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The Ward County independent. [volume] (Minot, Ward County, N.D.) 1902-1965, October 03, 1918, Image 5

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Phone 809
After buying
don't feel that you are doing your
government a favor. On the con­
trary, it is giving you an opportunity.
-Buy more-
(The UNION makes good)
Northern Produce Co.
13 First Street Southwest, Minot, N. D.
We have a lot of inquiries from good farmers who desire to rent
forms. We would like to have a few listed with us for rent.
We can get you a good tenant. See the Frank W. Youngman
Land Company.
We hare a few customers who have all the way from $500 to
|1000 to pay down on a farm, the balance on crop payments.
you can afford to sell your farm that way we will be glad to
have you list them and we will make a strong effort to sell
Itoem for you. See The Frank W. Youngman Land Company.
We have a few good bargains in Minot homes that can be ex­
changed for farms. If you are contemplating coming to Minot
we can please you nicely in an exchange. See The Frank W.
Youngman Land Company.
We have some nice acreages in Minot suitable for gardening,
poultry farms and dairying. We can make you the easiest
possible terms on this land. We can place you on what amount
you want from one acre up to fifteen. Close to schools and
very rich soil and suitable for any of the above purposes. Terms
ts suit. See The Frank W. Youngman Land Company.
13 First Street Southwest, Minot, N. D.
The school pupils have found large
delight in counting the blasts of the
steam siren as it announced the pro­
gress of the Liberty Loan drive The
"iignity" of the school room could
not suppress the handclapping as the
twenty-fifth Wast announced the drsve
"over the top," nor was there 'any at­
tempt to discourage the enthusiasm
of the pupils.
About six hundred children
assistance of the teachers of the
sehools did their bit to make the
Fourth Liberty Loan Parade the
splendid success that it was.
The enrollment of the schools is
continually increasing. There are now
seven rooms caring for the small chil­
dren who are just starting to school
wihile an eighth room is mixed first
and second grade.
The Senior High School opened its
new year on Monday with an enroll­
ment at the present time of about two
hundred seventy-five, While the new
building is not entirely completed,
there are sufficient rojms to care for
the school nicely. Pupils and teachers
are delighted with the plans and ar
ramgement of
new building.
Principal Newcomer is unable to be
•t ki« work this week on account of
illness. Reports indicate that he is
ioing well. In his absence Miss Cass
ia acting principal, and Miss Owen is
registrar, both of whom are handling
their work with decided efficiency.
All other teachers are co-operating
most heartily and entering upon their
work with enthusiasm.
The new teachers in becoming ac­
quainted with the high school stu­
dents speak in glowing terms of the
splendid spirit and the marked cour
tesy which characterize them.
As a natural consequence incident
to the opening of school, particularly
in a new environment, with many new
teachers, with the absence of the prin­
cipal, and with the temporary lack of
adequate desks and equipment, there
has been some confusion for the first
two days. But all teachers agree that
the student body have undertaken to
make the best of all conditions and
assist the school in organizing rather
than take advantage at any time.
The city schools are taking the same
precautions against any epidemic that
are being used in Chicago. All school
children are carefully watched and
allowed to remain at home if they
give evidence of any form of illness
and urged to consult a-physician. A
check is kept upon all such children.
There was a general agreement
among the members of the conference
of Chicago Medical men against clos­
ing schools or public gathering places
there. They further agreed that the
influenza as seen in Chicago, while not
a light disease, need give no reason
for panic. A number of rumors
Union National Bank Block
Minot have been the source of worry
to some, but the city physicians agree
that there is no basis at all for worry.
All needed precautions are being tak­
en and the school pupils are carefully
matched by the Health Officer, the
School nurse, the teachers and the
school authorities.
Superintendent White and the prin
cipals met as a cabinet on Tuesday
evening and discussed ways and means
to meet some of the school problems.
All reports are gratifying and indicate
a serious spirit of work and splendid
co-operation thruout the schools. Miss
Ostrem is principal of Junior High
School, Miss Stadum of Central Grade
School, Mrs. Hanson of McKinley
School, Mrs. Stevenson of Lincoln
School and Miss Valker of Sunnyside
With the opening: of the Senior
High School, there are now about one
thousand school pupils in attendance
at Central School Grounds.
