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The? ni'v.lv elected county officials
will go into office, Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The court house will not he open on
There will not be a great many
changes. K. W. Kennard. county au
ditor, and Alfred Mostud, county
treasurer, are holdovers, and their
new terjn.v wiil not begin until in the
Judge Win. .Murray, county judge,
A. M. Waller, superintendent of
schools, E. J. Thomas, county sur
veyor, arid It. W. Pence, coronor, were
re-elected. The personnel of these
offices will remain practically the
Miss Nelle Hose, who has been
deputy Register of Deeds for several
years, and who is the first woman ever
elected to this office, will take charge
of her office Tuesday. Miss Rose is
particularly well qualified for this
work and will conduct it in the same
capable manner that has character
ized the administrations of the popu
lar and efficient Register of Deeds,
Martin J. Engeseth, who will retire.
Miss Nelle Rose
Miss Rose has selected as her
ieputy, Miss Florence Siverling,
daughter of Mrs. Mary Siverling, of
Bowbells. She has been employed in
the Register of Deeds office of Ward
rouritw for the past lour years and
she was deputy for two years in that
office in Burke county under George
Hanson. She was employed for two
years bv M. R. Porter in transcribing
the records of old Ward county at the
time of its division. She is particu
larly capable of holding this import
ant position.
Miss Rose announces that Mrs. M.
i. Engeseth, Miss Anna Biorn and
Miss Lena Crowe will remain in the
Register of Deeds office.
V. E. Stenersen becomes the new
State's attorney. Mr. Stenersen is a
•:apable attorney who has made his
way thru his own efforts. He won
out in a particularly hard campaign
with a good sized majority. His as
sistant as announced is O. B. Herig
stad, who has been the state's attor
ney for Ward county for years. This
important office will.be conducted in
the future in the same efficient man
ner as in the past.
.Mrs. Mae Golberg will assume her
position as Clerk of the District
Court Tuesday. She is the first wo
man ever elected to this office and
rbaving had years of experience as an
employe in this office, is expected to
siake a good record.
Mrs. Golberg has selected as her
•ieputy, J. F. Crites, -who was employ
ed as deputy in this office many years
*go, when J. E. Smith was clerk of
the district court. He has been em
ployed at the Russell-Miller mill for
•several years.
Miss Helen Thuerer, who has been
connected with the Home Furniture
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Mrs. Mae Golberg
Co. for several years, will be the of
fice clerk.
A. S. Spicher, for the past four
years a member of the board of coun
ty commissioners, becomes sheriff of
Ward county next Tuesday. Mr.
Spicher was chairman of the board
for several years and if he conducts
his new office as well as he has that
of county commissioner the voters of
the county will have no reason to re
gret placing him in this important
Mr. Spicher has been a resident of
Ward county for nearly two decades.
He has built up one of the finest farm
homes in Ward county, south of Des
Mr. Spicher has selected as his
chief deputy, L. H. Avery, former
Donnybrook farmer.
A. S. Spicher
C. R. Hicks of Des Lacs will be the
new turnkey at the county jail.
Wm. Rustad, who has been connect
ed with the office of the County Audi
tor, will be the office deputy.
Recalls Time When Ward County Had
Fewer Than 600 Votes
In the early days of Ward county,
there were naturally but few votes
and most of them were rounded up in
little village of Minot. Judge
Murray recalls that the second time
he was elected county judge of Ward
county, he received a total of but 275
votes, yet his two opponents, Martin
Jacobson and John Wallin, received a
total of but 276 votes.
At the recent election in November,
there were 8,905 votes in Ward coun
ty, including those of the women.
E. E. Burdick of Surrey, has in his
possession a fine hunting dog with a
Berthold, N. D. license. Mr. Burdick
is taking good care of the canine and
the owner can recover it at any time.
V.'E. Stenersen
Storage Battery in Conjunction
With a Rectifier Forms the
Ideal Power Supply.
