Erie News
1937 Hunter Herald



February 4, 1937

Erie Resident 54 Years Passes
Mrs. Samuel Mechtel 69, of Erie Passed Away Monday
Mrs. Samuel Mechtel, 69, resident of the Erie vicinity for 54 years, died Monday at the home of her son, George, in Erie township. She had been ill for some time.
Rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Erie, with burial at the Erie Cemetery. The body is at Lindsey funeral home, Page.
Mrs. Mechtel leaves her husband, a retired farmer of Erie, and seven sons: Sam jr., and Paul A., Erie; Henry, Detroit Lakes; Robert, Lake Park; William, Argusville; Vernon, Page; George, Erie township; four daughters, Mrs. Bryan Collins, Page; Mrs. Clarence Brown, Casselton; Mrs. Harry Brown, Erie; and Mrs. George Grieger, Amenia.


May 13, 1937

Bank Burglary fails at Erie

Old fashioned Alarm averts looting in Erie
An old fashioned burglar alarm, powered by dry cell batteries, saved the Erie State Bank from being burglarized early Wednesday.
Burglars had punched the lock out of the front door to gain entrance, had gone down the basement, presumably to look over possibilities of getting into the vault through the floor.
When the combination on the vault door was moved, the burglar alarm, a siren, was touched off. Citizens sleeping nearby were awakened and called H. L. Hill, cashier, who called the Cass County sheriff's department at 2:55 a.m.
No one was seen leaving the bank and nothing was disturbed within the building.


June 24, 1937

Erie Resident Passes

Louis Schroeder, 77, Cass county resident for nearly 50 years, died Saturday at Erie where services were held at the Presbyterian church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with burial in the local cemetery.
The Erie Masonic Lodge of which Mr. Schroeder was a member, attended in a body and was in charge of the rites at the grave.
Born in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mr. Schroeder came to North Dakota nearly a half century ago. He was married to Sadie Delamater at Erie, November 25, 1890. She and six children survive. They are Mrs. Grace Morrow of Page, Phil and Willis of Erie, Arthur and Ralph of Kansas City and Mrs. Hazel Bolmeier of Chicago.
There brothers are Herman, Carl and William Schroeder of Erie.
Mr. Schroeder had been a member of the school and township boards for many years. He had received a medal for his long services on the school board.


October 14, 1937

Miss Annie McLeod who has been ill in St. Luke's hospital in Fargo has returned to her home.
Mr. Dolson Hill, Superintendent of the school at Davenport, visited with his mother this weekend.
Rev. Samuelson has returned from Bismarck where he attended the session of the Methodist conference.
Bud Herman, a student at the Agricultural College, visited at his parents' home here in Erie over the Sunday.
Rev. Colvin and Mr. Ralph Cameron attended the meeting of the Presbytery which was held at Colgate on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lehman, Mrs. Willis Hill, and Marjorie Hill drove to Page Tuesday afternoon to visit Mrs. Mullens.
Mrs. James McPherson who has been visiting her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Osborn at Hankinson, N. Dak., the last week returned home Saturday.
Rev. Huey from Jamestown was here to see his daughter, Miss Mary Huey, who is an instructor in our high school, Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. James Willis Hill entertained Mrs. Will Schroeder and Mrs. Dixon of Erie and Mrs. Johnson of Minneapolis at her home Friday afternoon.
Mr. Hans Anderson and family have come here from Gardner, N. Dak. and have moved into the Allen house. Mr. Anderson has taken over the Robertson Garage. Welcome.
The Erie six man football team suffered a crushing defeat from the hands of the Hunter boys last Friday. However, the team is just beginning and there are better times coming.
The Erie Community Club will hold its second meeting of the year on Friday, October 13th in the Erie Hall. Besides the regular business meeting, an interesting program will be given.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bolmeier drove to Jamestown Friday to attend “Mother's and Dad's Day” at the college. They brought their daughter, June, who is a freshman there, home for the weekend.
Mrs. Johnson from Minneapolis, Minn. and Mrs. Partridge from Milbank, S. Dak. have been staying at the home of their sister Mrs. Will Schroeder for a few days. They were called here by the death of their mother, Mrs. Corske.
Thursday evening Mr. James McPherson, Scoutmaster, and Messrs. Ralph Cameron, John Conrad, M. Palmer and W. R. Kyser, Scout committeemen, took the Boy Scouts troop and friends to the Boy Scout Jamboree at Casselton.
A few of the young people in Erie met in the Presbyterian church Sunday evening to organize a Young People Society. The meeting was led by Ruth Hill. All young people are invited and encouraged to join and attend these meetings.
Miss Ferne Thompson who has been visiting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the last three months returned to her home here Monday. She was accompanied by her cousin, Mr. Ralph Thompson and his wife, who came to spend with their uncle, Mr. Walker Thompson, his eighty-second birthday.
Several men from Erie turned up their courage to the striking point, bought hunting licenses, went hunting, and despite the articles in all the papers about a shortage of pheasants and other game, were rewarded by getting their limits. Just proves you can't believe all you hear.
A group of people consisting of Mesdames Ralph Cameron, Clint McLeod, Henry Hill, Harold Siewerdsen, the Misses Stock and Huey, and Messrs. Henry Hill, Howard Siewerdsen and Rev. Colvin attended the Cass county Sunday school conference Friday at Buffalo. They report a very helpful and interesting meeting.
This year the Erie school band is going through a complete process of reorganization. With just seven old members and fifteen new ones, Mr. Siewerdsen, the band director, is finding plenty to do. The first six weeks has been devoted to individual lessons and next week the band is going to start practicing together. It will take a good deal of effort and faithful practice but we all agree it's worth it.


