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LOCAL RED CROSS BODY CELEBRATES ITS 14TH BIRTHDAY Bismarck Chapter of Relief Or ganization Was Formed May 21, 1927 Although it passed almost unno ticed, May 21 was an anniversary of some importance in Bismarck, for it marked the date upon which the Bur leigh County Chapter of the Red Cross was organized in 1917. Although the Red Cross had been an active force in the life of the na tion for more than 30 years prior to that time, its influence had not ex tended to Bismarck and the organiza tion was launched here as a war time emergency measure. Thirty representative citizens at tended the first meeting and A. A. Bruce, then a judge of the supreme court, was elected chairman. A char ter was received from the national organization May 25 and on May 29 a permanent organization was formed with Bradley Marks as president, Leonard Bell as treasurer, and Mrs. F. L. Conklin as secretary. The local unit lost no time in plunging into the variegated tasks presented by the war. About $325 was spent for materials used in making garments for Bismarck Hospital Unit No. 1, and women of the city and county donated their labor. It was Burleigh county’s first major con tribution to both war work and the Bed Cross. In August of the same year the chapter was reorganized and a work room and office established in the federal building. The Masonic Tem ple was used during the time federal court was in session. Twenty-three branches were organized throughout the county and in the spring of 1918 the Junior Red Cross came into be ing. It had 1,125 members, raised $1,673.75 in cash and produced 782 garments. An acre campaign was < onducted to induce farmers of the county to give the proceeds of the c rop produced by one acre. This net ted $3,051.49, an average of $13.05 an acre. Conduct Fund Drives War ijmd drives were conducted by the chapter finance committee, the first netting $30,482.50 and the sec ond $7,181.78. Three hundred women gave their time to making surgical dressings at the Masonic Temple and 40 completed a course in this work. In all, 28,500 dressings were made. Twenty-three young women com pleted a course in first-aid and the supply department shipped 8,150 hos pital and refugee garments, 9.768 knitted garments and the 782 made by the junior organization to Red Cross district headquarters. A department of civilian relief and home service was active and the chapter also aided in the fight against the influenza epidemic, mak ing 2,000 flu masks which were dis tributed to the Bismarck hospitals and citizens. Many young women who had attended instruction classes gave valuable service as nurses dur ing the epidemic. About 500 persons were inoculated with a series of in fluenza inoculations, the hospitals sending nurses to Red Cross head quarters to do the work. The civilian relief department looked after needy and dependent' families, assisted in matters con nected with sick, wounded, killed and missing soldiers and otherwise acted as a link between the civilian popu lation and the men in camps or at the front. With the end of the war, the na ture of the chapter’s activities changed. The civilian relief work continued but much of the work had to do with the reestablishment of service men and items connected with their service in the army as well as with the war-time work of the chap ter. Organization Maintained When this work was done, many Red Cross chapters in North Dakota ceased to exist but the Burleigh county organization was maintained and is said to be the only one in the state which has been continuously ac tive since its organization. The advantages of the cooperation displayed during the war were so ob vious that it was desired to continue Them and, in order not to avoid du plication of effort, the Red Cross became the official relief organiza tion of the city and county as well as a means of expression for indivi dual citizens contributing to charity. The Burleigh county organization is regarded as unique in the state and frequently has been pointed to at national meetings and schools of so cial service as a fine example of suc cessful community cooperation. Work done for the county, under the principle of a unified head for all relief activities at the lowest pos sible overhead cost, includes such items as the distribution of food, clothing, shelter, hospital care* medi cal and dental help, mothers pensions nnd juvenile court work. Functions performed for the city are much the ►same and in addition the organization cooperates in recreational activities such as Girl Scout work. Juvenile court work, according to Miss Mary Cashel, executive secretary of the or ganization is remarkably light here when compared with some other places. In dealing with calls for help the aim is to assist families to rehabil itate themselves and the future wel fare of the family is given prime im portance. In cases of need emergency assistance is given. In each case, however, the aim is to prevent a re currence of the emergency if possible. Had Many Other Tasks Because it assumes the burdens and duties which no other organization c n or would care to take, the Red Cross has many tasks other than those of assistance and rehabilitation. It. operates first-aid and life-saving classes, health service, rural nursing