When the filament current of a
vacuum tube is adjusted at normal
rated value a small change in fila
ment current will cause a large
change in the plate current. Suppose
a certain tube is used in a regenera
tive receiver circuit. Not only does
a variation in filament current
change the plate current and cause a
sound in the teloplwne receivers, but
the plafe importance Is changed, and
tlio energy fed back to the grid cir
cuit is changed, Which causes the vari
ations in plate current to be ampli
In order, then, to maintain the plate
fmpedance constant and also to re
duce tube noises to a minimum, es
pecially If the receiver Is used for
radiophone reception, the ideal source
of filament current shoulrt be at a
constant potential. A storage battery
represents the best source of constant
potential for filament current supply.
For those who have alternating cur
rent available and want the best re
sults. a storage battery In conjunc
tion with a rectifier forms the Ideal
power supply for the filaments of the
tube. This is especially true if am
plifiers are usert in conjunction with
the receiver, for any variations In fila
ment current causing noises in an am
plifier set will be amplified by the
successive tubes until the original
noises become a veritable roar.
If a single tube Is used for recep
tion without amplifiers it is possible
7?eejsrtertrt/i'e /fece/rcr
to use alternating currenc as source of
filament current. There'will always
be present In the telephone receivers
CO-cycle hum, but by the use of cer
tain circuits and auxiliary apparatus,
this GO-cycle hum can be reduced to
a minimum.
The use of alternating current as a
source of power supply for the fila
ments of the vacuum tube lias its
greatest advantages In cheapness, low
maintenance, and the small amount of
space needed for Its apparatus. A
small stepdown transformer of such
ratio as to reduce the house lighting
current t© six volts, and of sufficient
capacity to light ffte filament of one
tube,s can he mounted inside a receiv
ing cabinet as an integral part of the
The greatest disadvantage of using
alternating current on the filament of
a vacuum tube is the ever present 60
cycle hum, and since the supply cir
cuit potential is not absolutely con
stant, the filament current will vary
from time to time, making it neces
sary to frequently adjust the fila
ment rheostat.
The simplest method of using al
ternating current for filament current
supply is to connect the usual "A"
battery leads from the receiver to a
toy' stepdown transformer which will
deliver six volts, as shown in Figure
R. This" connection, however, will
cause a very loud hum In the receiv
ers. Even though the Incoming signal
Will be just as loud as though direct
current were used on the filament the
alternating current hum Is so loud that
It will drown out the average signal.
Standard vacuum tubes require a po
tential drop across the filament of
approximately five and one-half volts.
Progressing from the circuit ar
rangement to one in which the grid
circuit is inductively coupled to the
antenna, we lmve the circuit shown In
Figure Q. In this type of circuit ar
rangement all of the circuits are tuned
and the vacuum tube functions sim
ultaneously ns detector, amplifier and
The antenna oscillator circuit con
sists of a variable and tin- tapped
primary ri"- -i!'plfr. Hy the
use of a :a series cou-
denser. It is not only possible to tune
finely, lint also, by changing the ratio
of capacity to inductance usert to re
ceive the same signal, the sharpness of
tuning can be varied.
The grid circuit of the tube is
coupled to the antenna circuit by
means of a few turns of wire on the
rotor of the vario-coupler. The tun
ing of the circuit Is accomplished by
means of the grid variometer. The
grid condenser is the grid with respect
to the filament, so that the only ca
pacity In shunt with the inductance
in the grid circuit is that between the
grid and filament In the tube. The
shunt capacity gives the greatest In
ductance with a very small value of
voltage variation on the grid for a
given signal in the antenna. Since
a vacuum tube depends for its opera
tion on the amplitude of the voltage
applied to the grid. It Is desirable to
use only very small values of shunt
capacity In the grid circuit, especially
on short waves.
Noted Authority Answers a Question
of Interest to Fans the
World Over.