October 21, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yagen were business visitors in Pillsbury Friday.
Mr. Kenneth Dahl from Litchville visited with friends in Erie Sunday.
Mrs. Luella Dickson left this week for a visit with the Harringtons at Mayville.
Sheriff Roethke and Mr. Sam Graff drove to Ohio this week after a man that is wanted by the law.
Mrs. Clarence Pautz and daughter, Marlys, of Mayville visited with relatives and friends in Erie Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Thompson and daughter, Ferne, drove to Duluth, Minnesota, to visit with Mr. Dalbert Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Hild and son, Donald, from Cooperstown were guests of Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson on Sunday.
The Methodist Ladies Aid will hold their annual supper on Friday October 29th in the Erie Hall. Everyone is invited.
Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen was called to Buffalo this week by the serious illness of her grandmother, Mrs. T. G. Raveling.
Mrs. Willis Hill had her two grandchildren, Beverly Jean and Willis McKay of Pillsbury, as guests Friday and Saturday.
A number of people from Erie drove to the N. K. Nelson home near Ayr last Wednesday to attend the meeting of the ladies aid.
Ralph Mosher who is attending the Agricultural college visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mosher this weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson, who have been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Walker Thompson here in Erie, have returned to their home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For the winter months the services in the Methodist church have been changed from morning to the afternoon. Sunday school will be held at two o'clock and church at three.
Mr. Glenn Hill, who is an instructor at the Agricultural college in Fargo, and family visited with his mother, Mrs. Willis Hill, over the weekend.
Mrs. Louis Schroeder entertained a few ladies last Wednesday afternoon. The present were: Mesdames H. F. Nutting, Colvin, Will Schroeder, of Erie and Mrs. Johnson of Minneapolis.
Carol Jean Samuelson was pleasantly surprised Saturday when a large group of her girlfriends came to her home and helped her celebrate her tenth birthday. They played games and Mrs. Samuelson served a lovely lunch including, of course, a big birthday cake.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bolmeier and family were invited to the Parent Teachers meeting in Galesburg last Wednesday. Mr. Bolmeier and three children, Wallace, Gerald and Carol, have formed a German band that is a complete success and have been called upon to play at many different places.
Friday evening the Erie hall was the scene of great activity. The bell rang shortly after eight o'clock calling a number of Erie's older folks back to their school days. The program for the evening was an old fashioned school on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Bert Palmer acted as the school teacher and Rev. Colvin as President of the school board. The school, which consisted of about twenty people, whose school days are a thing of the past, gave an interesting program despite the fact that many a girl forget her piece and the boys threw spitballs and made mischief in general. A short business meeting and lunch concluded the evening.


October 28, 1937

A group of Erie people drove to Absaraka to attend the Ladies Aid there.
Messrs. W. S. and H. B. Allan are visiting friends in Ponsford, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill drove to Fargo Sunday to hear Rev. Robertson.
Dolson Hill of Davenport was a guest of his mother, Mrs. Willis Hill Sunday.
Ralph Mosher who is a student at the A. C. in Fargo visited his folks here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bolmeier drove to their cottage at Detroit Lakes this weekend.
Last Wednesday Mrs. Bill Bolmeier and Mrs. Reuben Bolmeier called on friends in Page.
Rev. Colvin was absent from his duties Sunday. He was taken ill last week but is improving at this time.
Thursday afternoon the ladies of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid served a wonderful supper in the church basement.
Mrs. Goodall and daughters, Myrtle and Lucille were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yagen, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Beith from Wheatland drove up to see Mrs. Henry Schroeder and daughter, Minnie Hendricks, Sunday.
Mrs. Clint McLeod, Mrs. Bill Bolmeier, and Miss Kate McLeod visited at the home of Mrs. Charlton Dows Friday afternoon.
Miss Margaret Beith, who teaches near Leonard, was a guest at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. James Beith this last weekend.
Mrs. Johnson who has been visiting at the home of her sister Mrs. Will Schroeder for about three weeks left for her home in Minneapolis Friday.
The Erie six man football team held their own a little better when they played with Hunter last Wednesday. Just give them time and they'll be doing big things.
Tuesday evening Mrs. Melvin Ottis entertained at dinner Mr. and Mrs. Eldar Ottis and Mr. and Mrs. Rudrud, Abercrombie, and Mr. Roy Bolmeier of Valley City.
Rev. Hull from Hunter drove through Erie on his way to Buffalo Thursday and took Mr. Siewerdsen with him. Rev Hull officiated at the funeral of Mrs. T. G. Raveling.
Miss Christine Colvin, who teaches at Finley, came home to see her father, who is ill, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cameron took her back to her school Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday evening the younger group of the Camp Fire Girls are giving a party for prospective members in the schoolhouse. Games and tricks are to be played and they will serve a nice lunch.
Miss Marion Stock, Miss Mary Huey and Mr. James McPherson, instructors in our school, and Mrs. McPherson attended the Homecoming at Jamestown College Friday and Saturday. They report a very fine time.
Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen has returned from Buffalo where she was called by the illness and death of her grandmother, Mrs. T. G. Raveling. Mrs. Raveling leaves to mourn her three children, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Friday, October the twenty-ninth, the Methodist Ladies Aid will hold their annual church supper. They will start serving at five-thirty. Everyone is welcome. The menu: Mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey and chicken, cabbage salad, baked beans, rolls, pickles, cranberries, pie and coffee.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bolmeier from Valley City visited friends and relatives in Erie Sunday. They brought with them Mr. Bolmeier's little pal, Charlie McGassey-now if you enjoy “Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy” you should just listen in on Roy and Charlie McGassey-we've hear there's no comparison.
Mrs. Henry Hill attended Mother's and Dad's Day at Mayville State Teachers College at Mayville. She was the guest of her daughter, Miss Jean, who is a senior there. This is the fourth time Mrs. Hill has visited for the particular day. She was the recipient of a lovely diploma certifying she had attended for four years.
We've been hearing a lot about the cribs of corn that different elevators have. Erie is pretty proud of the corn that has been grown around here. If you glance over the Bolmeier Bros. elevator way you can see crib after crib piled to overflowing. It does one's heart good to realize that nature hasn't turned her back on us after all.


