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Vol. 20 No. 42
CO-OPERATIVE POTATO WARE
HOUSE FOR MINOT A CERTAINTY
Plans for a potato warehouse in
Minot have been worked out by the
joint committee of business men and
potato growers, consisting of Maj. E.
S. Person, Norman Ellison and A. A.
Robinson and David Stake of Surrey,
J. J. Brand of Logan and E. J. Ay
mond of North Prairie, with County
Agent John Husby, A. M. Christen
son and officers of the Minot Associa
tion of Commerce sitting in in an
advisory capacity. The plan will be
laid before a joint meeting of farmers
and business men to be held in the
Association of Commerce rooms a't
1:30 p. m. tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 27
and if approved will pave the7way for
the immediate organization of a co
operatively owned company which will
erect and operate the warehouse. In
return for the co-operation of the
busine.^ men the farmers will be
asked to pledge a specified number of
acres in potatoes for 1922. Those
fajniliar with the plan as decided up
on by the committee predict approval
at tomorrow's meeting.
Another potato meeting has been
called to meet in ,the Minot Associa
tion of Commerce rooms Tuesday,
Feb. 7 at 1 p. m. at which men in
terested in potatoes in all parts of
northwestern North Dakota are asked
to attend. At this meeting bankers,
merchants and farmers will "sit in"
and discuss ways and means of plac
ing potato production in this section
of the state on a permanent basis.
County Agent John Husby has writ
ten to all county agents in northwes
tern North Dakota urging them to
send large delegations to the Minot
meeting. Henry L. Finke, of Berth
old is urging the same thing at farm
ers' meetings in Burke county.
"We are endeavoring to line up the
farmers and business men and put
this potato game over together," Mr.
Husby said today. He is co-operat
ing with the Minot Association of
Commerce. "If we get the right kind
of action we can bring ,the potato mar
ket right to our own section and with
all helping we can do it."
The Association of Commerce has
sent the following letter to potato
growers of this section on .the results
of the potato investigation to date:
January 25, 1922.
The investigation of potato market
ing1 which was instituted recently by
the Minot Association of Commerce
and which was subsequently taken up
by a committee representing the Ex
tension Department of the North Da
kota Agricultural College, is rapidly
progressing and within a short time
some definite announcement concern
ing our findings and future action will
D. E. Mair of the Minot Association
of Commerce committee has returned
from Minneapolis with a report that
criticism aimed at the Minnesota Po
tato Exchange have been largely due
to incompetent help. It is impos
sible at this time to give a report on
the other commission firms as Geo.
W. Kemper of Minot is now in Kan
sas City checking cars sent there. He
will make his report to the Minot
Association of Commerce in about .a
weelfc and by that time Mr. Gorman
The furnace in the Jones home had
not been working well during the day.
emitting gas. Mr. Jones had spent
considerable (time in the basement try
ing to get it to work and the gas
had penetrated to every corner of the
house. The gas became worse, but
the occupants of -the house had be
come used to its smell «nd did not
realize its danger. They all became
ill with headache and Mrs. Lindholm
became unconscious ait about 7 o'clock
that evening. Mr. Jones had become
delirious at,times but rallied enough
in the evening to make his way to
the Welton home .to notify his daugh
ter, Margie, who had spent the after
noon there, thait the family were ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Welton accompanied
them back to their residence and be-t
coming aware of .the seriousness of
the situation, .insisted that the mem
bers of ithe family leave .the residence
at once and partake of the hospital
ity of their own home. -None of
those affected wanted to leave. They
were all sleepy and wanted to lie down
and sleep. Mrs. Lindholm was al
ready completely overcome and the
others were rapidly getting in their
condition. The Weftons took the
affair in their awn hands and carried
Mrs. Lindholm out and led the other
members of the household to their
home. A doctor was called and he
pronounced the condition of .the vic
tims as rather serious. A nurse was
employed who worked over the six
unfortunates all night long. In the
morning all had shown improvement
and, before night they had practically
of the Agricultural College commit
tee will have additional data.
Attorneys to Help
Attorney Francis J. Murphy and" E.