The principals of all the schools
have had practice fire drills during
the past week, and are getting their
schools well organized for this im­
portant drill.
Miss Lian, the school nurse, has her
office now in the office of Central
School. She will hold regular office
hour at nine o'clock and at quarter
after one.
With the co-operation of the School
Truant Officer, the State's Attorney,
the City Police, and others, school pu­
pils not yet in school are being given
atention. It must be understood that
the law provides definitely that pupils
between the ages of six and sixteen
must be in school. The President of
the United States, the United States
Commissioner of Education and other
high officials are united in their judg­
ment that the war
conditions, or high
Well Known Great Northern Engineer
Succumbed to Long Illness Today
—Left Minot Monday to Con­
sult Minneapolis
Word was received in Minot this
afternoon of the death of Wm. West,
aged 50 years, one of the best known
Great Northern .engineers, which oc­
curred at Fergus Falls, Minn., prob­
ably today. Little particulars have
been learned concerning his death.
Mr. West had been ailing for the
past two months, but was not bedfast.
His mother came from her home at
Barnesville, Minn., recently and last
Monday, Mr. West accompanied by his
wife and mother, departed for Min­
neapolis to consult physicians, ex­
pecting to stop for a rest at Barnes­
The funeral will be held at Barnes­
ville, where Mr. West resided in his
youth. Mr. West had resided in Mi­
not for about twenty years, coming
here from Havre, Mont. He had
started railroading at Barnesville,
Minn., and followed this work all his
life. He was a steady employe and
one of the best engineers on the road.
Mr. West was a member of the
Knights of Pythias lodge of this city.
"Bill" as he was familiarly known,
was one of those great big hearted
fellows, who made friends wherever
he went. A host of friends extend
sympathy to the wife and six-year
old daughter, and to the aged heart­
broken mother.
Fred Almy is making arrangements
to go to Barnesville to attend the fun­
eral as the representative of the Mi­
not B. of L. E. of which Mr. West
had been a member.
Democratic Nominee Has Made Pre­
parations to Meet as Many of the
Ward County Voters as Pos­
sible—Is Out for Sheriff
A week or so ago, the Independent
stated that from indications that ap­
peared to exist at that time, Jos.
Boucher, democratic nominee for sher­
iff, was not expected to make a very
active campaign.
Mr. Boucher, in a good natured man­
ner. comes right back at the Indenepn
denf and wants to know where we got
otir authority. Fact of the matter
is, the writer didn't have any good au­
thority. It was just a case of mak­
ing a poor guess for Joe informs the
Independent that he is in the cam­
paign in earnest and his friends de­
clare that ho has good chances to win.
So, under the circumstances, we
take it all back and hereby notify our
readers that Mr. Boucher is a candi­
date and a very active one, too. He
is preparing to meet as many of the
voters as possible.
Joe Bucher is well and favorably
known throughout the county. He
has been engaged in buying stock for
years and will, no doubt, make a good
wages, or labor scarcity must not be I
taken as excuses for keeping pupils {CONTESTANTS LOSE
out of school. The serious experience LEGISLATIVE CASE
of England and* France stress the im
portance of an "every day education Names of Nominees Olson, Reishus,
for every boy and girl." Humphreys and Cleven Will Ap-
A carload of chairs and desks hasi pear on Republican Ballot
been received this week. This equip-1
ment will do much to facilitate the1 McGee & Goss received a letter
work of the Senior High School. from Clerk Newton of the State Su-
One German for Every Man in Minot
The Independent received an inter­
esting letter from John .J. Troutmiller
of this city, who is in training at
Camp Bally, Woodridge, Va. He says
there are 30,000 men in the camp and
he likes army life fine. He was in
the hospital at Washington, D. C.,
where he received treatment for three
weeks for hi.s arm, but did not receive
much benefit. He is running a gas
engine six hours a day and drills two
hours. He entered the army at Fort
George Wright, Spokane, Wash. He
writes: "When I go overseas, I'll
get one Gorman for you, and one for
me and one for every man in Minot
if I can."
A football meeting has already been preme Court, informing them that the
called, and plans well under way
should eventuate in a splendid season.