November 4, 1937

Mr. Robert Delamater has gone to Montana for the winter. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lehman visited Mrs. Mullins in Page Tuesday.
Sunday the Dietrick Alberts family visited relatives near Casselton.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bolmeier were business callers in Buffalo Friday.
Mrs. Dickson entertained the members of the Auxiliary Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Marjorie Hill visited Rev. Samuelson's churches at Absaraka and Wheatland, Sunday.
Mr. Walter Stibbe has returned from Minneapolis where he has been working for some time.
Sunday afternoon Mrs. Huey and son Robert of Jamestown visited her daughter Miss Mary.
Mr. Colby Thompson of Havre, Montana is visiting his father, Mr. Walker Thompson for a few days.
Carol Jean and Bruce Samuelson were guests at the Mathey farm home near Amenia Sunday.
The services in the Methodist church have been changed to Sunday school at 1:30 and church at 2:30.
Rev. Colvin who has been ill for the last two weeks is better now and plans to have services next Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. Samuelson were business visitors in Fargo Monday. They took their little son, Robert, with them.
Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson were Page visitors Saturday and while there attended the Lutheran church service.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill entertained their daughter, Miss Jean and her friend, Miss Leone Arnason, this weekend.
Mrs. Schrock and daughter Patsy have returned from Rock Lake where they had been visiting with Mrs. Schrock's mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cameron and family had as their dinner guests Sunday, Miss Mary Huey and Miss Marion Stock.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Bolmeier drove to Minneapolis this weekend and while there attended the Minnesota-Notre Dame game.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rieke and Miss Ruth Rieke were Fargo visitors Friday. They went to see Mrs. Rieke's mother, Mrs. A. W. Burgess.
Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Harrington and daughter, Lois of Mayville, were visiting with Mr. Harrington's sister, Mrs. Dickson on Sunday.
Miss Christine Colvin, who teaches in Finley, came home for the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Norling took her back on Sunday afternoon.
Monday nite the Masons held their regular meeting. They had two guests from Fargo, Mr. Dan Miller and Past Master, Mr. Dick Ries.
Mrs. George Dell, Jamestown, and Miss Margaret Beith, Kindred were visiting at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Beith this weekend.
Mr. Herman Boyce of Absaraka visited the Methodist church in Erie Sunday and gave a report on the district conference which was held in Bismarck.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lehman drove to Fargo Sunday to hear Rev. Robertson speak. Rev. Robertson used to preach in Erie.
Mr. and Mrs. Yagen and Mrs. Willis Hill were visitors at Pillsbury, Monday. While there Mrs. Yagen and Mrs. Hill called on Mrs. Frank McKay, Mrs. Hill's daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ottis entertained Mr. and Mrs. Port, formerly of Page, at a dinner Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Port and leaving in their trailer house for points south.
Mrs. Fred Peach entertained a group of relatives Sunday at a turkey dinner. They were there to help celebrate the birthdays of Mrs. Peach's daughter, Mary Ellen and Mrs. Peach's mother.
Saturday evening the older group of the Campfire Girls entertained the Boy Scouts in the basement of the Presbyterian church. The time was spent in playing Halloween games. A very fine lunch was served.
Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cameron had Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen, Miss Stock, Miss Huey and Miss Bolmeier to their home for dinner. The evening was spent in visiting and games.
Wednesday evening Messrs. Ralph Cameron, Harold Siewerdsen, Johnny Johnson, and John McLeod were visitors at the Eastgate Lodge in Fargo.
Messrs. Dolson Hill, Albert Ries, Melvin Ottis and Bud Herman made up a party that took in the Homecoming at the University in Grand Forks, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cuthbertson and family and Mr. Roy Book were Grand Forks visitors this weekend. They made the trip to visit friends and relatives there.
Mr. and Mrs. Siewerdsen had as their guests Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Raveling of Buffalo, the occasion was the birthday of Mr. Raveling. Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Pavlik of Buffalo were also in Erie Friday night visiting relatives and friends.
Saturday evening the Junior League gave a party in the basement of the Methodist church. There were spooks, goblins and so forth. An interesting program concerning Halloween was given, games were played, and a nice lunch was served.
Sunday evening at seven-thirty, November seventh, the young people's group are holding an organization meeting. Miss Marjorie Hill will head the meeting and the topic is “Peace on the March.” All young people are urged to come and bring their friends.
Saturday evening, November 6, the Erie School is holding their annual fall carnival in the schoolhouse. An interesting program is being prepared and there will be a good many games to play including bingo. There are going to be many good and useful prizes given away.
Wednesday evening the younger group of the Campfire girls gave a party for prospective members. They gave a program telling how and why a girl should join Campfire. After the program they played games and had lunch. There are about twelve new members now.
Friday afternoon there were three Halloween parties in progress at once in the schoolhouse. The rooms celebrating were: Primary room under Miss Bolmeier, Intermediate room under Miss Stock and the Seventh and Eighth grades in charge of Mr. Siewerdsen. They all report a fine time.
Friday evening the Methodist ladies aid held their annual church supper. The supper was wonderfully served and was enjoyed by people from at least nine towns. There were groups from Page, Buffalo, Ayr, Hunter, Galesburg, Arthur, Wheatland, Absaraka and Eire. By request one table was reserved for the Hunter football team and supporters.
November 11, 1937 The school board held their regular meeting Tuesday evening in the schoolhouse.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bolmeier were visitors in Minnesota Sunday and Monday.
Thursday a group of people from the Erie Eastern Star attended an Eastern Star meeting in Fargo.
Mrs. Oscar Paulson, and father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ammerman, spend Wednesday in their former home at Hoople, N. Dak.
Mrs. John Beith of Wheatland called at the home of her mother, Mrs. Henry Schroeder, Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. W. A. Bolmeier and Mrs. H. Siewerdsen called at the home of Mrs. Bolmeier's sister, Mrs. Mullens in Page on Monday.
Mrs. Walker Thompson who has been visiting with relatives at Ellsworth, Wisconsin returned to her home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Buck and Miss Kathryn Mullens of Page were dinner guests at the Jake Lehman home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Kyser and daughter Magdalene, and Mrs. Brewer were business callers in Fargo Saturday.
The members of the Erie School Board attended the meeting of the Cass County School Officers in Casselton Friday.
Monday afternoon a division of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid held their business meeting at the home of Mrs. Clint McLeod.
Tuesday evening the Boy Scouts held a Court of Honor. Three boys-Dale McLeod, Gerald Bolmeier and Milton Peterson joined the troop.
Mrs. Willis Hill entertained at dinner Tuesday evening Carol Jean, Robert; Bruce; and Leora May; children of Rev. and Mrs. Samuelson.