R. Sinkler of Minot have volunteered
their services to the committee and
we have also succeeded in interesting
the attorney general's office in Minne
sota. C. H. Christopherson, assistant
attorney general of Minnesota has
been assigned to this work so between
us all we should get somewhere. We
do not intend to let it drop until these
commission firms show us that all of
their transactions have been entirely
You no doubt have heard of the
meeting to be held in Minot February
7 at 1 p. ni. for the purpose of co-or
dinating the efforts of all men inter
ested in potatoes in northwestern
North Dakota. If we get action along
the proper line, we could make Minot
a potato marketing center and that,
of course, would be of a great assist
ance to every potato producer in this
section of the state. We want you to
plan on being present at this meeting.
Urge others to come.
Yours very truly,
MINOT ASS'N OF COMMERCE.
J. S. MILLOY, Sec'y.
SCANT APPROVAL FOR
BREVITY OF SKIRTS
Alice Terry Likes Roles That Call for
Gowns of Long Ago.
Scant approval of scant skirts is
the attitude of Alice Terry toward the
fashion in dress today of girls from
sixteen to sixty. The young blonde
beauty, the heroine of "The Conquer
ing Power", a Rex Ingram produc
tion for Metro adapted from Balzac's
"Eugenie Grandet", rose to fame
thru her charming and emotionally
true impersonation of Marguerite
Laurie in "The Four Horsemen of
the Apocalypse". She declares that
it must be difficult, for those who be
lieve brevity is the soul of being chic,
to remain modestly feminine.
Miss Terry, in "The Conquering
Power", which is showing at the Or
pheum theater, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of next week, wears the all
covering costume prevalent in provin
"I have become so accustomed to
the long-skirted, high-throated gowns
of the past that I actually hate to
change to the sport skirts and low
cut waists that are required for street
wear .today," said Miss Terry. "I
am wearing a gown now that has
come to typify to me all that is wom
anly and good. A woman hardly
could be immodest or coarse when
dressed in such a gown. On the other
hand, it seems difficult for a woman
of today to be otherwise in skirts that
fall slightly below her knees and
waists that are designed to reveal
rather than conceal."
In "The Conquering Power," Miss
Terry appears in the point lace gowns,
the sheer white mitts, lace cap and
shawl that were so dear to the woman
of a generation ago.
Playing opposite Miss Terry is Ru
dolph Valentino, who had the lead
ing male role in "The Four Horse
SIX CLOSE TO DEATH FROM AS
PHYXIATION AT WJ. JONES HOME
Wm. F. Jones, wife and daughter,
Pauline, and their sister-in-law, Mrs.
S. A. Lindholm, and two little children
from Grand Forks, had a narrow es
cape from death Sunday afternoon at
the Jones home on Fifth Ave. and
Third St. S. E., from the effects of
coal gas. But for the assistance of
their neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Welton, they would undoubtedly have
all met death.
recovered. Mr. Jones and family and
the other victims give the Weltons
credit for saving their lives.
The Independent believes that the
above should prove a timely warning.
Every few days accounts are publish
ed in the newspapers of the north
west, telling of entire families being
wiped out thru asphyxiation. When
coal gas is detected, the greatest care
should be taken. The victims soon
become drowsy and are unable to
think clearly, which frequently re
sults in their remaining under the in
fluence of the gas until it is too late.
Mr. Jones, one of the victims of
Sunday's affair, is secretary of the
Minot Town Criers Club. All con
cerned are loud in their praises of the
splendid attention accorded them by
Plaintiff Asks $5,000 Damages
The damage lawsuit of Mrs. Anne
M. Annis vs. Louie Smith and C. H.
Parker as individuals and also co
partners in the business known as the
Minot Transfer Co., for $5,000 for
injuries the plaintiff alleges she sus
tained Jan. 14, 1920, when an auto
mobile in MTVich she was riding, said
to be owned by the plaintiff, tipped
over, causing alleged injuries, opened
in district court Monday morning.
McGee & Goss are the defendant's
The jury (Wednesday returned a
verdict for $325.00.
Hay Carrier Injures Man
Granville—Virgil Leach, a young
man working near Norwich, was bad
ly injured when a hay carrier fell
from the track while he was helping
mow away a load of straw and struck
him on the head, rendering him uncon
scious for several hours and cutting
his head so badly that it' required
several stitches .to sew. up the wound.
