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MIOBK OF 8TATK ENTER.
FRISKS STILL CONTINUES
Practically every effort at real, con
MraetlT« laglslutloo, sn-ina to huve
swept aside by the Industrial
probe, which still Is tn full swing
Tba bouse committee has grilled
Oathro, Lot'thus, Rrlntou, nnd many
athar more or less important wlt
aaaaaa, while tl»e senate, sitting as a
aoumittee of the whola. Is going over
fta aaine ground .seeking to bring out
points passed up in the house hearing.
Tba defense of the industrial cotn
•laalon find the Nonpartisan officials
af the bank and other institutions ia
•ainly that the program was well
•ader way and would have worked
Mt that the fimineial situation lu the
atata was such that the introduction of
the initiated luw laat fall allowiug
public funds to be withdruwn from the
•tate bank precipituted a Crisis. Mr.
Oathro points out that when the civil
organizations of the state came to tlie
Bank of North Dakota for tnone.v It
was necessary for the stale institu
tion, iu turn, to call upon local banks
for Its redeposits, and this eitihur
raaaad local banks, with the result
were forced to close. The
charge of favoritism iu the placing of
redeposlts Is vigorously denied, while
the questioned methods of capitaliza
tion and floating loans are strongly de
fended as necessniy to the functioning
ef the state program and the main
taoanre of financial stability in the
The Independents charge tliat ex
treme partiality was shown in the
placing of redeposlta, that criminal
aarelessness, if not worse, was shown
In the placing of thousands of dollars
af loans to various enterprises
throughout the state which heads of
the Nonpartisan league were backing,
and that, on the whole, the state's
funds were spent aimlessly while
legitimate and pressing needs were
allowed to go unheeded and the treas
ary was allowed to become so depleted
that now the state is hard put to to
meet current expenses.
It. is even hinted by the Independ
ents that a public collection, similar
to oue or two which have been taken
la years past to keep the state uuiver
•tty running, may be necessary to keep
the state government functioning.
Brinton Arrested for Perjury
Charging perjury on 11 specific
aoants. Manager F. W. Cathro of the
Bank of North Dakota, has caused the
arreat of J. W. Brinton, formerly per
aonal representative of President A. 0.
Townle.v of the National Nonpartisan
league. Mr. Brinton has repeatedly
made sensational charges concerning
the league, the Bank of North Dakota,
the financing of Nonpartisan enter
prises. and so on, his most recent tes
timony in this connection being before
the house and the senate Investigating
bodies in Bismarck.
Brinton was released on his own
(•cognizance for a justice court hear
®g some time this week.
*200,000 VOTED-BY THE
SENATE FOR MEMORIAL HALL
Memorial hall now hoMs definite
promise of becoming a reality, the sen
ate having passed, after rather a spir
ited debate, the appropriation of
$200,000 for, the building. It is pro
posed to house the supreme court, the
anpreme court library, the historical
library, the state museum, and the ad
jutant general's quarters in the new
bnllding. the foundation for which al
ready has been laid near the capltol
building. The structure would be ded
icated in memory of North Dakota's
Part of the material for this build
ing already la on hand and the foun
dation is ready for the superstructure.
It is the hope of those who cham
pioned the movement that work cam
be put tinder way at a very early date.
The appropriation measure for the
completion of tba hall was intro
duced at the behest of the administra
tion, but the debate did not follow
party lines, some Nonpartisans oppos
ing It and others favoring it, while
moat of the Independents favored the
The bill providing for the election
an non-political ballots of state and
legislative officials hns .been reported
Five hundred dollars for au investi-
tion of the propr»vd Roosevelt park
been voted by the house.
The house ran no longer message
Mils to the «cn:ite, the time expiring
storm of protest was raised among
SK Bervioe men in the state by the sen
ate's effort to have Armistice day cele
bration coupled with Memorial day ea
Kay 90. The house refused ta conear
in the action.
Three bills aimed to make extensive
Ranges in the state's flnanclal policy
were introduced ia the hause by per*
mission of the committee ea delayed
bills. One wonld require all pnblic
funda to be deposited ia baaka witbia
the atate another weald change the
personnel of the industrial commit
aion, making It to include the state
treasurer, secretary of state, aad com
missioner of agriculture and laber,
•hutting out the governor and the at
torney general. The third measure
provides for the establishment of rare!
credits and fann loans.
NORMAL SCHOOL NOTES
Friday afternoon the children of
the Model School enjoyed the usual
'movie' show. Three reels of edu
cational films were shown. These
pictures are very interesting and at
the same time instructive.