Tuesday evening Rev. and Mrs. Samuelson entertained at dinner Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Siewerdsen, Misses Marion Stock, Mary Huey and Emma Bolmeier.
Mrs. Luella Dickson left Saturday for an extended visit in the home of her son, Mr. Lyle Hill, who is the Superintendent at New Leipzig, N. Dak.
Mr. Roy Book has been spending most of his days near Hunter lately. He is working on a remodeling job of the farm house of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Doe.
Misses Jean Hill, Charlotte Hill, Mr. Wallace Hill and Miss Muriel Kentfield; all students at the Mayville State Teachers College; visited in their respective homes this weekend.
Mr. Wallace Schroeder, and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Schroeder left Tuesday for Lola, Montana. Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder expect to stay several months at the home of their son, Mr. John Schroeder and his family.
The Misses Marion Stock, Mary Huey and Marjorie Hill drove to Fargo Monday evening to hear Rachmaninoff play. They say it was a very interesting and inspirational program.
Mrs. W. A. Bolmeieir, Mrs. Minnie Hendricks and Mrs. H. H. Siewerdsen drove to Wheatland Thursday afternoon. They visited with Mrs. John Beith, Mrs. Hendrick's sister, and then went to Casselton.
Mrs. W. A. Bolmeier visited with her daughter June, who is attending Jamestown College, Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Bolmeieier, Mary Jane and Mr. H. Siewerdsen drove to Jamestown Sunday, visited awhile and brought Mrs. Bolmeier home.
Saturday evening the Erie School was the center of much hilariousness and gay activity. The affair was the School Carnival put on by the sophomore class. A one-act play was presented which was greatly enjoyed. There were many games to play including of course bingo, which proved very popular. Miss Mildred Peterson won a large jar filled with chocolates by guessing the closest to the correct number of candies in the jar. It was a fine carnival and everyone enjoyed it.
Tuesday afternoon the Wee Hah Kay Dah group of the Campfire held their first meeting. They had an election of officers and the victorious candidates were: President-Lois Hammerud; Vice President-Marjorie Henderson; Secretary-Patricia Morrow; Treasurer-Carol Bolmeier. They are a busy group and are making big plans for this year.
Monday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen entertained at dinner, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Raveling, Buffalo, North Dakota, Ms. Jerome Wright, Park Rapids, Minnesota, and Miss Harriet Raveling, Hunter, North Dakota. This was a farewell dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Raveling who leave Thursday for a trip through the East and a visit with their son, Mr. Phillip Raveling and family at Windsor, Virginia.
Sunday evening the Young People Society held their organization meeting. For their worship service Miss Marjorie Hill led and Mr. Morrow gave a talk on peace. The business meeting was spent in drafting rules, laws and plans for the year. An election of officers was held and the officers elect-Vice President Maurice Nelson; Secretary Morley Yagen; Treasurer Wallace Bolmeier; Pianist 1-Morley Yagen, 2-Marjorie Bissett, 3-Virginia Mosher. The meeting was very well attended. Miss Sylvia Ammerman will lead next Sunday and everyone is invited.
November 18, 1937 Business called Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bergman to Fargo, Monday.
Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Larsen were callers in Fargo.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Alberts and Walter Alberts were business visitors in Fargo Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Thompson from Grandin were business visitors here Wednesday.
A group of people from Erie attended the Methodist turkey supper at Wheatland Thursday night.
Mrs. H. F. Nutting entertained a group of ladies at a farewell tea in honor or Mrs. Bob Grant.
Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson visited with Mr. McPherson's mother Mrs. Annie McPherson, at Arthur Sunday.
The day before Mrs. W. L. Schroeder left for the west, she and Mrs. Henry Yagen were visitors in Embden.
Tuesday Mr. and Mrs Albert Schrock were called to Rock Lake to attend the funeral of a friend's infant son.
Mrs. Marshall Sloan spent several days last week in Hope. She was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Shellman.
Mrs. Henry Yagen and Mrs. Willis Hill were visitors in the Mrs. Frank McKay home in Pillsbury last Wednesday. They were guests at a quilting party.
Mrs. Henry Rieke, who has been with the C. C. C.'s, has returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rieke.
A group of people from Erie drove to Arthur to attend the funeral of Mr. Ed. Judisch who passed away last Saturday.
Mr. Ralph Mosher who attends the Agricultural College visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mosher Sunday.
Saturday evening Rev. and Mrs. Samuelson and family were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson.
Friday evening November 19, the Erie Community Club will hold its regular meeting. A splendid program along educational lines has been planned.
Ms. Louis Schroeder has been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Delamater at Dilworth the last week. While there Mrs. Schroeder and Ms. Delamater made a trip to Rochester, Minnesota.
Friday afternoon after school, a group of girls who are Carl Jean Samuelson's friends surprised Carol Jean by a small party. The party was in the form of a handkerchief shower. It was a farewell as Samuelsons are moving to Wheatland. They will be missed.
The Young Peoples League held their meeting Sunday evening at 7:30. The topic was “Prejudice” and Marjorie Bissett was the leader. There was a good attendance. Next Sunday Wallace Bolmeier will lead and the topic is concerning Thankfulness. Young people are urged to come and take part and parents and older people are invited to come and visit.
Friday Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen, Miss Stock and Miss Huey drove to Breckenridge, Minnesota. The Siewerdsens stayed there to visit with Mr. Siewerdsen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Siewerdsen. Miss Stock and Miss Huey went on to Hankinson and were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lea.
Monday evening, Mr. Walter M. Stockwell, Grand Secretary of the Masonic Lodge, visited the Lodge of Erie. After the regular Masonic meeting, Eastern Stars and wives of the Masons were invited to hear Mr. Stockwell speak. He gave a very interesting address on his European trip which he made last year for the purpose of visiting Lodges over there. Others guests from Fargo were Mr. Max Gregor and Mr. Bud Herman.
Tuesday evening the Whofnoda Campfire group and Guardian, Mrs. Clint McLeod, were the guests of the sponsors of Campfire, the Eastern Stars. The evening was spent in playing games and stunts. At the close of the part Mrs. Clint McLeod was presented with a beautiful electric clock-a token of appreciation for the faithful and good work she has done for the Campfire organization.
Friday afternoon a group made up of Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson, Mrs. Clark Hill, Mrs. Henry Hill and Ruth Hill drove to Mayville. Mr. and Mrs. McPherson attended the Superintendents meeting of Red River Valley, Mrs. Henry Hill and Ruth visited with Miss Jean Hill who is a senior at the college, and Mrs. Clark Hill visited with her daughter Miss Charlotte Hill, who is a Freshman there. Miss Charlotte Hill accompanied the group home for the weekend.
Friday Messrs. Wesley Bolmeier, Reuben Bolmeier, Haven Bolmeier, Melvin Ottis and Jimmy Ries formed a party that drove to Minneapolis. They drove down to take in the Minnesota University Homecoming and the big Minnesota-Northwestern football game. Mr. Reuben Bolmeier went on from there with a group of International Harvester dealers. They are going to Chicago and south to Indiana to visit International plants and companies.