W. W. Tyler, formerly of this city,
is ntfw located at'Lincoln, Neb., where
he fs employed by the BradstreetCo.
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF WARD COUNTY AND THE CITY OF MINOT
This was the 15th annual convention
for that body and 125 commissioners
attended. The association was or
ganized in Minot 15 years ago. James
town has entertained the commission
ers twice and the Association of Com
merce and other citizens united in
giving them the finest kind of a re
Considerable attention was paid to
the North Dakota good ^roads pro
gram. Mr. James of Washington,
D. C., federal highway representative
and the Minnesota highway man who
hail attended the meeting of the
North Dakota Good Roads association
at Bismarck on Jan. 17, spent nearly
a day with the county commissioners.
The federal government has asked
that all monies levied for road build
ing purposes by counties, townships
and other subdivisions be expended
under the direction of the state high
way commission, so that uniform
roads may be built. The commis
sioners are not so certain that the
federal plan is thq very best for
North Dakota because it is so expens
ive. Ward county, for instance, re
ported that last year it saved $1§,000
in tyiilding 11 miles of highway east
of itoinot by doing its work indepen
dent of the federal government. When
a federal project is let, generally the
work goes to concerns from a dis
tance and the farmers do not have
The International Bonspiel, under
the auspices of the Minot Curling and
Skating Association, opened at 9
o'clock Tuesday morning at the local
curling rink, with weather ideal and
the eight sheets of ice in perfedt con
dition for the great winter sport.
At the time this is written, but one
event has been concluded, that being
the first for the silver loving cup do
nated by A. A. Robinson, president
of the Minot Curling association. This
beautiful piece of silverware went to
the fast Yellow Grass, Sask. rink,
made up of Hill, Esterbrook, Morri
son and Backwell, skip.
Our Canadian friends "have it over"
the American curlers generally speak
ing, and have won the most games
with the largest number of points by
considerable, yet in quite a number
of games, the American rinks have
won some hotly contested games. The
contests have" resulted in some very
valuable experience for the American
rinks and some interesting entertain
ment for the visitors.
This Bonspiel is almost equal in size
to the one held recently in Duluth,
where 40 rinks participated. Many
of the curlers declare that our ice is
the best on which they have ever play
ed. The games have been starting
at 8 o'clock in t.he mornings and both
nights so far have continued until
long past midnight.
Among the visiting rinks are three
from Grand Forks, including the fam
ous boys' rink, one from Regina, four
from Portal, one from Moosejaw, and
others from Yellow Grass and De
The Pepper rink from Deldraine has
proved the ..sensation of the Bonspiel.
This aggregation won the first four
games) defeating the Aurland rink
15 to 3 Bach of Grand Forks, 13 to
3, N. McCannel of Regina, 9 to 4, and
Dr. R. W. Pence, 23 to 2.
Dr. J. R. Pence, Minot, who was de
feated by Barkwell of Yellow Grass,
comes in second for the first event,
each member of the Pence rink win
ning a gentleman's traveling set, do
nated by Anderson Drug, Benno Drug,
Minot Drug and Wtard Drug Co.
The Curlers' banquet is always one
of the most enjoyable features of a
Bonspiel. The event was held at the
Leland hotel Wednesday evening.
Thomas Murphy was toastmaster.
Music was furnished by John How
ard's orchestra Miss O'Connor gave
several readings and the Misses Hel
en Wilson and Judith Frank appear
ed in Society dances, all winning ap
plause. Scottie McDermid, famous
-Regina singer, singing several songs.
J. W. Hope of Yellow Grass, Sank.,
responded to the toast, "To the presi
dent". He complimented President
Harding for having such a good bunch
of boosters located up in the north
western section of North Dakota.
"They are the moat friendly people I
have ever met," he said. B. H. Brad
ford of' Minot responded and stated
TTIS WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY IN THE STATE
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DIS
CUSS PLANS FOR ECONOMY
The four Ward county commission
ers, Peter Vandenoever, A. S. Spicher,
A. Haldi, and Aug. Krantz, attended
the state county commissioners' meet
ing at Jamestown last Wednesday and
Thursday. Mr. Spicher stopped' at
Jamestown for the closing day of the
session enroute home from a visit
with his parents in Pennsylanvia.