Doctor Steinmetz, who Is an author
ity on high-power electrical phenome
na, was asked the following question
during his visit to the radio congress:
Question Doctor Steinmetz, many of
us have amateur radio receiving sets
in our homes. We have heard rumors
that the underwriters consider that
there is a fire hazard because of the
antenna and the ground connections,
and that certain restrictions may be
placed on amateur Installations. We
would like to have your opinion as to
the real hazard involved.
Answer: There Is no hazard In the
amateur radio receiving stations. It In
volves no fire risk nor risk to life. It
is merely a harmless toy, but Is a great
deal more than a toy. It is one of the
most valuable developments of the last
years, by its instructive and education
al value and the recreation^anil pleas
ure which it supplies. It would, there-
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fore, he very regrettable if, by a mis
guided public opinion, obstructions
were placed in the way of the fullest
and freest developments of the ama
teur radio station. With regard to the
possible lightning risk from the ground
ed antenna, first—the lightning risk In
a city Is very remote in any case, and,
second—the grounded antenna rather
acts like a lightning rod and exercises
a protective action against lightning.
Any danger from the radio power re
ceived by the amateur station obvious
ly is ridiculous when considering that
the energy of a single pound of coal
would be more than enough to operate
the radio receiving station continuous
ly for over a thousand years. Certain
ly this Is not enough energy to do
Vaughn MacCaughey, head of
Hawaiian public schools, Is ar
ranging to install standard re
ceiving sets in all rural schools.
Extension courses, especially In
agriculture, will be broadcast
from the University of Hawaii.
Broadcasting now appears as
an aid to stenographic students,
furnishing them with speeches
for transcription In practicing
to Increase their speed. Sev
eral business schools are taking
up radio receiving for their
speed classes.
On the Pacific coast radio Is
being extensively used to sell
Bibles. Lectures about the
Bible are broadcast and an au
tomobile rigged up with an an
tenna tours the section, giving
sales talks by a radio loud
The famous long-distance ra
dio station, Nauen, in Germany,
is to be altered so as to In
crease Its range and to meet the
Increasing traffic In the United
States and Argentine republic.
The plans Include the erection
of seven new masts, each 080
feet high, and the dismantling of
four of the existing mnsts.
The Minot schools and the Normal
are enjoying a vacation this week.
Mrs. B. F. Baker and daughter,
Miss Mildred Baker, returned to their
home at Glenburn Saturday.
H. G. Swenstad, employed in the
schools of Devils Lake, is spending
the holidays with his parents.
Anton Fallet, who is staying at the
L. T. Larson home in Torning town
ship, is reported ill with rheumatism.
Carl Mason, secretary of the Ward
county fair, is spending his holiday
vacation with his mother and aunt in
'New London, Wis. I
Dr. Constans, Donnybrook physi-1
cian, who has had a terrific siege of
typhoid fever, is able to walk out,
after weeks of lying in bed.
B. D. Barnett of Berthold was in
the city Friday. He sent the Inde
pendent to his father at Rockville,
Mo., 'for a year as a Christmas pres
The members of the M,inot Volun
teer fire department have installed a
fine radio outfit and get many hours
enjoyment receiving messages from
distant points.
Mrs. L. T. Larson and son, Robert,
accompanied Mr. Larson to their
home in Torning township, where they
are spending the vacation. Robert is
a student at the Minot Normal.
The Minot postoffice force have
about recovered from the Christmas
rush of business. They report that
the parcels were better wrapped this
year than usual and the mailing be
gan earlier.
The Minot schools are preparing a
scrap book to be sent to the- schools
of Hawaii. This book will contain in
teresting pictures of our city and
community and other sections of the
state, together with interesting data.
John Huesers of the Dakota Trans
fer Co., has returned from the Asbury
Hospital, Minneapolis, where he sub
mitted to an operation on his shoul
der. Following his service in the
army, Mr. Huesers' shoulder has fre
quently been thrown out of joint.