November 25, 1937

The Lawrence Henderson family moved from their farm home into the Methodist Manse Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson and Miss Marjorie Hill were business callers in Fargo Tuesday.
Mr. Brad Herman visited with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Herman Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Sylvia Ammerman visited in Fargo last week for several days with her sister Miss Velva.
Several people from Erie attended the funeral of Mrs. Barnett which was held at Ayr Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen were guests of Mrs. Siewerdsen's sister, Miss Harriet Raveling, in Buffalo this weekend.
Mrs. John Conrad, who has been visiting in Minneapolis the last week, returned to her home yesterday.
Mrs. Hattie Stowers of Sheldon, Wisconsin, arrived in Erie last Tuesday. She is visiting with her sister, Mrs. H. F. Nutting.
Miss Charlotte Hill, a freshman at Mayville, visited at the home of her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Hill the weekend.
Wednesday noon, Mrs. R. A. Bolmeier and children, Wallace, Gerald and Carol were dinner guests of Mrs. Willis Hill.
The Erie school will close on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holidays. It will open again on Monday. Happy Thanksgiving.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cuthbertson had Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson and son Jimmie as dinner guests Sunday evening.
Mr. Frank McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schrock and family were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yagen.
A group of ladies, who make up the lunch committee for the Community Club, met at the home of Mrs. Ottis Tuesday afternoon.
The Absaraka Camp Meeting board met in the Erie Methodist church last Wednesday. It was a special business meeting to make plans for the coming year.
A good many folks in Erie have been ill with sore throats and colds the last couple of weeks. Winter came a little too suddenly and caught many unaware.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mosher's little girl, four years old, who died in Fargo, Sunday, was buried from the Arthur Mosher home Tuesday afternoon.
Word has been received from Mr. and Mrs. Hans Robertson who left last week for a trip in their trailer house to Texas. They report a very nice trip.
One day last week Rev. Colvin was called to preach the funeral of Mrs. Green in Page. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lehman went with him and attended the services.
Thanksgiving evening there will be a union service in the Presbyterian church. Rev. Colvin will be in charge of the service and there will be special music.
Reverend Samuelson who has been the Methodist resident minister for the past year has moved to Wheatland. He will continue to serve the Erie church thought stationed at Wheatland.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cameron, Mrs. George Grant and Mr. E. A. Norling drove to Fargo Tuesday to see Mr. Alec Cameron who is very seriously ill in St. Luke's Hospital.
Messrs. Bill Conrad and Bill Bolmeier were hunting the ever elusive deer last week and report is they didn't get one. Mr. Peach and some friends also were hunting near Moffett, they report the same.
Messrs. John Conrad, W. R. Kyser, John McLeod and Harold Siewerdsen attended the Masonic Lodge at Page Thursday night. Mr. Jim Mertin, District Deputy, gave a very interesting talk.
Messrs. Ralph Cameron, and Melvin Ottis were dinner guests of Mr. Jim Martin, District Deputy in Fargo, Wednesday evening. After the dinner there was an informal meeting of all the Master and Senior Wardens of this district.
Saturday Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen and Mrs. Clint McLeod were in Fargo attending a meeting of the Campfire Guardians association. They had a group luncheon in the Graver Hotel private dining room and the afternoon was spent in a training course. Miss Ruth Tiechmann of the National Staff was the leader and she gave many useful and interesting helps to all the guardians who were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peach entertained at dinner Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen, Mrs. Annie McPherson and Misses Bolmeier, Stock and Huey. The evening was spent in playing games and visiting.
Tuesday evening the Eastern Star had a farewell party for Mrs. Rose Grant. The evening was spent in playing games and then they literally showered Mrs. Grant with many beautiful handkerchiefs. Grants plan on leaving for the west the first part of December.