Commissioner Toftner did not attend
the convention as he is taking treat
ments at some springs in Wyoming.
much of an opportunity to do any of'
the work, tho they must foot much of
Governor Nestos attended the con
vention giving an interesting address.
The commissioners passed resolu
tions favoring economy in operating
the business of the county. They
recommended to the legislature that
all farm improvements be assessed at
:0 per cent and all other property
at its full value. They recommend a
minimum teachers' wage and would
ihave the law changed so that taxes
I ate paid but once a year instead of
twice, thus cutting down clerical ex
pense. They recommend thafthe sal
ary and traveling expenses of county
superintendents of schools be cut
(iown. The salary is now $2500.00 a
!.\ear. They favor revising the legal
rate for publication of the delinquent
tax list to save expense.
Commissioner Vandenoever explain
ed the plan proposed to convert Fort
Lincoln into an Orphans' Home for
the state. He reported that he had
already taken the matter up with U.
I S. Senator McCumber who stated that
I while there is a Children's Home and
a Florence Crittenden home in Far
go, and a State Training School for
boys and gi/ls at Mandan, no provi
sion has been made for an Orphans'
Home. Mr. Vandenoever stated that
at times it had been necessary to
house as many as 25 children at the
Ward County Farm, children who
ought to have been in an Orphans'
Mr. O'Rourke of Mandan, was elect
ed president and Fred Hines of Val
ley City, secretary-treasurer. Man
dan will have the next convention.
The commissioners went on record
as "favoring the Fort Lincoln proposi
BACKWELL, SASK, WINS FIRST
EVENT IN INTERNATX BONSPIEL
that curling merged all nationalities
i-and religions in good fellowships.
Dr. A. J. McCannel gave a toast
"To the King". He said the 100th
The BonsRiel has been the most
successful ever held in this city. Thir
ty-five rinks are participating, includ
ing thirteen rinks from various Cana
dian points and three rinks from
Grand Forks. The playing has been
strenuous, it being necessary for many
of the rinks to play four 10-end games
in a single day and it is probable that
"Several of the rinks wiL'l have to play
five or six games each today before
the events can all be decided.
anniversary of Peace between the
United States and Great Britain was
recently celebrated and he predicted
that the Union Jack and the Stars
and Stripes will forever wave side by
side. In responding, Geo. Holt of
Regina, extended an invitation to
the curlers from the States to visit
Canada next winter.
W. M. Smart, president of the city
commission, welcomed the visitors.
I Other talks were given by Jud Battle
of Moosejaw, who has lived in that
city longer than any other resident-
Ed Murphy of Grand Forks, Mr. Shep
pard of Grand Forks and Mr. Dono
van of Portal.
At the opening the curlers sang
America and God Save the King. In
vocation was given by V. E. Stener
The only accident recorded at the
rink was caused by Fordyce of Portal
accidentally striking T. A. Nelson of
Portal on his pistol pocket with the
broom, breaking a bottle of witch
hazel which Nelson had brot along
The rink was beautifully decorated
with the Stars and Stripes and the
I Refreshments were served by the
Sunshine Club of the Presbyterian
church during the three days, at the
I We all had a fine time with the gen
tlemanly visiting curlers and Minot
invites them to pay us a return visit
at .the earliest opportunity.
Religious Census of the City of Minot
Arrangements' are being made to
take a religious census of the city of
Minot, giving the names of all adults
and their children, with church pref
erence or affiliation. The church di
rectory of the city of Minot is as fol
Adventist—Rev. T. M. Langberg.
Baptist—Rev. W. A. Daniel.
Catholic—Rev. J. J. Raith.
Colored Community Rev. D. E.
Congregational—Rev. E. E. Keedy.
Episcopal—Rev. D. J. Gallagher.
Lutheran, Bethany—Rev. O. L. Jen
Lutheran, Emanuel—Rev. A. J.
Lutheran, First—Rev. T. F. Gullix
Lutheran, St. Paul—Rev. F. E.
Lutheran, Swedish—Rev. M. Peter
Lutheran, Zion—Rev. J. R. Michael
Methodist—Rev. G. LeRoy White.
Nazarene—Rev. L. C. Brown.