A large number of students enjoy
ed a toboggan and skiing party, Fri
day afternoon, at the close of school.
These outings are very healthful and
Saturday rooming the girls of the
Dormitory went on a hike. Mpr
Mueller lead the expedition through
the hills and valleys north of the
Normal School. From now on, a
hike of this kind will be enjoyed ev
ery Saturday morning, beginning at
Mrs. T. A. Olsen, addressed the As
sembly on Friday morning. She chose
as her subject. "Cluttered Minds",
and enlivened her theme with a wealth
of original and humorous illustra
That story telling can be consider
ed an artistic accomplishment was
evidenced Tuesday at Assembly by
the charming and entertaining man
ner in which the Misses Olive Turbett,
Frances Stevenson, Olivia Beau and
Lila Bradley, members of the class
in Primary Methods each presented
a story for children.
Mr. George E. Mueller lead a hike
by the Boy Scouts on the afternoon of
the twenty-first, leaving the Normal
at four o'clock. The particular ob
jective was a rabbit hunt. Supper
was cooked and eaten in the open air.
The student Y. W. C. A. held their
initiation of new members at the reg
ular meeting on Wednesday after
noon in the Association Room. More
than forty new members participat
ed in the simple candle ceremony
which symbolizes the giving up of self
in the service of others. The Presi
dent, Miss Ruth Halfpenny, presided
while the charge to the new members
and a brief talk were given by Mrs.
Perkett. Miss Halfpenny welcomed
the new members and Miss Ruth Lee
gave the response. The Y. W. C. A.
will hold their annual Membership
An evening brimful of entertain
ment and pleasure was that of Friday,
when the All-School Party held sway
in the gymnasium. A grand march
a dignified and stately minuet, and
other dancing for which music was
furnished by an orchestra, furnished
part of the evening's entertainment.
Various stunts in which the guests
were the participants, were made
possible through the ingenious ef
forts of Messrs. Davis and Mueller.
Frappe was served by the Freshmen
^nd Junior girls. The many quaint
old fashioned costumes worn by the
young ladies with powdered hair lent
a truly colonial atmosphere to the
party. Much credit for the success
of the party is due to Miss Cantwell,
the chairman of the social committee.
The Sunday afternoon, music hour
was given last Sunday afternoon by
the Normal school in the High School
Auditorium. Mrs. Amy M. Simp
son, of the Music Department arrang
ed the program and directed the work
of the Orchestra and Glee Club. In
addition to numbers by these organ
izations, there was a violin solo by
Miss Veronica Wienecke, a reading
by Miss Dorothy Schroer a trio by
Miss Emily Martin, violin, Mrs. Simp
son, cello, and saxophone, Mr. George
E. Mueller and two vocal solos by
Miss Reishus. The Normal school
is grateful to Miss Reishus for her
gracious assistance.. This varied
and well rendered program was heart
ily applauded by a large and appre
The Vestalian Literary Society met
Thursday evening in the club rooms.
The program included the following'
numbers: Reading by Wanda Reetz
piano solo by Frances Stevenson Re
citation by Cleo Hartman Duet by
Misses Ella Smith and Antonia Klebe
Critics report by Miss Soland.
The Annual Patriotic program of
the Model School was held in the
Gymnasium Monday morning at 10:15
o'clock. It included contributions
by each' of the grades, varying from
an effective flag drill, thru Patriotic
Songs and Recitations to a very de
lightful little Operetta, "The Origin
of the Flag", by the children of
Grades I, II, IV and V. Another
number deserving of commendation
was that by the Eighth grade boys
"who presented "Reminiscences from
the Life of Lincoln". They compiled
their contribution from original
sources and combined it into an ef
fective unit. Among others who as
sisted in preparing the program cred
it is due to Miss Myrtle Zimmerman,
pianist Miss Esther Grimsrud, who
taught the first and second grade
songs and Mrs. Simpson in general
charge of the music.
MISS CHURCH NAMED
ASSISTANT TO LEADER
Agricultural College, N. D., Feb.
23.—Miss Eulalie Church, home .dem
onstration agent for Williams county,
has been appointed assistant home
demonstration leader, in' charge of
the sewing projects, it was announced
at the Agricultural College. Miss
Church has been at Williams county
since July 1920. coming there from
Tioga, N. D., where she was a teach
er in the city schools.
Miss Church is a graduate of the
University of Missouri with degrees
in the liberal arts and education
courses, and also has done special
work in home economics in the uni
versity. She was a teacher in the
Missouri and Washington schools be
fore coming to North Dakota.
