Hunter News 1932 Hunter Herald


January 1, 1932

Hunter Cardinals Down Erie 34 to 29

The Hunter Cardinals won their second game when they defeated Erie in a hard, fast game. It seems that Erie rounded up a few basketeers who were spending their Xmas vacation somewhere in this territory and as a result they gave the Cards quite a battle. Melvin Hill, the ace of last year's Ayr Night Hawks, was along, but Merland was able to hold him in check fairly well. The Cardinals started the game fast with Earl making one and then Peter followed with four in a row, Pete and Earl were working by the Erie defense with comparative ease until the boys decided they had to detail two men to the business of watching Pete. At the half the Cards were out in front 20 to 10. At the start of the second half, however, the Erie boys started hitting and the Cards appeared a little off color. This second half drive of Erie's brought them at one time a point ahead of the Cards but Ed Collins came through with a basket and gift shot and about the last five minutes the Cards had had things much their own way. For Erie the two Hills and Bolmeier played hard games.
Hunter: Collins, Maker, Ramstad, E. Collins, Carr, Ignell, McLachlin.
Erie: M. Hill, Bolmeier, D. Hill, R. Dell, C. Dell, Meyers.
Referee, Dr. Titsworth; Umpire, Mulholland.


January 15, 1932

Florence Peterson to become Bride in March

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Peterson announce the engagement of their daughter, Florence Lillian, to Carl A. Schmuser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schmuser. The announcement was made when 16 guests were entertained at a social affair in the Peterson home. Prenuptial appointments were in red and white. The wedding will take place March 23. Miss Peterson is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and has been engaged in teaching.


January 22, 1932

Born-To Mr. and Ms. Victor Larsen, Sunday, Jan. 17, a girl.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hansen, Saturday, Jan. 16, a girl. Billie Marlene is the name chosen.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Merland Carr, Wednesday, Jan. 20, a girl.


January 29, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Collins of Casselton visited at the W. D. Collins home Sunday.


February 1, 1932

Infant Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grotte Called

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. O. I. Grotte in the recent loss of their 8 1-2 month old baby daughter, who died about 4:30 p.m. Monday after only a few hours of illness. Elizabeth Virginia, better known as Betty, was born May 30, 1931. During her short life she had never been ill except when, at the age of 3 months, she was stricken with toxic poisoning. This was also the cause of her death. Not waking at her usual hour Monday morning, Feb. 15, the parents found her severely ill. Medical aid was immediately summoned and everything possible done to relieve her condition, but God willed this little flower to be transplanted to the beautiful Land of living light, and after her short mission on earth little Betty has gone to her Home of endless rest. Besides her parents, she leaves a brother, John, aged 3, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Pardee of Minneapolis, and the grandmother, Mrs. Grotte of Windom, Minn. A short funeral service was held at the home Monday and Tuesday the body was taken to Minneapolis for burial.

Miscellaneous Shower

About 65 friends of Miss Florence Peterson attended a miscellaneous shower given in her honor Wednesday afternoon in the M. E. church basement. Decorations were in yellow and white. The gifts were presented to the honor guest by the little Misses Donna Fisk and June Thompson, dressed as farmers, drawing a decorated hay-rack containing the gifts. Hostesses were the Mesdames J. C. Richardson, W. R. Mitchell, R. E. Thompson, Anna Thompson, Rose Fisk and Clyde Fisk.

Dr. Critchfield to Locate in Fargo

(Fargo Forum) Dr. R. H. Critchfield, member of a well known pioneer Cass county family, has recently come to Fargo from Fessenden, N. D., and has taken over the practice of Dr. William Hotchkiss, who has given up his active duties for a time due to poor health. When Dr. Hotchkiss is able to return to his practice he and Dr. Critchfield will be associated. Dr. Critchfield was born at Hunter, N. D., son of a physician who practiced t Hunter for 20 years from the time he located there in 1884.
Getting his medical education at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Critchfield was graduated from that institution in 1921. He practiced for three years at Maddock, N. D., and for the last seven years at Fessenden. Two of his brothers, both of whom graduated from the North Dakota Agricultural college, are well known in Fargo. Burke Critchfield later served for several years with the extension division of the United States Department of Agriculture, making a number of marketing studies. He is now in San Francisco, head of the California Grape, Olive and Peach Co-operative sales organization. Harry now is in county agent extension work in Montana.
Dr. Critchfield has two other brothers, Dr. L. R. Critchfield, pediatrician with the St. Paul clinic, and McLain Critchfield in Iowa.
Married in 1913 to A. Louise Williams, Dr. Critchfield has five children, Betty, who will finish high school work at Fessenden this year; James and William, in the grades, and Peggy and Richard, who are not yet of school age. Dr. Critchfield is a golf enthusiast and was runner up in the North Dakota state golf tournament of 1925, played at the Fargo Country club. He lost the finals to James Barrett of Devils Lake after coming through in his second year of golf, to eliminate four prominent Fargo golfers, one after the other to reach the finals.