Presbyterian—Rev. P. W. Erickson.
Salavation Army—Capt. R. Martin.
Four Donnybrook lads were brought
before Justice C. B. Davis of Minot
last week charged with entering a
Donnybrook store and stealing some
small articles. Two of the boys were
caught entering the place at 1 o'clock
in- the morning. As this was their
first offense, they were permitted to
remain in charge of their parent?.
Minot, Ward County, Norih Dakota, January 26, 1922 Subscription $2.00 Per Annum
MINOT COMMUNITY BAND GAVE
EXCELLENT CONCERT TUESDAY
JOHN E. HOWARD
Director of Minot Community Band
Adult Night School Enrollment 801
The regular assembly session of the
Adult Night School listened to a .talk
Wednesday night by Miss Spencer who
visited Minot through the extension
division ot\ the Agricultural College
at Fargo. Miss Spencer for a time
was connected with the Agricultural
College at Ames, Iowa. Under Miss
Porter's direction, Miss Spencer had
charge of the class in Home Nursing
and First Aid, meeting in Room af
ter the Assembly period. Miss Spen
cer's talk before the assembly was
the second in the "Good Health" ser
ies, the first having been given Mon
day night by Dr. L. V. Parker.
The instruction given by Miss
Adamson to her class in Home Nurs
ing Monday night consisted chiefly of
the bathing and care of bed patients.
A number of visitors were present, the
Young Business Girls' Club of the city
being special guests of the class. By
special request, Miss Adamson will
give the same demonstration again in
Room 202 on Friday night, following
the usual assembly.
A supply of teachers class record
books has been received from the
Normal school. These supplement the
number of record books received from
the city schools the past week which
are already in use.
The copies of Well's History which
are used in Mayor Smart's class have
come, and are being used by members
of the class. Several additional copies
are on hand, should anyone decide to
purchase a book and become a member
of the class. I
Several employees of .the Northern
States Power Company are members,
of Mr. Everett Davis' class in Ad-,
vanced Shop Mathematics. Through
the kindness of John McGuire, each of
these class members is being present-1
ed with a copy of the textbook used,
The total enrollment in the Night!
School after Monday night's session
stands at 801.
Judge John C. Lowe was called to
Stella, Neb. recently by the death of
his aged father.
Miss Jean Carroll is well known in
"Minot. As a girl, she appeared in
many of our local entertainments and
attracted so much attention that she
was engaged by Mrs. Lang, in charge
of the Juvenile Bostonians, when that
company appeared in Minot. She be
came a member of that organization
and toured the country. Her success
has exceeded the fondest expectations
of those who have predicted for her a
Her mother, who was Mrs. Carroll,
a well known Minot musician, is now
the wife of H. Sonju, formerly of
this city, now engaged in business in
New York City.
Miss Carroll is doing a dancing act
and has appeared in Cleveland and
Boston and other large cities. She
will appear at the Palace theatre on
Broadway, which is the goal that ev
ery vaudeville artist someday hopes
Max Store Fire Loss is $28,000
Max—The Buttinsky and Gloss gen
eral store here burned to the ground
with an estimated loss of approxi
mately $28,000. The fire was dis
covered about 4 a. m. but before the
volunteer fire department arrived the
fire had made such headway that it
was impossible .to stop it, and within
an hour the building, with its entire
stock of merchandise was burned to
Geo. T. Murray, whose leg was re
cently broken in a runaway, has re
turned ,to has home on the farm after
spending several weeks in the Berth
The concert given by the Minot
Community band at the auditorium
Tuesday evening, was a huge success,
both from a standpoint of attendance,
and interest shown, as well as from
the quality of the performance.
The program comprised nine mrm.
hers, as follows:
!. "Stars and Stripes" (Sousa).
"root and Peasant" (Von Siip
IS. "Bowl of Pansies" (Reynard).
1. Clarinet Solo, "Tramp, Tramp,
TrMup" (Rollinson) by A. A. Schlichi-
(a) "Apple Blossoms" (A Tviie
Poem) (Roberts). ()b "In PopT-y
Inn.'i" (A Novelette) (Albers).
i. Selection from "The Bohemjan
7. "Trot de Cavaleria" (Rubin
8. "Lustspiel Overture" (Keler-Be
la, Op. 73).