December 2, 1937

Thanksgiving day Rev. Colvin conducted a Thanksgiving service in Galesburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Graff were guests of relatives at Kindred on Thanksgiving.
Miss Mary Huey visited her folks Rev. and Mrs. Huey of Jamestown, North Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ottis entertained Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grant at dinner Monday.
Miss Marion Stock was the guest of her folks Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stock at Glenwood, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yagen and family were guests of Mrs. Yagen's mother, Mrs. Anna Goodall.
Mrs. Louis Schroeder is visiting in the home of her brother Mr. Fred Delamater at Dilworth, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cuthbertson and family and Mr. Roy Book went to Dickey to visit Mr. and Mrs. Gus Book.
Mrs. Samuelson preached in the Methodist church Sunday because of the illness of her husband, Rev. Samuelson.
Sunday, Mr. and Ms. Roy Johnson were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Harrington at Mayville, North Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cameron and family visited at the home of Mrs. Cameron's mother, Mrs. Amelia Sloan in Finley.
Rev. Burgum, district Superintendent of the Fargo district, will preach in the M. E. church Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
Mr. Ralph Bergman who has been working in Erie for some time has left for his home in Straubville, North Dakota.
Thursday noon, December 2, a group from the Presbyterian Ladies Aid will serve a roast pork dinner. Everyone is invited.
Friday, Rev. Colvin and daughter, Christine, and Mrs. Ed. Norling drove to Fargo to see Mr. Alec Cameron, who has been ill for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen were guests of Mr. Siewerdsen's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Siewerdsen at Breckenridge, Minnesota.
Mrs. George Grant has moved from her farm into the house which formerly was Mr. Bob Grant's. Mrs. Grant is also our new telephone operator.
The Conrad boys have been busy fox hunting the last few weeks. They have gotten several of them which is pretty good as they aren't any too plentiful.
A number of Erie folks have called on Mrs. Stewart, who is now the proud mother of a baby girl. Mrs. Stewart, nee Ruth Strom, taught in Erie for several years.
Teachers who were home for the Thanksgiving holiday are: Miss Margaret Beith, Kindred, N. D.; Miss Gertrude Mosher, Tokio, N. D.; Miss Myrtle Grant, New Rockford, N. D.; Miss Christine Colvin, Finley, N. D.; Mr. Dolson Hill, Davenport, N. D.; Mr. Beverly Hill, Bigelow, Minn.; and Mr. Horace McLeod, Long Prairie, Minn.
Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKay, Pillsbury, N. D. and Mrs. Willis Hill and family were guests of Mrs. Hill's son, Mr. Glenn Hill and family at Fargo, North Dakota.
Students of the different schools who were at their parents homes for Thanksgiving are: Ralph Mosher, A. C. Fargo; Clark Jenkins, A. C. Fargo; Charlotte Hill, Mayville State Teachers College; Wallace Hill, Mayville Teachers College; Jean Hill, Mayville Teachers College; Jane Bolmeier, Jamestown College; Fred Palmer, State Science School, Wahpeton; and Mildred Palmer, State Science School Wahpeton.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and nearly everyone in Erie either had company or went someplace. Some of those who entertained and their guests are: The Bissett family were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson.
Mr. and Mrs. James Beith entertained the Henry Hill family.
Mrs. Willis Hill had as her guests the Frank McKay family of Pillsbury.
James Jenkins' family were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell entertained Mr. Knute Collins and Mr. Dick Collins.
Arthur Mosher family were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Nutting.
The Floyd Thompson family was entertained at home of Mr. and Mrs. Walker Thompson.
Miss Kate McLeod entertained Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Moore, and Jessie and Elaine Malchow, Glyndon, Minnesota.
Guests at the Erle Hill home were Fred Bolmeier family Fargo, Emma Bolmeier and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Bolmeier.
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Schroeder entertained Mrs. Louie Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gephart and Mr. Carl Schroeder.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bolmeier had as guests the Reuben Bolmeier family and Miss Julia Varnum, Jamestown College.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson were Rev. and Mrs. Osburn, Hankinson; and Mrs. Annie McPherson, Arthur.
Rev. and Mrs. Colvin had as their guests, Miss Christine Colvin, Finley, N. D.; and Mr. and Mrs. Grinde and family, Portland, N. D.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson were Ralph Cameron, Roddie Johnson family, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald McLean Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Norling were hosts to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grant, Mrs. George Grant, Mrs. Jesse Pautz and Mr. and Mrs. Sterling, Seattle, Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. John McLeod entertained Clint McLeod and family R. D. McLeod and family, Valley City; Mr. Horace McLeod, Long Prairie, Minn.; Mrs. Annie McLeod and Miss Annie McLeod.


December 9, 1937

Erie Family Receive Many Calls Last Monday the R. A. Bolmeier family in answer to an invitation from the International Harvester Company, drove to Fargo to help entertain the people who had come there to observe the annual dairy day. Mr. R. A. Bolmeier and children, Wallace, Gerald, and Carol have built up quite a reputation for their Little German Band and have helped make many a program a success. They were guests at dinner in the Graver Hotel and the German Band made that meal a very entertaining one for the dairy day assembly by playing several numbers.

Erie High Senior Play well presented by Class
The Senior Play, "Pop Goes the Weasel," which was presented last Friday and Saturday was a very fine success. This play, a comedy in three acts, directed by Mrs. McPherson was very well given and there was a good attendance. The cast included: Janice Nelson, Ruth Carl, Marjorie Brown, Genevieve Schroeder, Grace Palmer, Florence Thompson, Ralph Peterson, Billy Bolmeier, Aubrey Hill, James Kyser, Wayne Kyser, and Wallace Bolmeier.
Between acts the small band led by Mr. Siewerdsen played several numbers including "Pop goes the Weasel" and the girls trio, consisting of Ruth Hill, Ruth Carl, and Genevieve Schroeder, under the direction of Miss Huey, sang "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise."

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Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Norling had a Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. H. Siewerdsen.
Rev. Leslie Burgum of Fargo held a communion service in the M. E. church Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Sloan had as dinner guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cameron and family.
Mrs. Sam Graff was called to Erie Tuesday by the death of her niece, Miss Carrie Otterson.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lehman and family entertained the Laurence Henderson family at dinner Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clint McLeod and family were hosts to Mrs. McLeod's brother, Mr. Ogden Rose and family, of Ayr Sunday.
Miss Harriet Raveling who teaches near Hunter visited with her sister, Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen Sunday evening.
Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bolmeier and family drove to Valley City to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bolmeier.
Norma Jeanne Shrock celebrated her ninth birthday, Sunday, by going with her parents to New Rockford to visit relatives.
The Masons held their regular meeting Monday night. Election of officers was the order of business. Mr. Melvin Ottis was elected the Master for the coming year.
A group of the ladies in the Presbyterian Ladies Aid served a very good roast pork dinner, Thursday, in the Kate McLeod home. The dinner was well served and well attended.
Word has been received here of the birth of a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hill. Mr. Hill is the son of Mrs. Luella Dickson of Erie and is the superintendent at New Leipzig.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen were dinner guests in the Jacob Lehman home Friday evening. It was a dinner in honor of Miss Elizabeth Lehman who is leaving for California to attend college the middle of this month.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grant who have made their residence here for the past 30 years left Friday for the west. Mrs. Grant has been in ill health for quite a few years and they and everyone in Erie are hoping that the change of climate will help her.
Miss Marylis Bergman was hostess to a group of girls who were present at a birthday dinner in her honor, November thirtieth. The guests were: Betty Cameron, Betty Alberts, Betty Schroeder, Norma Jeanne Shrock, and Rose Shirley Shrock.
Sunday afternoon the representatives of the Erie, Wheatland and Absaraka churches met in Absaraka to discuss plans for the conference year. Mr. James McPherson, Mr. W. R. Kyser, Miss June Thompson and Mrs. Willis Hill were the Erie representatives.
Last Wednesday evening Mrs. Erle Hill entertained a small group of girls at a birthday in honor of her daughter Miss Erlys, who has reached the age of thirteen. They played games and at the end of a full evening a very good lunch was served.
Tuesday evening the members of the M. E. Ladies Aid had a party in the John Conrad home in honor of Mrs. Rose Gant. They played games and visited and then Mrs. Willis Hill presented Mrs. Grant with a lovely gift from the Aid. A very delicious lunch was served which was enjoyed by all.
Sunday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill, Ruth Hill and Mrs. Ed. Norling drove to Mayville. Mrs. Norling visited with friends and the Hills visited with their daughter, Miss Jean. As Monday was Jean's birthday, Mrs. Hill had prepared a complete birthday dinner for her and brought it to Jean as a surprise.
The Young Peoples Society held their regular meeting Sunday evening. Miss Ruth Carl led and it was a very fine meeting. The regular monthly business meeting was held and it was decided to have a party Friday evening. Each member is to bring a friend and come prepared to have a good time.