March 11, 1932

History of the Good Samaritan Lodge No. 25

This is the History of the Good Samaritan Lodge No. 25 of Hunter, N. D., of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows under the jurisdiction of North Dakota. It consists of extracts taken from the records and information given by pioneer members. Written by permission by Lester C. Richardson, Hunter, N. D., Year, 1932.
This lodge which was originally the Good Samaritan Lodge No. 910 I. O. F. was installed on July 8, 1886, by Grand Master Harvey J. Rice and Grand See Ralph R. Briggs, who were officers of the Grand Lodge of the Dakota Territory organized on Oct. 13, 1875. Their lodge hall was located in the A. T. Gamble building south of the First National Bank on the ground where the Hunter Times office now stands.
The charter members were J. H. McMullen, D. F. Moody, S. W. Hall, A. T. Gamble and D. H. McClean.
Lodge met every Wednesday evening of each week. The first officers installed were D. F. Moody, N. G., J. H. McMullen, V. G., S. W. Hall, Sec., A. T. Gamble, Treas.
At the first meeting they balloted on five candidates.
Oct. 20. The lodge decided to hold a dance on Nov. 5. This netted the sum of $29.80.
By the end of the first year there were fifteen candidates and one visitor. The initiated were A. W. Gamble, H. C. Barber, E. J. Sweeny, I. E. Beard, T. L. Beard, Ward B. Jones, W. J. Elliott, P. Parsons, J. S. Lindsey, T. G. Armstrong, J. K. Stuck, J. F. Pettit, W. Harron, C. Denham, and J. B. Dundas. Jan. 1, 1887. There was a supper held at a cost of $1 per couple, and installation after in the evening. The officers were J. H. McMullen, N. G., W. J. Elliott, V. G., H. C. Barber, Sec., F. D. Moody, Treas. Feb. 9. J. H. McMullen was elected delegate to the Grand Lodge.
April 26. An anniversary dance was held and the members attended in full regalia. Tickets were sold at a cost of $2 apiece.
June 22. The lodge purchased a carpet to cover the floor of the lodge rooms.
Nov. 16. Held an entertainment. Rev. Jephcott was the speaker for the evening also some singing, etc. Admission of fifty cents was charged. This year there were eight candidates making a total of twenty-three candidates and seven visitors since organization. The candidates were J. Cummings, Wm. Arnold, J. W. Wareham, Frank Corry, Dr. H. H. Critchfield, Rev. C. A. McNarra, Chas. Hawkinson and Duncan Stewart. 1888. The officers for the first half year were W. E. Elliott, N. G., A. W. Elliott, V. G., T. L. Beard, Sec., and J. H. McMullen, Treas.
Jan. 26. They held a grand ball and a good time was had by all.
March 21. They received a letter from Colfax Lodge No. 29 of Casselton asking to come down and help celebrate their anniversary. We agreed to go in a body.
July. Officers were J. H. McMullen, N. G., J. L. Batley, V. G., F. D. Moody, Sec., C. Denham, Treas.
Sept. 19. Deputy grand Master Nugent of Fargo visited the lodge and gave a good talk to the good of the order. After lodge all the members present went over to the H. H. Critchfield home and enjoyed a banquet and entertainment. Oct. 16. The lodge held a public entertainment and dance, but no lunch was served.
Ending this year there were ten candidates and seven visitors, making a total of thirty-three candidates and fourteen visitors since organization. The candidates were James L. Batley, H. C. Eyres, W. H. Beard, J. C. Nelson, M. J. Beard, Joe Nelson, Peter Matson, Wm. Marshall, C. F Bayard, and J. B. McLean.


March 18, 1932

Cardinals Lost To Erie In Their First Game Fri.