sendee, pre-school clinics, tuberculosis surveys, work with crippled chldren, mental hygiene clinics and the many ramifications which each one of these endeavors develops. Because of the nature of the work and the fact that it often touches in timately the lives of persons who could easily be identified in a small community if circumstances were mentioned, the work of the chapter as carried on without publicity. Since the Red Cross office is a clearing house for human problems, however, many businessmen find it valuable to them in solving problems which might otherwise require considerable time. Miss Cashel said one of the hard est problems presented in the work is the frequent feeling by persons re ceiving help thpt they are not get- ting enough and the feeling of con tributors to welfare funds that the same persons are getting too much. Both viewpoints must be considered by social workers, she said, and should be considered by the public also in estimating the worth of social service. Miss Cashel is the fourth person to hold the post of Red Cross executive here. Her predecessors were Ruth Rolling, Elsie Lawrence and Hen rietta Lund. Miss Lund left the service of the Burleigh county chap ter to become director of the chil dren’s bureau for the state board of administration. OSCAR*! NEW PRESIDENT OF LOCAL UGH SCHOOL ALUMNI Elected at Annual Banquet Thursday Evening; Charlotte Logan Vice President Oscar Johnson was elected presi dent of the Bismarck high school alumni association and Miss Char lotte Logan vice president at the an nual meeting of the associaton fol lowing a banquet Thursday evening. Other officers named were Muon Ri erson, secretary and Dr. Kenneth W. Morris, treasurer. Mrs. J. B. Belk is the retiring president. Arranged by members of the class of 1926, the banquet was served in the World War Memorial building by a committee of alumni headed by Mrs. G. Olgierson. She was assisted by girls of the junior class. Recognizing the need for more In struction along debating lines at the school, the association voted to con tribute a sum of $25 to extend tne ac tivities of the debating team this next season. Idel Stegner was introduced as the author of the prize-winning essay, which she read during the pro gram. She was awarded a $5 prize given annually for the best on a historical topic. Educational opportunities offered students here in 1931 were compared with those offered by the school at the time the alumni association was, formed many years ago, in a talk given by J. L. Bell of the First Na tonal bank. Mr. Bell traced the growth of the alumni group, pointing to projects which it has undertaken for the benefit of the school. Oscar Johnson as toastmaster, ex tended greetings to the class of 1931 and the response was given by Harold Barth, president of the senior group. Vocal numbers were given by L. H. Belk and by Thurley Snell and sing ing of the high school pep song was led by Bud Munger. Silver and Harvard Blue, the colors of the class of ’26, were combined with the senior colors, silver and rose, in the decorations. About 100 alumni were seated at the tables. Dancing in the lower gymnasium was enjoyed after the program, with card tables placed along the balcony for those who did not wish to dance. The affair was arranged by a com mittee headed by Mrs. Belk and Oscar Johnson, with Mrs. Emery Putnam and Gwendolyn Pilmoor arxanging the decorations. People’s Forum Editor's Note.—The Tribune wel comes letters on subjects of in terest. Letters dealing with con troversial religious subjects, wbicb attack individuals unfairly, or which offend good taste and fair play will be returned to the writers. All letters MUST be signed. If you wish to use a pseudonym, sign the pseudonym first and your own name beneath it. We will re spect such requests. We reserve the right to delete auch parts of letters as may be necessary to conform to this policy. WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION RATE Bismarck, N. D., May 21, 1931. Editor, Tribune: Some time ago information was given out relative to the condition of the workmen’s compensation fund as shown by the records completed to January 1, 1930. Upon the assump tion that the fund’s statutory surplus, plus its catastrophe reserve, was suf ficient to guarantee solvency, the statement was made that there ap peared to be about $278,000.00 as “ex cess surplus,” which, it was hoped, might be started on its mission of re lieving some of the depression this year. The four months’ task of tabulating and analyzing the 1930 figures has now been completed, and the 1930 record discloses some marked changes. It discloses that the year took about $78,000.00 of the specified "excess sur plus,” without any dividend declara tion or reduction of rates, but solely through the increased cost of acci dents and some reductions in payrolls. It would have been well if this par ing down of the surplus could have come in several of the 12 classifica tions in which most of it appears. About SIO,OOO did come out of -he ex ceedingly favorable classification of Manual 8304, grain elevators, but more than SIB,OOO appears in the form of increased deficit in the under ground coal mining classification, Manual 1001. To those who may still be thinking in terms of possible rate decreases for that unfortunate classi fication. the following may be some what illuminating: The total premium income earned from 1919 to January 1, 1931, is $462,- 101.66. The earned interest properly allocable to this classification during that period of time amounts to $50.