
man of Grand Forks, speaker of the
North Dakota house in the legislature
just ended, is slated to become his
deputy.
WOULD ABOLISH NAVY
London, March 12. (A 3 ) Eleven
members of commons evidently are
willing to abolish the British navy.
Anyhow J. Klnley, left-wing lsborite,
saying that abolition of the navy
would mean the disintegration of the
empire, which would be a good thing,
moved a big cut in naval estimates.
His motion got 10 votes besides his
own.
After Mr. Cooper, George Hicks
and James Wellington, announc
ers, will make a tour of the news
room, describing the work of the
editors, reporters and operators,
through whose hands pass 387,-
000 words a day on their way to
the news columns of 1,300 mem
ber newspapers of the Associated
Press in North and South Ameri
ca and through allied news gath
ering agencies to the papers of
the old world.
A close-up of the work will be
furnished in interviews with J.
M. Kendrick, executive news
editor in charge of the news
report to morning papers, and
other editors on the news de
veloping at the moment of the
broadcast.
Accounts of how outstanding
news (events of the last few years
were covered will be part of the
program, which will be listed as
“on top of the world.”
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1931
Wicker sham Believes
Report Favored Wets
I Why Zogu Stayed j
It was rumored to be his admiration
for Baroness Marie De Janko, above,
noted Viennese beauty, that Caused
King Ahmed Zogu of Albania to pro
long his stay in Vienna against the
advice of his friends and physicians.
The monarch’s extended visit In the
Austrian capital gave would-be as
sassins an opportunity to make an
attempt on his life recently.
GANDHI WILL MAKE
SALT IN DEFIANCE
OPBRITAiSLAWS
Vv .
India Nationalist Loader to Test
Truce on Anniversary of
Disobedience
Ahmadabad, India, March 12.—(AP)
—On the first anniversary of the start
of his historic march to the sea In
the beginning of the disobedience
campaign, Mahatma Gandhi left
Ahmadabad Thursday to retrace his
route and make salt once more In
defiance of British law.
His venture will mark a test of the
truce which he arranged last week
with Viceroy Lord Irwin, one of the
terms of which was that peasants in
the salt districts be allowed to make
salt for their own use and for sale
within their own towns, though this
is a violation of the letter of the law.
It was not regarded as likely that
the British would, attempt to rearrest
Gandhi for a violation of the salt
monopoly act, but all India watched
his move. The Nationalists regard
salt makiSg as a sacred right.
Setting out from here, Gandhi went
to Borsad to address the villagers who
who accompanied him on the first
march to the sea. He will visit a
number of towns In the area, speak
ing to natives who have refused to
pay British taxes, and Saturday will
go to Dandi, where he first made salt
a year ago.
After a speaking tour In the Baroda
and Surat districts Gandhi will re
turn to Bombay March 16, spend two
days there, and then go to New Delhi
where he will attempt to unite mos
lems and hlndus in preparation for
the forthcoming second round-table
conference.
Soon thereafter Gandhi will go to
Karachi, where the All-India Nation
al congress, Nationalist organization,
will meet. Considerable opposition is
expected in the congress ranks to
terms of his truce with Lord Irwin
and a split may develop.
SPEND $6,149,800
FIXING BIG MUDDY
Allotment Announced by War
.#
Department; Other River,
Harbor Work Planned
Washington, March 12.—<#>—Al
lotment of $62319,245 for river and
harbor work in all parts of the coun
try was announced Thursday by the
war department.
The Missouri river received the
largest single allocation with $8,149,-
800 for work from Kansas City to the
mouth. Tlius far during the fiscal
year, with the present allocation, Mis
souri river allotments will total $13,-
385,000.
Among those above $1,000,000 were:
Mississippi river, between Illinois
and Wisconsin rivers, $1312,000.
Mississippi river, between Wisconsin
river and Minneapolis, $2,120,000.
Missouri river, Kansas City to
mouth. $0,140,800.
MoCLUSKY RESTAURANT OPENS
flcClusky, N. D., March 12.—8.
Gehring, formerly of Kulm, has an
nounced the opening of a cafe and
confectionery here.
Commission Head Cannot Un
derstand Why Anti-Prohi
bitionists Object
SAYS DRYS MORE TOLERANT
Denies Dry Law Study Cost
More Than *ss a Word*
irl Boston Speech
Boston, March 1?. — (JP) —Chairman
Wickersham of the law enforcement
commission Thursday Interpreted the
commission’s prohibition report as
holding more comfort for the “wets”
than the “drys.”