A fine Christmas entertainment was
enjoyed at the Lutheran church in
Torning township Friday night. Rev.
Mr. Anderson delivered an address
and two of the schools of the town
ship furnished the program. There
was a Christmas tree with a Santa
Claus and presents for all.
A surprise party was held for Mr.
and Mrs. James Sillman of Torning
township Saturday night. Dancing
was enjoyed during the evening and
refreshments were served. Music
was furnished by Jesse Evans and
Henry Pitts, with violins, and Mrs. A.
Sillman at the piano.
Rolla Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Johnson, arrived from Slocan
City, B. C., to spend the holiday vaca
tion. His wife who has been visiting
her parents in this state, joined her
husband here. Mr. Johnson has been
successfully engaged in the lumber
milling business in British Columbia
for several years and he had not been
home for three years.
Ed King of Donnybrook was in the
city on business Saturday. He in
forms us that two of his daughters,
Lillian, 5, and Ruth, 16, are ill with
typhoid fever. Mr. King is of the
opinion that other water at Donny
brook is polluted with typhoid germs
besides that used at the restaurant,
for his daughters did not drink any of
the latter water. An effort is being
made to discover which wells are ef
Dr. Sandberg and Babe Fall to
Bottom of Stairway
Dr. Victor Sandberg, well known
dentist, was painfully injured when he
fell from the top of the stairs to the
bottom, at his home on Third Avenue
S. E., early Saturday morning.
Mr. Sandberg had but recently
moved into the home which he pur
chased from G. A. Hassel and was
not acustomed to the stairs. He was
carrying the babe downstairs and
stumbled. The doctor with the babe
in his arms rolled to the bottom of
the stairway. The doctor was severe
ly bruised, tho no bones were broken,
while the babe escaped without any
Scofield to Convert Home into
A. P. Scofield, the outgoing sheriff,
will convert his large residence in this
city into an apartment house, with six
fine apartments, each of which will be
provided with a private bath. Mr.
Scofield will occupy one of the apart
ments himself.
Infant Daughter Died
Anna J. Kloss, six weeks old dauglv
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kloss of
Burlington, died Sunday morning at
a local hospital. The funeral was held
the same afternoon with burial in
Rosehill cemetery.
Stanley Man Died in Minot
Wallace Flatt, age 62 years, an em
ploye of the Great Northern railroad
at Stanley, died Sunday at a local
hospital. The remains were shipped
to Stanley where the funeral was held.
E. E. Fecker's Father Died
Ernest E. Fecker, proprietor of
Everybody's Meat Market, was called
to his old home, Springfield, Minn., by
the death of his father which occurred
Monday night.
At Prison Gates
Warden—What's your name and oc
Prisoner—My name is Spark I'm
an electrician, and I was sent up for
assault and battery.
Warden—Hey, Guard! Give this
man a nice dry cell:
The Bismarck high school has decid
ed to permit high school dances un
der faculty supervision.
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December 28, 1922
McGrath Cigar Factory Does Big
J. C. McGrath, who came to Minot
from Portland, Maine, in October, to
open a cigar factory on the second
floor of the North American Cream
ery Building, is meeting with much
success, which he no doubt deserves.
He manufactures one brand of
cigars, the "Northern Light", in five
shapes and sizes, using only the very
best imported tobaccos. The Gamble
Robinson Co. are handling the entire
output of his plant.
Mr. McGrath is working a good siz
ed crew and business is growing daily.
He was engaged in the manufacture
of cigars for 17 years in Portland,
Mr. McGrath intended locating at
Great Falls, Mont., but received a let
ter from Carl E. Danielson, president
of the Minot Association of Commerce
who painted Minot in such glowing
terms that he stopped to look the city
over. He considered this one of the
best points for a cigar factory in the
west, so decided to remain.