- 653.54. which make the total income for the classification $512,755.20. The awards for this classification, as of the same date, totaled $498.- 569.85, to which must be added the proportionate amount of adminis tration expense, namely, SSO 911.29, making a total outlay on behalf of that classification in the sum of $549.- 481.14, without setting aside a single cent of reserve. In other words, that classification is still short to the ex tent of $36,725.94 from meeting its necessary obligations: and, if the proper reserves of $25,244.88 were added, it would remain $61,970.82 in arrears. There is some indication in the record of the months since Jan uary 1, 1931, that there has been con siderable reduction in the number ol accidents in coal mining for 1931, but whether such reduction is materially greater than the decrease in the num ber of men employed and the conse quent decrease of the payrolls can not be determined until the records are analyzed next year. Thegeneral rec ord of the whole fund for the first Kamplin Buys First Poppy R. J. Kamplin, Bismarck, state commander of the American Legion, has just purchased the first of the 137,000 poppies which are to be sold by the Auxiliary units of the stale on Poppy day, May 23. The small saleslady is the youngest member of the Bismarck unit, and judging from her deter mined expression she is going to dispose of the others in the basket and many more, early in the day. She is Jeanette Fay Morris, daughter of At torney General James Morris and Mrs. Morris, 221 Avenue A West. Interest in the Auxiliary projects comes naturally to her, for her mother is national committeewoman and a former department president of the organization. four months of 1931 does not present much ground for hope, for the prem ium collections for those four months —January, February, March and April show at $181,764.60, whereas the outlay for compensation and admin istration expense ran to $221000.00, leaving nothing to be set aside as re serve. In fact, it leaves the income SII,OOO short even after the interest earnings of $29,000 are added to the premium income; and it must be re membered that 1 per cent to 1% per cent is required to take care of sup plemental awards in these same cases." In view of the fact that that bureau is allowing considerable reduction in estimated payrolls for the year 1931, upon the basis of sworn statements of facts, the continuing increase in acci dent costs leads to one of two conclu sions; either that some of these sworn statements are not true and payrolls are not being reduced, or that there is an astounding increase in accidents, even greater than that indicated though our monthly numerical rec ods. Assuming that the latter is the true explanation, may I again be permitted to stress the thought that effective accident prevention work must be un dertaken by employers and employes. The members of the bureau well know that employers in at least two-thirds of the classifications are beginning to feel these premium payments as a burden, particularly in a time of de gression; it is anxious to give relief and has formulated plans which, if approved by reliable actuaries, will not only stabilize rates, but bring some measure of relief this year; but it can do little, at best, in the face of this continuing record being made, each year and each month trying to outdo the previous one in setting new high records for the number of acci dents and for the cost thereof. R. E. WENZEL, Commissioner. f Welch’s Spur ! ♦ By MRS. R. M. WELCH Chester Boyd and children and Roy Funston called at the Robert Welch home Monday. Mr. Boyd planted a iield of potatoes Monday forenoon. Mrs. John Nieland called at the Robert Welch home Monday. Fred Rittel and nephew. Chris Os ter, are doing some breaking on the cast quarter of the Wallace place. Oliver Welch had considerable trouble with his plowing machinery this week having made several trips *o Bismarck for repairs. Several of the neighbors attended the Old Pioneers’ gathering and ban quet in Bismarck Wednesday evening. Orin Dutton called at the Robert Welch home Tuesday. Most of the small grain farming has been completed in this vicinity and corn planting is well under way. However, complaints are heard that •he weather is too cold for corn. Fred Rittel and Chris Oster had the misfortune of breaking a part on their (ruck Wednesday. Mr. Rittel was forced to walk to his home at Magnus. Mrs. John Nieland took her school children to Wile's Lake in Emmons county for a picnic Wednesday. Part of the day was spent in the study of leaves. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welch and family visited and dined at the Ed Doppler home Wednesday evening. Neil Funston and Chester Boyd cleaned grain at Mr. Boyd’s place this week. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Snyder and daughter Margaret; Mr. and Mrs. Ro bert Welch and son Bobble: and Mrs. Ruth McMurrich and daughter Doris were Bismarck visitors Thursday. Merwyn Oder of Regan started working for Horace Dirlam the latter part of the week. Mrs. Sara McMurrich called at the Robert Welch home Saturday morn ing. Several of the young people of this vicinity attended the dance at the Allensworth barn Saturday night. Young men of this community and Menoken divided into teams and THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1931 played a six-inning game of baseball Sunday afternoon. A team from this vicinity will play against the McKen zie team at McKenzie next Sunday afternoon. Robert Welch and Ralph Snyder visited at the Jack Ishmael home Sun day morning. Several of the young people of this vicinity attended a picnic at the Menoken picnic grounds Sunday. Margaret McMurrich and Marcus Trembley called at the Robert Welch home Sunday afternoon. John Elias of McKenzie was a bus iness called in this vicinity Saturday. f Christiania | By VIOLET A. CLARKE Mrs. Adolph Hansen and daughters Mildred and Christine were Driscoll callers Friday. Miss Emma Harding was a caller at the Henry Olson home Wednesday afternoon. Kenneth Johnson spent Friday in Bismarck attending to business. He visited at the home of his brothq*, Archie O. Johnson. Robert Clarke called at the Edward Smith’s home Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Singer and were Sterling callers Thursday. Frank Kershaw was a Sterling call pr Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Petersen of Verona arrived here Saturday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schoon, and to get acquainted with their new grand son. They left for their home Mon day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Olson were Driscoll visitors Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Holton and son Alvin were Sterling callers Thurs day. Mr. and Mrs. Elder Elness and Frankie were Sterling visitors Satur day. S. R. Johnson was in Sterling Sat urday. Ed Kafer and daughter Wilma of Hazelton were callers at the Ed Gib son's home Saturday afternoon. William Remmick of Tappen visited with friends in this vicinity Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eisenbeisz, who have been spending a few days a* Driscoll the past week, returned home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Christ Schoon were Bismarck callers Thursday. Lenwood and Raymond Byers from this vicinity attended the dance at Sterling Friday night. Miss Maritta Clark visited at the Ed Gibson home Tuesday. Mrs. Nora Sharp spent Saturday v ith Mrs. Albert Christensen in Clear Lake township. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eisenbeisz were Sunday evening callers, at the Seamon Gibson home. Mrs. Freda Envik of Sterling town ship, Mrs. Seamon Gibson and Mrs. Nora Sharp were Thursday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gib son. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clooten spent Saturday afternoon with friends in Bismarck. Mrs. Martin Olson and grand daughter Marcella Eisenbeisz spent Monday with Mrs. Robert Eisenbeisz. Edward Smith has been maintain ing roads in this township. Mrs. Ernest Schoon and baby who has been staying at the Christ Schoon home the past two weeks, returned to their home Monday afternoon. Adolph Hansen started road work Monday. George Harding and son Ell were Sterling callers Monday where they visited at the Edward Smith home. Gas Fumes Overcome Minneapolis Family Minneapolis, May 22.—(/P) —Fumes from a leaking gas main beneath a residence overcame six members of a family early Friday. One was in se rious condition from the effects of the poisoning* All but two members at the John 8., Majersky family were affected. Mrs. Majersky suffered most seri ously. NEWS OF OUR NEIGHBORS »- ■■ ■—■■■■ ♦ Macomber | By ALICE M. WALKER \ Mrs. William J. Smith was an after noon caller at the I. G. Iverson home Tuesday. Gottfried Reule, McClusky, N. D„ was a dinner guest Monday at the home of his brother-in-law and sis ter, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Pfau. Albert Lehman motored to Zap, N. D., Saturday for a brief visit with old acquaintances. Miss Malinda Man ning and her mother, Mrs. Reka Manning, Regan, accompanied him. They returned home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon and fam ily spent Sunday In Bismarck as guests of relatives. Jess Smith spent a few days here this week with relatives, leaving by car Friday afternoon for Bismarck en xoute to Beulah, N. D., where he will visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Smith. J. J. Warren returned Monday noon from Belcourt, N. D., where he and his family attended a wedding fes tival in honor of Mrs. Warren’s broth er and his bride, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jollie. Mrs. Warren and the children remained for an extended visit with other relatives. Miss Rachel Thorsness of Mohall, N. D., is spending a brief vacation here with her step-mother, Mrs. Paul ine Thorsness. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Pfau were called to Denhoff, N. D., Wednesday afternoon by the serious illness of Mrs. Pfau’s father, Andrew Reule. Jack Keller, Painted Woods, was a caller in Macomber Thursday morn ing. Hilda Christensen spent from Wed nesday until Friday here as a guest of her mother, Mrs. Mary Ollenburger. Mr. and Mrs. William Michelsen and family and Louis Jorgensen and daughter Jaquelyn, en route from Bis marck to Regan, were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hollingsworth Thursday evening. Mrs. Frank Kuntz, Chapin, and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Harry Kuntz, Wilton, were callers in Macomber Friday morning. James Jollie, Belcourt, N. D., Is spending this week with his brother in-law, J. J. Warren. Mr. and Mrs. George Pfieffer enter tained Mr. and Mrs. John Kiefer and Mr. and Mrs. .O. J. Olson and family of Wilton at their farm home, May 10. Mrs. Edward Erickson, Bismarck, who will be remembered here as Gertrude Pfieffer, and her brother Henry, also of Bismarck, spent Wednesday at the Pfieffer home. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Morgan and fam ily were callers at the Thomas Han well home Wednesday evening. E. D. McGinnis accompanied Rev. F W. Christ, pastor of the Presbyter ian church in Wilton, to Mandan Friday evening where they attended a meeting of the state committee of the board of National Missions. The regular meeting of the Macom ber Homemakers’ club was held Fri day afternoon at the John Dixon home with Mrs. O. J. Olson as leader. The lesson topic was “Food Sanita tion" with a general discussion by the members. Following adjournment, a towel shower was tendered Mrs. Dix on in honor of her birthday annivers ary. Games were played and a de licious lunch was served by the party hostess, Miss Jane Dixon. The next meeting will be with Mrs. O. J. Olson, Wilton, with Mrs. E. D. McGinnis as leader. The teachers and children of the Macomber Sunday school will begin work this coming week on a Chil dren’s Day program to be given the forepart of June. “Billy” Smith, chief electrician for the Truax-Traer Coal Co. here, re turned Thursday from Estevan, Sask., W’here he was in charge of electrical repair work on the strip-shovel in op eration at that place. Harry Anderson took his four small sons, Raymond, Harris, Bernard and Aldean, to Minot Tuesday where they will spend their summer vacation with relatives T. G. Gerow left Friday by car for Minneapolis en route to points in Ar izona where his family has spent the winter. We understand that he ex pects to bring them here for the sum mer. Mrs. Andrew Pfau, daughters Made line and Katherine also Miss Rosie Haig, were shoppers in the Capital City Thursday. Mrs. John Herman, Wilton, accompanied them. Howard Truax, Minot, and Ben Dol larhyde, Columbus, were here Satur day on business in connection with the Truax-Traer interests. Alf Johnson and Miss Ruth Wilmot were guests at the Otto Larson home Friday evening. On Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Larson were visitors at the Elmer Larson home at Painted Woods. Miss Opal Olson, Wilton, was a guest Saturday of Miss Katherine Pfau, a classmate. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spltzer, of near Baldwin, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Flavin. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Venass also were callers at the Flavin home Fri day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walker and family drove to Turtle Lake, N. D., Saturday and were entertained at the M. W. Chapman home. They were also guests Sunday of Mr. Walker’s brother August and family residing at Underwood. Frances 1 By MRS. WALTER DIETZMAN Mr. and Mrs. Dietzman called on Mrs. Moffit at the school house Mon day evening. Elmer Bloomquist has been moving farm machinery out to the farm which he has rented ill Frances town ship. Lawrence Madland was a caller In McKenzie Tuesday evening. Walter Dietzman took a load of grain to Bismarck Tuesday. George Wachal was in this vicin ity grading the roads Monday and Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gable visited at the Henry Miller home Wednesday. Edwin Dietzman was a caller in Mc- Kenzie Thursday morning. The Three Leaf Clover Homemak ers’ club met at the home of Mrs. Chas. McCormick Thursday after noon. Nine members were present. Mrs. Lena Lundquist, Mrs. Lee Hamb lin and son and Mrs. Jake Merkle and son were visitors. The next meeting will be at the L. Madland home with Mrs. John Glum hostess, June 11. Phil Gable was a caller at the Henry Miller home Tuesday. Miss Vina Harms, who is attending teachers’ normal at Dickinson,, came home Saturday to spend the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Harms. Miss Dena, who is working in Bismarck, also spent Sunday with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tellinghouser from Bismarck assisted Mrs. Harms with, papering two days this week. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Madland and son Donald and Miss Margaret Olson were callers in Bismarck Satur day evening. Elmer Lundquist was a shopper in Bismarck Thursday afternoon. Jim McCormick, Tebbo Harms, Louie Olsen and Walter Dietzman at tended the Elks lodge at Bismarck Friday night. L. S. French was a caller at the W. A. Dietzman farm Saturday after roon. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dietzman and son Edwin and Miss Gladys Tooker visited at the John Gourdette home north of Bismarck Sunday. Regan By BVRDELLA B. HELGESON Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Rierson and daughter, Clara, motored to Bismarck Sunday afternoon where they visited with relatives and friends. Miss Bessie Wilson spent the week end with her mother, Mrs. A. M. Wil son. Miss Hazel Rhines of Bismarck spent the week-end at her home in Regan. Mrs. L. Hopkins left by motor Mon cay morning for Casselton where she will spend a month visiting with rel atives and friends. Due to the small attendance of members at the regular Auxiliary meeting Thursday afternoon there was no business transacted. All mem bers are urged to attend the next meeting which will be on June 11th. The meeting will be held in the Log Cabin and Mrs. Clarence Kettle son will be hostess. Miss lola DuToit of Washburn vis ited with friends here Sunday. P. Range of Jamestown transacted business matters here Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kettleson of near Wing were callers in Regan Monday morning. The Regan baseball team won the game from Robinson Sunday. The game was played in Robinson. The score was 7 to 8. Wild Rose | O. F. Buck was called to serve on the jury at Bismarck June 2. W. W. Mandigo, assessor for Cherry Grove district, made a business call here Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Art Fisher of Medina called on friends here Sunday on their way to Hazelton. Mrs. Fisher will be remembered by friends here as Miss Lila Sterling, who taught school here two years ago. H. D. Brownawell of the Moffit garage made two business trips here last week. Jack Koreny, John Hirvelda and Ervin Wendt were Hazelton viistors Sunday. A number of our young folks at tended the opening dance at Persian Lake Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Swanson mo tored to Bismarck Saturday. Lloyd Gosney, who Is doing road work near Dicky, was a Wednesday night visitor at his home. J. D. DePrance of Hazelton made a business call here Saturday. Ray Cavllle, accompanied by some of his Braddock high school class mates, motored to Bismarck Thursday. Visitors at the W. H. Brownawell home Sunday Included Mr. and Mrs. Art Fischer of Medina; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Carlisle and son Roger, and Miss Helen Skramstad, teacher of school No. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Saville and son Frank were Bismarck callers Satur day. Some of our young folks attended the senior class play in Braddock Sat urday evening. Practically the entire neighborhood met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Gooding Saturday evening in hon or of the 34th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Peterson, pioneer tesidents of this township. They are the parents of Mrs. Gooding, who had arranged the party as a surprise. A delicious lunch of sandwiches, cake and coffee was served by Mrs. Good ing. After spending a very pleasant evening in conversation and old time dancing the guests departed wishing Mr. and Mrs Petersen many more happy wedding anniversaries. The Axel Pekkeola and Freeman families of the Kintyre neighborhood, and Miss Lulu Hirvela were Sunday guests at the Gus Tirvela home. * Estherville * By MRS. ROY LITTLE Mr. and Mrs. August Lundberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knudson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Keifer were Sunday dinner guests at the Anna Knudson home. Howard Watkins was a business caller at the Earl Mowder home Tues day evening. Einar Strand called at the Ole Wold home Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knudsen and family and Oliver Knudsen were Cap ital City callers Monday. Ole and Arnold Wold were Regan callers Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Little and Gene were Tuesday evening visitors at the Anna Knudsen home. Harry Knudsen delivered a truck load of coal at McClusky Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs, Carl Berg were shop pers in Wilton Tuesday. Mrs. A. H. Helgeson was hostess to the American Legion auxiliary at the Legion cabin Thursday afternoon. Several from here attended the P. T. A. at the school house Tuesday evening. Mrs. Joe Mlchelsen Is carrying the mail now while Joe is taking a two weeks’ vacation.' Among the Regan callers from here Saturday evening were Mr. and Mrs. John Carlson and children, Ted Amundson and children, Otto, Willie and Fritz Uhde, Harry Davenport, Henry and George Schilling, Carl Berg and family, Harold Hintz, George Mowder, Clarence Walker, Olaf Wold and Roy Little. Mr. and Mrs. Roy McCullough and two children visited relatives in this neighborhood Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. Tourtelotte were Sunday evening visitors at the Uhde home. Mr. and Mrs. L. Davenport and children of McKenzie were dinner guests at the H. Davenport home Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kuntz and Mrs. Harry Kuntz of Wilton were also callers there. Mrs. Pete Michelsen was a business caller at the Walter Scott home Mon day* „ „ .. Misses Malinda Mannmg and Ruth Wilmot spent the week-end at their respective homes. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Michelsen and children and Lewie Jorgensen and daughter Elizabeth were Capital City callers Tuesday. They were supper guests at the Tom Hollingsworth home at Wilton. Mr. and Mrs. H. Worden and fam ily, Jim Worden and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Michelsen and family attended the ball game between Robinson and Regan at Robinson Sunday. The game was won by Regan. The baccalaureate services for the Wilton high school and eighth grade graduates was held at the Presbyter ian church in Wilton Sunday at 11 o’clock. Rev. Christ preached the ser mon. The graduates from here are Malinda Manning and Ruth Wilmot. Those from here who attended the services were Mrs. Reka Manning and son Alvin, Mr. and Mrs. H. Davenport. Charlottee Wilmot and Barney Strand. Mrs. Earl Mowder and Frank Walk er were Bismarck business callers Monday. Fred Urbach and Norman Little mo tored to Bismarck Monday where Nor man had some dental work done. Ed Rasche called at the George Mowder home Monday forenoon. Olaf Wold, who is employed at the Elmer Folmer home spent Sunday at his home here. Charlotte and Ruth Wilmot, Barney Strand and Alf Johnson were dinner and luncheon guests at the Otto Lar son and Tom Hollingsworth homes in Wilton Sunday. | Painted Woods | « —* By MRS. OLE LILLEFJELD Wilton callers Saturday from this vicinity were Mr. and Mrs. Ole Lille fjeld and daughter Mary Ann, Tver Erickson, Nels Erickson and Andrew Nelson. Ole and Elias Lillef jeld and son Ger ald were Bismarck visitors Saturday. Dave Boat was in this neighborhood Monday looking for horses. Mrs. Amy Bloom and daughter Mary spent two days at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brown. She helped plant the garden. Thurs day Mrs. Brown and Lester spent the evening at the Ole Lillefjeld home. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Soderquist and children and Mrs. Fred Brown were among those who went to Wilton Sat urday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown visited at the Joe Brown home Sunday. Tuesday evening Elias and Ole Lil lefjeld called on Dick Iverson. Lawrence Johnson and small son drove to Wilton with a load of wood Saturday. Sunday callers at the Ole Lillefjeld home were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bros trom and children; Mr. and Mrs. Elias Lillefjeld and son Gerald and Mr. and Mrs. Christ Lillefjeld of Bis marck. Anton Nelson spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nelson. Rev. Jacobson of Bismarck delivered the sermon at the north school house Sunday. Andrew Nelson was a Wilton caller Monday. Hazel Peterson and Florence Frank lund entertained a number of young people at the Clifford Hansen home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. William Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Brown spent Sun day at the Alvin Lange home. In the evening they attended church. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown called at the F-ed Brown home Sunday. Ole Lillefjeld called on Dick Iver son and Joe Brostrom Monday. Mrs. William Brown and Mrs. Les ter Brown visited at the Fred Brown home Monday afternoon. Heaton | ■— By SARAH HEINLE Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Heinle and daughter Rachel and son Richard were business callers at the Fred Wagner home Monday. Jake Wagner was a business caller at the A. H. Heinle home Monday. O. Williams was a business caller at the A. H. Heinle home Monday. Mrs. Ernest Seibel and sons are staying with Mr. Seibel’s parents for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lagge and daughter, Suzean, were callers at the A. H. Heinle home Tuesday. Mrs. Lagge was visiting with Mrs. Heinle. Mr. and Mrs. John Hammack were Wilton shoppers Monday. Dave Keck stopped at the E. R. Lagge home Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lagge were Tur tle Lake shoppers Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Granbey took their son Vernon to thte hospital at Bismarck last Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lagge and fam ily were visitors at the Dave Keck home last Sunday. Mrs. E. R. Lagge and son Virgil were callers at the A. H. Heinle home Thursday. Mrs. E. R. Lagge and son Virgil motored to Wilton Thursday. E. R. Lagge was a business caller at the W. M. Granvey home Wednes day. E. R. Lagge was a business caller at the A. H. Heinle home Wednesday evening. Fred Wagner and sons Rudolph and Ernest were visitors at the A H. Heinle home Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lagge were vis itors at the John Hammack home Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Seibel and sons and Rudolph, Ernest and Aman da Wagner were visitors at the A. 11. Heinle home Thursday evening. Ernest Seibel and sister-in-law Ema Wagner called at the A H. Heinle home Friday evening. A. H. Heinle, Burl Shearer, Adolph Larson and E. R. Lagge worked on the road Thursday and Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wagner and A. H. Heinle motored to Bismarck Sat urday. Among those who were Wilton shoppers Saturday evening were; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wagner and daugh ters; Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Heinle, daughter Sarah and sons Richard and Andrew; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Berg and family; Frank and Maria Brezden; Mrs. Fred Brezden; Mrs. Wm. Brown; Mrs. Joe Brown; Lud- John Fisher was a business caller at the A H. Heinle home Saturday Afternoon. Mr. Bob Laughlen and son Mike were Bismarck shoppers Saturday, wig Spitzer; Mr. and Mrs. John Kronlck and family; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Knocks and family; and Mike Kabylnick and daughter Anna, and Jack and Fred Ervine. Mr. Bob Laughlen and son Mike were in