Miss Moree Lewis of Champaign,
I1L, has been secured as county dem
onstration agent for Williams county,
to take the place vacated by Miss
Church. Miss Lewis has had special
home demonstration work in the Uni
versity of Illinois.
Mts. Myrtle G. Cole is home dem
onstration leader of the extension di
vision, apd Miss Inez M. Hobart, as
sistant in charge of food products.
ALFALFA MEN SlSLL 1
TEN TONS OF SEED
Agricultural College, N. D. Ten
tons of registered and certified Grimm
alfalfa seed was sold in two lots re
cently by the Grimm Alfalfa Seed
Producers' association, W. R. Porter
of the Agricultural College, secretary
treasurer of the association announc
ed. Of the amount, five and a half
tons goes to the Cooperative Grange
League-Federation association at Syr
and the remainder to the
Michigan Crop Improvement associa
tion. The seed was cleaned and test
ed at the pure seed laboratory at the
In Memory of Jasper Baker
Salvation Army Headquarters,
Kalispei, Mont., Feb. 21.
Received the Independent andv was
made sad by the unexpected news of
the departure from our midst of Com.
rad Jasper Baker, one of the Com
manders of Abraham Lincoln Grand
Army Post at Minot, that the writer,
under Comrade R. W. Davidson, Com
mander, and Comrade Rolla Morrison,
Quartermaster, served as Chaplain.
Both of the above' Comrades have
long been promoted to the Grand
Army above, where all the old Boys
in Blue t«%their Country True will
some day pull thru. All our Comrades
while upon the tented field rewriting
the history, of our beloved country in
their own blood as did our forefathers
for us, answered to the roll call at
four o'clockvin the morning but there
will be another roll call bye and bye
then in thiit day of human rewards
will the highest crowns of chivalry be
laid at their feet. But the remem
brance of them lhigers here like the
exquisite fragrance of sweet flowers.
Of course you're not. It
might be worse. We'll turn
the clouds inside out and
find the silver lining yet.
Just sit tight and keep your
feet warm. Mark time as
we are doing and when you
start building call on us
COX-EMMERSON LUMBER CO.
Opposite Minot Flour Mill Phone 915
There may be better shoes at the price
than the Bostonians,but we have never
been fortunate enough to hear about
them or see them. That's why we feel
so free to express our enthusiasm.
They are wonderfully well-made, the
lasts are exclusive in design, and the
fitting qualities are decidedly better.
Try a pair of Bostonians next'time
and your shoe problems will be solved.
The prices are much lower. The
quality is much better.
W. .H. /HANN.
Mrs. Mark Simpkins, one of the
early settlers of the Glenbum dis
trict, passed away at. her home in
Portland, Ore. The remains were in
terred at the former home, Algona,
We *re now in poaaeasion of definite in
formation regarding prices for Spring and are
making our final reductions in all Jinea.
Prices at the Mens Shop have positively been
To (Morn With the New Low Market
Space will not permit mentioning the dif
ferent big reductions made during the parft
week, but a look at our price taga will tell the
rftary more forcibly than we are able to tell
it in an advertisement.
The new merchandise which is arriving is
not only cheaper than it has been, but the
quality is in all instances better. In some in
stances it is better than we were able'to get
at any price. The days when merchandising
becomes a pleasure have returned, in that we
can corredtly supply the wants of the moft
The Mens Shop
J. C. HUYCK, Prop.
Half Block Etrft of Leland Hotel
FREE TRACTOR AND
MARCH 2nd, 3rd AND 4th
We will hold a Free Tradtor and Truck School at our
building, 16 Third Street, Northeast, on above dates.
We will have a competent in£ru&or at head of each department.
-A. Jfou can't afford to miss this opportunity.
Make arrangements to be with us on these dates.
MINOT SALES CO.
as you go
your first stop—right here at
the store. We have just the Kodak
you want for the motoring trip—c c. n
'V Hpi 'M
work and Autorrc./..r—
each negative may be dated anc.
at the time of exposure.
KODAKS $8.00 UP
Bmwniot, Kodak Juniors, Folding Brownios.
We develop, print and enlarge. Send your work.
Bono Drug Co., Phone 42
New and exclusive high grade shirts
are arriving daily. Come and see
them. They are not merely shirts.
They are KINGLY shirts. Kingly
made means magter made. A royal
garment for gentlemen. KINGLY
shirts (dare to be different).* Many
importations in French and English
materials as well as the finest domestic
materials go to make up the wonderful
line of spring shirts now on display.
Not only are the prices lower than last
season but the qualities are much better