Verne Martin Praises Iron Range
Mr. and Mrs. Verne Martin of Vir
ginia City, Minn., are spending the
week in this city the guests of the
former's mother, Mrs. Geo. Martin.
Mr. Martin has nothing but praise for
the Iron Range. Virginia City, with
her 15,000 population, has an assessed
valuation of 46 million dollars. The
streets and alleys are all paved. The
largest white pine saw mill in the
world, with a capacity of a million
feet a day, is located there. The mill
is running at three-fourths capacity
now. The schools are wonderful.
There are free doctors for the sick
children. Children are hauled to
school in heated buses. They do not
have to buy paper or pencils, and all
books are furnished them. If they
are underweight, they are given milk
free. At noon they can buy a bowl of
soup at the school for one cent, and
sandwiches for 2 cents. A noon day
meal costs them five cents. Virginia
City has a $3,000,000.00 school build
ing, while Hibbing's cost $5,000,000.00.
Five-Year-Old Goebel Lad Shot and
Killed Sister While Playing
Leonard Goebel, the five-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Goebel,
farmer living five miles northwest of
Minot, shot and killed his baby sister,
Elenora, aged one year and eight
months, this evening, while the par
ents were at the barn doing the chores.
The little boy had been playing with
a .22 calibre rifle when it was acci
dentally discharged. The bullet en
tered under the right eye and caused
almost instant death.
The gun had been left under the
stairway and the children found it.
Coronor R. W. Pence decided an in
quest unnecessary.
The funeral services will be held
Saturday, with interment in St. Leo's
cemetery, Minot.
Appointment of B. E. Stewart Is
The appointment of B. E. Stewart
as postmaster at Minot, was confirm
ed by the U. S. Senate Friday after
noon. At the same time, the ap
pointment of Justice Butler to the
Supreme court was confirmed.
Amond Balerud and family of
Readlyn, Sask., who left Minot ten
years ago, are visiting relatives in
this city. Mr. Balerud is making a
big success of farming in Canada and
next week this paper will contain an
interesting account of how he does it.
Wekseth Funeral
The funeral of Mrs. Einer Wekseth.
who died last Thursday night, was
held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. with serv
ices at the family residence, 433 Third
avenue northwest, and final services
at 3 o'clock at the Zion Lutheran
church in charge of the Rev. J. R.
Michaelson. A large number «f
friends and acquaintances of the de
ceased were present to pay their last
respects and there were many beauti
ful floral offerings. Interment follow
ed in Rosehill cemetery.
WANTED—To hear from owner of
good farm for sale. State cash
price, full particulars. D. F. Bush,
Minneapolis, Minn. 12/28*
MONEY TO LOAN—On first mort
gage security on farm land. See
P. V. Malm, care of Malm Machin
ery Co., Minot, N. D. 12/7-tf
LIGNITE Burlington City Mine
Lignite, $5.00 per ton delivered.
Tom Waldon, Phone 858R, Minot,
N. D. 12/7-4t*
FOR SALE—First class lignite, $5.00
per ton delivered. Phone 563.
WANTED—To buy a few live, fat
hogs and two year old cattle.
Stearns Motor Co., Minot, N. Dak.
Phone 563. 12/14-3t
Estray Notice
Estrayed from my farm in Tolgen
township one black colt coming three
years old, star in forehead and white
spot on nostril. Also one ball-faced
grey colt coming three years old.
12/21-2t* Burlington, N.
FOR SALE!—The owner having moved
from the city asks me to sell his
residence property on Eighth ave.
N. E. This is a very desirable
property, situated two blocks from
the new school house now being
erected. It is modern, seven rooms
and bath, full basement, concrete
floored garage, south frontage, 72
foot, an ideal home. Now rents for
$40 per month—could easily get $46
or $60. This property is
R. Falconer,
of Independent. ll-30tf
FOR SALE—4 Poland China Pigs 1
Poland China Bred Sow. Miles
Scribner, Burlington, N. D„ R. R. 3.

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