Wilton Saturday evening. Mr. Wm. Wagner called at the Joe Brezden home Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Berg and family were Bismarck shoppers Sat urday. Among those who were visitors at the Fred Wagner home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Heinle and fam ily; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wagner, and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lagge and daugh ter Lujean. John Wagner visited with his uncle Carl Berg at Regan Sunday. Ernest Seibel and his brother-Jn law Herbert visited with Ruwn Shelep Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lagge and daughter Lujean called at the Wm. Brezden home Sunday evening. Canfield By MRS. A. F. GHYLIN Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Lindsey called at the H. Watkins and H. Davenport homes in Regan Thursday morning. Mrs. H. Davenport called at the Mrs. Mable Bailey home Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Humphreys visited at the Lindsey home after school Thursday evening. Olaf Lein and G. Hubbel of Wing called at the Ole Olson home and at the Canfield school Wednesday. Mrs. Jake Fisher, Mrs. E. Mowder. Mrs. H. D. Watkins and Mrs. A. F. Ghylin attended an auxiliary meet ing in Regan Thursday. Mrs. Salter and children called at the Ole Olson home Tuesday. The Sewing club met with Miss Lucille Johnson Saturday. All mem bers were present. Mrs. Jordahl served lunch. There was not a very large crowd at P. T. A. Friday night. Mrs. A. Games of Regan gave an interesting talk on flowers and flower gardens. This was the last meeting of the year. Mr. and Mrs. G. Olson and son Glenn called at the Ole Olson home Tuesday. Gerald Ghylin spent two days vis iting his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Fisher and family spent Saturday night and Sunday at the W. Scott home. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Keifer were vis itors at the Knudson home Thurs day evening. Mrs. Keifer remained with her mother for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Enright of Bismarck brought Miss Alice Strand out from Bismarck Saturday. The Enrights returned to Bismarck Saturday eve ning. Rev. O. S. Rindahl, Bismarck, will conduct baccalaureat services at the Canfield high school Sunday, March 24, at 3 p. m. Miss Burnett Jacobson spent the week-end with Miss Lucille Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Watkins and son and Albert Perkins spent Satur day evening at the W. Perkins home. Mrs. Anna Strand, Einar and Alice Strand are spending a few days at the N. O. Strand home at Bantry. The Canfield boys practiced base ball Sunday. Guy McCoy visited at the A. F. Ghylin home Sunday afternoon. Humphrey Bailey and son called at the Fisher home to see Joe Cook Saturday. Herb Bailey of Montana visited friends and relatives here Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Jordahl, Mrs. Ruth Lybeck, Mrs. L. O. Larry and Ollie Cook called at the McCoy home Sunday. Mrs. L. O. Larry, Ollie Cook and Mrs. John Lybeck and family of Jamestown spent Sunday here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cook. Mrs. S. L. Jordahl visited Mrs. An na Knudson Sunday evening. Misses Burnett Jacobson, Lucille Johnson and Orlo Johnson called in Regan and at the C. Kuehl home Sunday. Mr. Joe Keifer called at the A Knudson home Sunday to bring Mrs. Keifer home with her. A. H. Lundberg stopped at his farm Sunday evening. S. L. Jordahl was out buying stock Tuesday. . Mr. and Mrs. Christ Wageman and two children and Mr. and Mrs. John Moser attended the dance at Eric Engelbretchen’s Saturday night. Mrs. Chas. Kuehl and Chas. Our* called at the E. Williams home Sun day. They reported that Mrs. Wil liams was taken to the hospital Sun day morning. Mrs. Jake Fisher and Gene called at the Ghylin home Monday morn ing. Still By B. P. HAGSTROM Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hedstiom and children and Telma and Inger Nord spent Saturday at the Nord home. Mrs. Ingrid Adams and daughter Mrs. Elmer Qually called at the Still store Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hagstrom, son Oscar and daughters Ingrid and Mar garet were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Axel Stenquist of Painted Woods township. Miss Helen Johnson spent Sunday in Wilton with relatives and friends. Clarence Johnson made a business ii call at the Fred Bergquist home last week. Leland Perkins of Wilton called at the Albert Johnson home Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bergquist and sons were Sunday visitors near Still. Axel Asplund was a caller at the Eric Pearson, Ole Hagstrom and Ned Asplund homes Friday. Mrs. Signe Johnson accompanied Mrs. Conrad Johnson to Wilton Fri day, returning in her own car which had been repaired in Wilton. Mrs. John Noon and Mrs. Louise Thompson and son were callers at the Conrad Johnson home last week. Herman Johnson accompanied Axel Asplund to Hebron last week. Miss LaVema and Leota Houser spent the week-end at their respective nomes near McClusky. Martin Strand and son Leo are do ing carpenter work at the Gangar home. Herman Johnson was an over night guest at the John Law home Monday. Axel Asplund took him to Wilton where he boarded the train for Mi not. Specials for Saturday Geraniums, 15c each F. W. WOOLWORTH CO.