!. "America nPatrol" (Meacharu).
John E. Howard, director of the
band, made a short address at tiie
close of the program, in appreciation
of the support of the people of Minot
to this organization. He explained
that it is a community enterprise
solely, no one ever having yet receiv
ed one dollar for the work he hsu*
done as a member of this band. Prof.
Howard has every reason to feel pr-ou. I
of the musicians who are under his
direction, for the high class musk,
they are giving our community.
The receipts from Tuesday nighi
entertainment will be used in pur
chasing music and supplies for +3ie
The officers and director of the hand
President, J. H. Colton vice presi
dent, A. A. Schlichting Secretary, lira
L. Rush Treasurer, F. R. Holderi
Librarian, George Just Directors,
Dr. C. J. Anderson and Harry John
The personnel of .the band is- as
Comets—Dr. C. J. Anderson, Geo.
Just, Wm. Slaybaugh, A. A. Guimooil.,
John Sawyer, H. E. Howe, H. L. Md-
Fall, E. L. Osborn, I. Diamond, C. H.
Withers, Robt. H. Schatz and A. Jor
Piccolo—Dr. A. A. Martineau.
Clarinets—A. A. Schlichting, Ivar.
Erickson, F. A. Poduska, R. F. Mills,
Helmer Skadeland, V. R. Travel's. D.
W. Hubbard, L. R. Compton.
Bariton—Harry Johnson and 11 a
Homs—Norris Forrest, B. A. Johin
son, W. T. Hiatt, Magne Benum, R. W.
Saxophones—F. R. Holden, C. J.
Wagner, G. F. Kuist, Bruce McCon
nell, L. M. Husby.
Trombones—Vincent Kielty, A. A.
Ewert, L. Russell.
Tuba—J. H. Colton, O. K. vViUi
grube, F. J. Poduska.
Drums—Walter Fichtenau, Glen
Walrath and Gordon Davy.
Julius Peterson of Tacoma, Wash.,
a former Minot druggist, has arrived
to attend a case which comes tip in
district court today.
10 BIG ACTS FOR TOWN CRIERS
VAUDEVILLE THURSDAY, FEB. 2
Jean Carroll, Former Minot Girl, a
The Independent is pleased to learn
that Miss Jean Carroll, a former Mi
not girl, has made her mark in the
vaudeville world. She is now play
ing with Keith's vaudeville circuit and
will play in one of the biggest houses
on Broadway nex,t. week.
The Minot Town Criers have
ranged one of the most ambitious
vaudeville performances this er/to
prising organization has ever present
ed which will be staged at the Audi
torium Thursday February 2. Tn.
intensely interesting and amusing a ty
are scheduled in their program, the
actors and actresses comprising si inc
of the most talented performers of •the
One of the leading features :s a
cabaret scene entitled "15 Minuus '.u.
Dreamland", the cast of which com
prises 12 of our most talented you'ng
peopie, six ladies and six gentlemen.
A feature dance by»Miss Ruth Eklo.
and "Cap" Swiggum promises i_. be
one of the best numbers in the fet.
An Ono in which .Miss Heien MTsr
I and G. E. Vogt appear with Miss
Myrtle Hamre as accompanist is par
"Black and White", a comedy skit
in which Messrs. Gettleman, Orbein,
Nyre and Colton are cast, is said to
be a scream. Harry "Ike" Evai.ii,
manager of the Rainbow Girls, now
appearing at the Grand Theatre is tip
author of the skit, and this fact is
sufficient guarantee of its being a
The Sleepy Hollow District Skulc.
taught by Prof. White will be of much
interest. Among the apt pupils SIK?
Eddie Person, Johnnie Corbett, John
nie McGuire, Billy O'Rourke, Archie
McCannel, Doc Allen. Stub Taylor,
Chub Winters, Lengthy Blume, John
ny Lewis, Davey Mair, Max Johnson,
Win Smart, Carl Cox and Slim Col
Members of the Club are soliciting:
ticket sales and from present reports,
the tickets are going like hot cakes.
The many friends of Mrs. Anthcny
Walton will be pained to learn that
her condition does not improve. She
has been ill from heart trouble and
complications for several months. She
is under the care of a nurse.