He expressed surprise that “the
most vehement criticism” had come
from anti-prohibition sources, adding
he thought “the ’wets’ would have
derived more encouragement from the
report and the separate statements
of the commissioners attached to It
than the ‘drys.’ ’’
The 72-year-old commission chair
man included this statement In a
luncheon address before the Boston
Chamber of Commerce.
Hitting out at various criticisms of
the prohibition report, Wickersham
asserted it was untrue that the com
mission’s conclusions and recom
mendations “were utterly at variance
with the report.”
He denied flatly statements that
the dry law study had cost $500,000,
or “upwards of $5 a word.” The to
tal amount expended upon it, he said,
was $56,958.59, addition of overheard
expenses leaving the cost below SIOO,-
000.
Time Was Too Long
The time spent upon it, he said,
“has left us with too short a period
in which to complete with satisfao
tion the adequate consideration of
the reports of experts upon other
matters which are either now before
us or in preparation.” The commis
sion technically ceases to exist after
. —'.'.Jr-'— • -t
Discussing reactions to the com
mission report, Wickersham said
comments of “the dry press and of
dry organizations” had been friendly.
“They seem,” he continued, “to
(Continued on page nine)
FOURMENATINOT
WAIVE EXAMINATION
Man Suspected of Part in Bis
*. marck Bank Robbery De
mands Hearing
Minot, N. D., March 12.— (JF) —Four
of five men held in Jail here who are
alleged to have confessed Implication
in a number of burglaries and hold
ups In Ward and McLean counties
waived preliminary hearing when ar
raigned in Justice court Wednesday.
The four are Dale Simpson, Walter
Drake and Julius Boger, charged with
grand larceny, and Charles Drake,
charged with receiving stolen prop
erty.
George Keith, Borger, Texas, who
faces a grand larceny charge and who
Walter Drake Is reported to have told
officers once related to him that he
participated in robbery of a bank at
Bismarck last summer, demanded a
hearing.
All five are held in the county Jail
In default of $2,500 bonds.
YOUIK IS INJURED
BY Bonn HORSE
Garrison Boy in Sorious Condi
tion After Being Dragged
Over Ground by Horse
Calvin Huber, 14, Garrison youth,
is in a serious condition in a local
hospital suffering from painful
bruises and possible Internal injuries
suffered Wednesday when he was
stepped on by a horse and dragged a
considerable distance.
The accident occurred when the
boy’s foot became entangled in the
stirrup of his saddle.
He had just returned to his farm
home and was dismounting when his
foot became caught in the stirrup,
throwing him to the ground. The
horse became frightened and bolted,
dragging him a considerable distance.
From the nature of his injuries it is
believed that the animal must have
stepped on him several times.
Attending physicians pronounced
his condition as serious .but stated
that it was not possible to determine
the extent of his internal injuries im
mediately.
Chancellor Mueller
Declared ‘Very Low’
Berlin, March 12.—(ff>—Physicians
to former Chancellor Hermann Muel
ler, who is suffering from a recur
rence of an old gall stone ailment,
said Thursday that he was "very
tow.”
An erroneous report of his death
Thursday afternoon was denied
quickly.
SHORTER WORKING
HOURS SUGGESTED
TO PROGRESSIVES
Wider Distribution of Wealth
Another 'Key’ to Solu
tion of Troubles
NYE SCORES EXPENDITURES
'Breakdown of Industrial, Fi
nancial, Political Lead
ership Seen
Washington, March 12—(fP)—Short
er working hours ahd a wider dis
tribution of wealth were suggested
Thursday to the progressive confer
ence as possible steps to a solution of
unemployment and industrial trou
bles.
Robert P. Scripps, president of the
Scripps-Howard newspapers, put the
two-point proposal into plain words
after similar suggestions had been
voiced by President William Green
of the American Federation of La
bor.
Senator La Pollette, Wisconsin,
whom the veteran independent, Nor
ris of Nebraska, said he looked upon
Urges Progressive
President for U. S.
Washington, March 12.—(JF) —
In an attack upon the Hoover
administration, Senator Norris,
Republican, Nebraska, before the
Progressive conference Thursday
called for the election of “a Pro
gressive president.”
to lead in the Independent movement
after he had passed on, presented the
problems to the conference.
In the general discussion, H. B.
Robertson, president of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and En
gineers, said one third of his organi
zation was “walking the streets.”
The five-day week was proposed by
Green. Robertson proposed, In ad
dition, a six hour day. Scripps said
“shorter working hours than we have
ever dreamed of’ would be neces
sary.
Assails Industrialism
A “breakdown of the industrial, fi
nancial and political leadership” of
the nation was seen by Senator La
Follette, Republican, Wisconsin, when
he called upon the conference to draft
a program for stabilization of indus
try and employment.