Under date of August 21, Private
Fred W. Schaefer, brother of Eland
W. A. Schaefer of the South Prairie,
"Just a few words tonight to let
you know that I am fine. It is quite
warm here to what it has been, al­
though it does not get as warm as it
does in the states. At night we
sleep under two blankets and our
overcoats. The nights are cool like
in Dakota. Have been wondering if
threshing is over in America and how
the crops are. The crops here surely
look fine and are cut and ready to
thresh. Have seen no one from home
over here. We surely have some ex­
citing times. Tomorrow we have in­
spection, so I will have to get busy
and clean my rifle."
Charge Against Win. Langer
Judge Murray has dismissed the
case against Wm. Langer, Attorney
General, who was charged with un­
lawfully interferring with the opera­
tion of the Minot Telephone exchange., he
at the time of the famous raid, more
lecision rendered in the Eighth Judi­
cial District, in the case of Walton
et al vs. Olson et al, hat' been affirm­
Anthony WaKi.n, .J. E. Hrli and Ke.t.
Solberg had brot a contest against the
aomination of Bennie Olson, Guy F.
Humphreys, O. N. Cleven and Geo.
Reishus for the legislature from the
'2!th Legislative District, on the
ground that illegal votes were cast
in the city of Minot by reason of im­
proper registrations. The case was
thrown out on the ground that the no
ice of contest had not. been filed with­
in the time specified by law.
The names of the defendants will
therefore appear on the republican
ballot in the November election.
Death Of Newcomer Babe
Mr. and Mrs. Guy V. Newcomer,
have the sympathy of all over the
'eath of their little daughter. The
funeral was held from the Methodist
church this afternoon, Rev. C. L. Clif
rd li' charge and the remains were
interred in Rose Hill cemtery. The
funeral was directed by the J. II.
Weinrebe company.
Mr. Newcomer is the principal
the Minot High School.
than a year ago. The action was dis­
missed on motion made by Francis J.
Murphy, Mr. Langer's attorney.
Have You Seen the I'lYtiires of
Soldier Boys?
•1. K. Woodward, display manager
at the Fair store, has every reason to
feel proud of his Fourth Liberty Loan
display in the north window of the
store. It consists of some .'100 pictures
of soldier and sailor boys from Minot
and vicinity who art now in the ser
vice. The pictures of some of the
nrave lads who sleep on French soil:
are also sh.own. Thousands of people
have stood before the window all
week long, picking out the pictures of
the boys they knew, but who are now,
away fighting our battles. So many
of the lads have gone and so uncer­
emoniously, that many hardly reali::-:
ed that their old friends were in the
erviee until their pictures recalled:
Pat, Harmon in France.
Pat Harmon, a former well known
Minot railroad man, is now with the!
engineering corps fighting- in France.!
Mr. Harmon, while residing in this
eity for several years, was engineer!
on the Great Northern. He is an
uncle of Miss Tess Cook of the Fair
"Uncle Will" to Continue Rotary
W. G. Crocker, of Lisbon, N. D.,
better known to the newspaper boys
as "Uncle Will", announces that he
will continue the publication of The Store.
Rotary, the bright school paper which
he has published for the past 21 I Minot Printer Reported Missing.
years. He will issue nine publica-1 S. M. Hane, formerly employed in
tions this year and the subscription
price remains the same, 50 cents per
year. "Uncle Will's" three boys have
entered the military service and he
thot he would have to close his plant,
but he has yielded to urgent requests
from superintendents, teachers and
children and will continue.
the typographical department of the
Messenger, is reported as missing in
action in France. His mother resides
at Great Falls, Mont. Mr. Hane is
a member of the Minot Typographical
Union and has many friends who
trust that all will turn out well with
This Nieupor* airplane enn rightly railed "ilie flying fish,"
the manner In which It is decorated. Its American pilot is standlBf
alongside of his machine, somewhere In France.
This phut digraph shows A 'J.'-lon 1
I. with two American cranes. Amerl
can engineers are unloading locomotive parts from freight cars In France.
•Mrs. William K. Vnn.lerMIl, Sr.. ha* a :ree| l.e.i.i.ic I lie godmother of
Italian Alpine soldier*. The pietnre slmws (ien. I'epino (raribaldi and Mrs.
Vanderbilt reviewing the Alplni.
Passages on the rocky heights of the Adamello, where the Italians are
doing some of the most spectacular fighting of the war.
Western Newspaper Union

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