December 16, 1937

Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson were business visitors in Page.
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Anderson visited with friends in Grandin Thursday evening.
Dolson Hill, Superintendent at Davenport, visited with his mother, Mrs. Willis Hill, Saturday.
Miss Eleanor Carl who works in Fargo spent Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Carl.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen were dinner guests in the John Cuthbertson home Thursday evening.
Word has been received that Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grant have arrived at Portland, Oregon. They report a nice trip so far.
Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bolmeier entertained Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Bolmeier and Miss Lois Hammerud at a goose dinner.
Wednesday evening Mrs. Willis Hill entertained at dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lehman, Miss Elizabeth Lehman and Mr. Conrad Lehman.
Saturday, Miss Donna Cameron daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cameron was taken quite sick. At this time they think she has pleurisy and pneumonia.
Tuesday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Harrington, Mayville, were visitors in Erie and were guests at supper in the home of Mrs. Willis Hill.
A number of people from Erie attended the funeral of Mr. Fred Witt, brother of Mr. Herman Witt of Erie, which was held in Fargo Tuesday.
Miss Mary Huey was pleasantly surprised Sunday when her mother and brother, Mrs. Huey and Mr. Robert Huey of Jamestown, came to spend the afternoon with her.
Tuesday evening Messrs. Ralph Cameron, John Johnson, Melvin Ottis and Harold Siewerdsen visited the Masonic lodge at Tower City. They were present at a banquet and installation of officers.
Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bolmeier drove to Jamestown to attend the play “First Lady.” Miss June Bolmeier, their daughter, who is a Freshman at the College is one of the players.
The Young People's League held a party in the basement of the Presbyterian church Friday evening. The committee consisting of Aubrey Hill, Ruth Carl and Marjorie Bissett acting with Pres. Ruth Hill and advisor Mrs. H. Siewerdsen had planned many interesting games and a good lunch. A list of twenty questions about the Bible were given and Miss Marjorie Hill answered the most currectly and received an eversharp pencil.
Mr. Marshall Sloan was a business visitor in Finley last week.
Monday afternoon and evening there was a moving picture presented in the school house. It was an educational movie and was sponsored by the Boy Scouts. Included in the reels were pictures of Alaska, Amazon region, health reels about drinking water, and a Felix comedy.
The Erie Community Club is sponsoring a skating rink. A committee headed by Mer. James McPherson has put plans into action by levelling, fixing and flooding the old tennis court. The rink should be ready for all the eager skaters sometime next week.
Some of the friends of Mr. Alec Cameron who called to see him this week are: Rev. Colvin, Mr. and Ms. Jake Lehman, Mrs. Ed. Norling, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill, and Miss Ruth Hill. Mr. Cameron is very seriously ill at the Good Samaritan Home in Fargo.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen were visitors in the home of Mrs. Siewerdsen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Raveling, in Buffalo, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Raveling have just returned from a visit with their son, Mr. Philip Raveling who lives in Windsor, Virginia.
Friday evening, the Erie Community Club will hold its regular monthly meeting. The theme of this meeting is Christmas. Several musical numbers, one a playlet, will be given besides the regular business meeting. Everyone is invited and is supposed to bring a gift which costs no more than 10 cents. These are to be exchanged.


December 23, 1937

Erie Community Club hold Christmas Party
Friday evening the Erie Community Club held its regular monthly meeting. The program consisted of a playlet in three scenes and some music. The play was to bring to people's minds the true meaning of Christmas. The characters were: Grandmother, Mrs. James McPherson; father, Mr. W. R. Kyser; Sue, Miss Mary Huey; Dot, Miss Ruth Mosher; Jimmy, Gerald Bolmeier; Emily, Magdalene Kyser; Tom, Mr. Harold Siewerdsen and beggar, Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen. Two carols were sung by the church choir and Miss Marion Stock played a violin solo. Lunch was served following the business meeting and the distribution of the gifts by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.
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Mrs. Will Mullins of Page was a business visitor in Erie last Wednesday.