In asking for remedies, Senator La
Follette offered none but said “It is
not enough to criticize.” He held that
Independents in congress are ready to
exercise their power in the next ses
sion and urged formulation of the
program.
“The terrific dislocation of our na
tional life,” he said, “was not caused
by over-production. The people of
this country, and countless millions
abroad, would have consumed more
than we produced had their purchas
ing power been adequate to absorb the
output of factory and farm.
“Only a few days ago congress ad
< Continued on page nine)
GRANDSW OF FIRST
N.D. GOVERNOR DIES
George Whitford, Descendant of
N. G. Ordway, Stricken
in Washington
Minneapolis, March 12. (/P)
George Langdon Whitford, son of
Colonel and Mrs. Edward L. Whit
ford, formerly of Minneapolis, and
grandson of Nehemlah G. Ordway.
first governor at Bismarck, Dakota
territory, is dead at Washington, D.
C., it was learned here Thursday. He
had been an attorney in Washington.
Mr. Whitford attended the public
schools in Bismarck, and the Univer
sity of Minnesota. He built the
Whitford building in the capital and
was interested in Stonleigh Court and
the Congressional hotel.
He was a great grand nephew of
John Ordway, Revolutionary officer
and second in command of the Lewis
and Clark expedition to the Pacific
northwest.
Mr. Whitford, who leaves his widow
and two brothers, will be buried in
New Hampshire.
Leader of Wolf Pack Takes Advantage
Of Slush Ice to Outmaneuver Flyers
Toronto, March 13.—(JP>—There
is a leader of a wolf pack in
northern Ontario who apparently
knows that it is dangerous for
airplanes to land on slush ice.
Captain W. Roy Maxwell, di
rector of the provincial air force,
was back from a flight to the
north country Thursday telling
how this wolf out-maneuvered
the plane to save himself and
his three companions.
Four timber wolves were sight
ed on Bromley lake, north of
Cogawa, and the fliers started
in pursuit.
The plane followed the fright
ened wolves for three miles trying
f Senate Choice
Winner of the lively Republican pri
mary battle in Vermont, Warren R.
Austin, above, of Burlington, will op
pose Stephen Driscoll, wet Democrat,
In the special election late this month
to fill the seat made vacant by the
death of Senator Frank L. Greene.
Austin, a former president of the
Vermont Bar association, defeated
Senator Frank C. Partridge by almost
8,000 votes for the nomination.
AUTO’S TRACKS AND
HR Mil CLUES
W MURDER OF GIRL
Oklahoma Official* Hold Man
for Questioning in Virginia
Brooks Cass
San Diego. CaL, March 12.—(AP) —A
plaster cast of a tire track and two
strands of black hair were the chief
clues from which officers sought
Thursday to Identify the fiend who
killed and mutilated 10-year-old Vir
gianla Brooks.
The car tire cast was made from an
imprint on Camp Kearney mesa, 15
miles north of here, where the school
girl's decapitated body was found in
a sack Tuesday. One of the hair
strands was caught under a thumb
nail and the other on the girl's left
hand.
Sheriff’s officers said they sought a
man with the appearance of a moron,
seen with a girl resembling Virginia
shortly after she disappeared on her
way to school here Feb. 11. L. C.
Odell, furniture dealer, and Bill Wil
liams, trapper of mountain lions, were
their informants.
Hair from the head of a man who
registered at a Los Angeles hotel as
George Silvers and shot himself to
death Wednesday was sent here for
comparison with the j strands found
In Virginia's hands.
SUSPECT IS HELD
IN BROOKS CASE
Oklahoma City, March 12.— (JPi —A
man booked as Gerald Davidson was
held by police who said they would
question him In connection with the
murder of Virginia Brooks, 10-year
old San Diego, Calif., school girl.
Police Chief Charles Brecker said!
the man, about 55 years old, had been
arrested several times at Tdlsa for
molesting small girls. Officers said
he went from Fresno to Tulsa about
a week after the Brooks girl disap
peared.
Officers said he had a bloody shirt
In his possession. In a room which
he occupied at Tulsa two days be
fore his arrest, polioe found a silk
slip, underwear and stockings of a
small girl.
Begin Endurance Hop
In bil-Bumer Plane
Jacksonville Beach, Fla., March 12.
—<JP) —After being in the air 24 hours,
Walter Lees and Frederick Brossy,
Packard Motor company pilots, an
nounced Thursday morning they
would seek to break the non-refueling
endurance record of 75 hours and 23
minutes made March 1 by two French
fliers.
The airmen went aloft at 8:22 a. m.
(EB.T.), Wednesday to make fuel
tests. Their plane Is propelled bv an
oil-burning engine.
This is the first attempt to set an
endurance record with an oil-burning
motor, Lees said in a note he dropped
on the beach.
to drive them onto a section of
the lake where the loe afforded a
safe landing.
"But," Maxwell said, "the big
gest wolf, a born leader, Inter
preted our intention and headed
out onto the lake to a point where
the slush was deepest and danger
ous. There he formed his pla
toon into single file and juut
ran around in a circle. We
couldn’t budge him from this line
of defense and when he gave up
in disgust and veered off, there
were the four of them, slowed
down to a walk, atffl playing ring
around rosy and giving us the
laugh for our wasted half hour."
The WeaSfer
Snow Thursday night and Friday.
No decided change In tmnperatur*.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
SAY BOY AT PLAT
WOUNDED IN RACK
BY SECTION HAND
Robert Johnston, 16, Is Victim
of ‘Retaliation’ Bullet Fired
> Through Door
RIFLE SHELLS PROVIDE CLUR
John Smith, Living Near
Confesses Crime Which
May Prove Fatal
Robert Johnston, 16, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Johnston, Dawson, eras in ai
Bismarck hospital seriously wounded
Thursday while John Smith, 35, also
of Dawson, was being held in the
Kidder county jail at Steele in can*
nection with the shooting.
The father of the wounded youth
said his son and a number of other
boys of the Dawson neighborhood
were -in the office at the Northern
Pacific coal dock at Dawson about
9:30 p. m., Wednesday, when the
shooting occured.
John Spitzer, about 22, had an ac
cordion and the boys were playing;
singing and having a good time, the
elder Johnston said, when two shots
were fired through the door of the
room. Young Johnston was standing
with his back to the door. The first
bullet passed over his head. The
second embedded itself in his back.
Bismarck physicians who operated
on the youth Thursday said the pel
let passed between the spine and kid
ney, narrowly missing each.
Sheriff F. C. Bowerman and State's
Attorney Arne Vlnje investigated the
case and arrested Smith.
Sheriff Bowerman said that Smith
Thursday morning admitted the
shooting and was ready to "stand
punishment." The confession came
while the suspect was being question
ed by the sheriff and state’s attor
ney. He had not signed a written
confession at noon, however.
Smith, according to the sheriff,
said the boys had been pestering him
during the evening by shooting fire
crackers near him and by other
pranks and that he shot through the
door In retaliation.
Smith, according to Sheriff Bower
man, is regarded by person* in the
community as a "fine fellow,” though
quick-tempered.
The accused man lives across the
railroad tracks from the coal dock
office, Johnston said. He is a bach
elor, employed as a section hand on
the railroad, and lives alone. Two
shells from a 22-caliber rifle were
found on the floor of his shack and
these led to his arrest.
Mr. Johnston was away from home
at the time of the shooting and mem
bers of his family were unable to
locate him until Thursday. Two oth
er members of the family brought the
boy to the hospital here.
In addition to the wounded youth,
there are four boys and one girl in
the Johnston family.
The boy’s condition was pronounc
ed “favorable” at noon Thursday.
General Boost in
Employment Noted
Washington. March 12—(£V-Sec
retary Doak Thursday reported there
had been a general increase in the
volume of industrial employment
during February.
He said the increase constitute “the
first satisfactory indication of a gen
eral upward trend since the stock
market collapsed in October.
He estimated the total number of
persons employed in industry had in
creased 1.4 per cent in February as
compered with January, and that the
wages paid for February would be 7.5
per cent greater than the preceding
month.
GOOD LIVE LONG
Stratham. N. H., March 12.—<£>)—
The good folks don’t die young here.
The combined ages of the Id who
passed on in the last year were 818
years. The oldest was 90—the young
est 63.
Offers Book On
Modern Manners
One of the most important sections
of this valuable booklet is that on
good table maimers. It begins with
what the hostess should do in laying
a table, tells all about serving dinne*
properly, and gives correct instruction
as to how all kinds of food should be
eaten, not overlooking the much de
bated question as to whether aspara
gus is a finger-food or a fork-food.
Then in the end it tells how to leave
the table easily and gracefully. Nor
is a formal dinner the only meal dis
cussed; buffet breakfasts, luncheons
and suppers are also covered.
Send your letters direct to our
Washington Bureau. NOT to The
Ttlbune office in Bismarck. This will
insure quicker service to you than if
your letters are sent here and relayed
by us.
The Bismarck Tribune,
Information Bureau,
Frederic J. TTsaHn, Director.
Washington, D. O.
X enclose herewith six oents in
ooin or stamps for a copy of the
booklet on MODERN MANNERS.
HVM&o testes ••• • a • • • sssss sssssttss
car
• • • a ana a a sstes an a •Stsm^sste
-- 1 - - ------

xml | txt