Messrs. Jack Bergman and Albert Schrock were visitors in St. Paul last week.
Miss Sylvia Ammerman who has been in Fargo is now visiting with her sister, Mrs. Oscar Paulson.
Miss June Bolmeier who is attending college at Jamestown has arrived home for the Christmas holidays.
Mr. Beverly Hill who teaches at Bigelow, Minnesota came home Saturday to spend Christmas vacation with his mother, Mrs. Willis Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Raveling and Miss Harriet Raveling visited with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siewerdsen Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bolmeier and family entertained Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ottis and family at dinner, Sunday.
Rev. Huey of Jamestown was a dinner guest in the Willis Hill home Tuesday noon. He was here visiting his daughter, Miss Mary, who is a member of the faculty.
Mrs. Bert Palmer was a special guest of the Maternal Health League in Fargo one day last week. There was a luncheon and meeting held at the Graver Hotel.
Mrs. Lewis Schroeder left last week for an extended visit in Chicago. She will visit with Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bolmeier and family.
Sunday the Methodist choir went with Rev. Samuelson to his two other churches and sang several numbers. The churches were the Methodist churches at Absaraka and Wheatland.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill and Mrs. Willis Hill drove to Galesburg Thursday to visit Mrs. May Lindsay from Ontario, a relative of the Hills, who has been a guest at the Whittemore home there for some time.
Friday afternoon, friends and relatives gathered at the home of Grandma Palmer to help celebrate her eightieth birthday. She received some lovely gifts and many beautiful cards. After a pleasant afternoon of visiting, a delightful lunch was served.
Tuesday after school the Wie hah ka dah group of Campfire girls had a Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Siewerdsen. The time was spent in playing games and writing a letter to Donna Cameron, who has been ill and is now improving.
Monday evening the Masonic Lodge of Erie held their installation of officers meeting. Those officers installed were: Melvin Ottis, Master; John Johnson, Senior Warden; Harold Siewerdsen, Junior Warden; and Roy Delamater, Junior Deacon.
The Young People's League held a Christmas meeting Sunday evening. Mr. Aubrey Hill was the leader. A short skit was given and the Young People's choir consisting of about twelve Y. P. L. members furnished the carols. Next Sunday Miss Ruth Hill will lead.
Thursday evening about thirty children, who make up the Junior League under the leadership of Miss Marjorie Hill, had a Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Art Wagner. They played games, including caroms, and gifts were exchanged. The evening ended by all enjoying a lovely lunch.
Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill, Miss Ruth Hill and Mrs. W. A. Bolmeier drove to Mayville to hear and see the “Messiah,” which was put on by the Mayville State Teachers College. Miss Jean Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill, was one of the singers and had a solo part.
Monday evening Mrs. Willis Hill, Miss Marjorie Hill, Miss Sylvia Ammerman and Mr. Beverly Hill drove to West Fargo to attend the play “Silas Midge at Turtle Bridge.” Mr. Dolson Hill, son of Mrs. Willis Hill, was one of the actors in the play, which was put on by the Davenport Community Club.
Wednesday evening, Mr. Harold Siewerdsen entertained his Sunday school class by having a party in his home. Games were played and one game, which was that of answering fifteen bible questions, was won by Robert Cameron. Several objects had been hidden around the rooms and the boys hunted for them off and on during the evening the lucky one finding the most was Ronald McLeod.

December 30, 1937

Mr. Dolson Hill spent a couple of days at Davenport the past week.
Mrs. James McPherson Sr. of Arthur called on her son Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Lehman visited with Mrs. Minnie Mollins at Page on Monday.
Miss Myrtle Grant, who teaches at New Rockford is visiting relatives and friends at Erie.
Miss Margaret Beith, who teaches at Kindred, is spending Christmas vacation at her home.
Newton Collins was host at an oyster stew to a group of the Erie Boys Tuesday evening.
Miss Velva Cummerman of Fargo spent several days the past week with her parents at Erie.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lehman and family were Christmas dinner guests at the Rodney Johnson home near Ayr.
Horace McLeod, a teacher at Long Prairie, Minnesota is home with his mother, Mrs. Maggie McLeod for Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. James McPherson and son James Jr. are spending Christmas vacation with Rev. and Mrs. Osborne at Hankinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yagen, and son Morley and daughter Bernadine spent Christmas Day with Mrs. Yagen's mother at Fargo.
Misses Alice and Catherine Nepp of Absaraka provided the special music for the service in the Methodist church Sunday afternoon.
The Erie Public School closed Thursday December 23rd for Christmas vacation, work will be resumed Monday January 10th.
Clark Jenkins, Ralph Mosher, and Bud Herman students at the Agricultural College are spending their vacation with their parents.
Miss Jean Hill, Charlotte and Wallace Hill and Muriel Kentfield, students at the Mayville Normal are at their homes for Christmas.
The Young People's League will be held in the Presbyterian church Sunday evening. Miss Marjorie Hill will be in charge of the meeting.
Mrs. Willis Hill and sons Dolson and Beverly and daughter Marjorie spent Christmas Day with Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKay at Pillsbury.
Myrtle Mulvaney of Amenia and Marion Cameron of Erie are spending a few days with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Sloan.
Mr. and Mrs. James Beith received word that their daughter, Mrs. George Dell of Jamestown, had the misfortune to fall and break her arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill had as their guests for Christmas dinner Mrs. Ethel Fredericks and daughter Betty of Casselton, also the James Beith family.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ottis and family returned home Monday after spending Christmas vacation with Mrs. Ottis' parents at Abercrombie, North Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Henderson entertained at dinner Christmas Day Mr. and Mrs. B. Henderson of Galesburg also Miss Charlotte Hill and Mr. Bill Morrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Bolmeier had as dinner guests Christmas Day Mr. and Mrs. Erle Hill, Erlis and Aubrey Hill, Miss Emma Bolmeier and Mr. Haven Bolmeier.
Christmas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cuthbertson were: Mr. and Mrs. J. McLeod and family of Erie and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cuthbertson and son of Absaraka.
Guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Larson on Christmas Day were: Mr. and Mrs. D. Alberts, Walter Alberts, Harry Alberts and family and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Alberts.
Miss Marion Stock is spending her vacation with her parents at Glenwood, Minnesota. Miss Mary Huey at Jamestown, North Dakota and Mr. and Mrs. Siewerdsen at Buffalo, North Dakota.
The older group of the Camp Fire Girls were guests of the Boy Scouts Tuesday evening December 21st on a sleigh ride party. They spent the evening singing Christmas carols, after which a lunch was served at the school house.
The Christmas Community program was held in the Town Hall Wednesday evening December 22. The program consisted of a three act play entitled “Christmas Hill” under the direction of the Misses Bolmeier and Stock and Mrs. Siewerdsen. The pre-school children were taken care of by Mrs. Siewerdsen. Readings by Virginia Mosher, with the entire school singing Christmas carols under the direction of Miss Huey closed the program, after which Santa Claus arrived and was kept busy passing out Christmas candy, nuts and gifts.