Casselton won the independent tournament staged here last week. Casselton had a well balanced team and in the final game they were never seriously threatened after the first two minutes when they had scored three baskets and a gift shot, giving them a seven point margin. Arthur appeared a little off color in the final game when they should have been on. Perhaps one of the most interesting games was the one in the afternoon between Ayr and Casselton. Casselton won this game by a 40-32 score after a hard struggle. Hill was the main threat for Ayr while Askew for Casselton sank nine baskets and a gift shot. The Cardinals were put out in the first round by Erie in a rough and tumble game. They won one consolation game but lost in the finals to Hatton 30-19. Hatton had a good team for this game and it was also apparent that the Cards were not in their tournament form. The All tournament teams selected are:
First Team: Hill, Ayr, f; Askew, Casselton, f: Hill, Erie, c; Shipper, Casselton, g; Green, Hatton, g.
Second Team: Iwen, Arthur, f; Teie, Hatton, f; Cummings, Casselton, c; Grieger, Arthur, g; Carr, Arthur, g.
Melvin Hill of Ayr was voted the outstanding player of the tournament.

History of the Lodge

1889. Officers for the first half were H. C. Barber, N. G., T. L. Beard, V. G., F. D. Moody, Sec., C. Denham, treas.
Jan. 18. Held an Odd Fellows Ball and supper. Admission was $1.50.
Jan. 23. Moved and carried to hire a painter to paint the three links and I. O. O. F. on the front door.
March 8. A motion was carried that the trustees look for a new lodge hall.
March 12. Bro. W. J. Elliott passed away. His departure was a great loss to the brothers. The charter was ordered draped for a period of thirty days by the N. G.
July 2. We moved to the hall known as the Payne building over the Drug Store located on the vacant lot between Smerud's store and Joe Baldock's barber shop on main street.
Jan. 1890. Officers were James Batley, N. G., I. L. Beard, V. G., F. G. Moody, Sec., C. Denham, treas.
Feb. 21. The hat was passed amongst the members in favor of the I. O. O. F. Home in Jacksonville, Florida. An amount of $3.25 was collected.
May. 22. By this time, Dakota Territory had been divided and admitted to the Union as North and South Dakota. Then the Grand Lodge of Dakota Territory also was divided and on this date the Grand Lodge of North Dakota was instituted. July 9. Good Samaritan Lodge No. 91 became Good Samaritan Lodge No. 25. This same night the first officers of No. 25 were installed. J. H. McMullen, N. G., F. C. Corry, V. G., J. W. Elliott, Sec., J. Batley, treas. Aug. 14. Our worthy bro, D. H. McLean passed away and the charter was ordered draped for thirty days by the N. G.
Nov. 5. Moved and carried that a committee of five be appointed for entertainment for the winter. Brothers Critchfield, Denham, Elliott, Pettit and Batley were appointed. During this year there were three candidates and three visitors, making a total of thirty-six candidates and seventeen visitors since organization. The candidates were J. C. Richardson, Milford A. Corry, and Wm. Richardson.


March 25, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Jan. 1891. Officers were F. C. Corry, N. G., C. F. Denham, V. G., A. W. Elliott, Sec., J. L. Batley, Treas.
Feb. 4. A. W. Elliott was elected as representative to Grand Lodge. N. G. instructed the secretary to order six past grand certificates to be used for visiting grand lodge.
Feb. 11. Sec. read a communication from G. Sec. stating he had mailed ten P. G. certificates and the new charter with the new No. 25.
April 26. Met in a body at the hall and marched to the church to celebrate the I. O. O. F. Anniversary.
July. Officers were F. Denham, N. G., J. T. Pettit, V. G., H. M. Powlison, Sec., J. L. Batley, Treas.
Sept. 12. Read a communication from G. Sec. and also a petition from Mrs. M. Morrison of Fargo as to organizing a Rebekah Degree Lodge.
Nov. 18. A committee of three, C. F. Denham, A. W. Elliott and H. M. Powlison were appointed to receive the names to organize a Rebekah Degree Lodge.
Nov. 25. Held an entertainment and dance and was enjoyed by all. Proceeds were $20.15.
Dec. 9. It was decided that this lodge donate $20 to the purchasing of a charter to institute a Rebekah Degree Lodge.
Dec. 23. A vote was taken to see whether the name of Ruth or Naomi would be chosen for the new Rebekah Lodge. Naomi was chosen. A committee was then appointed to decide the night to institute the lodge. Jan. 1, 1892. The Rebekah degree lodge No. 6 was instituted and charter granted the officers for the first half of this year were J. F. Pettit, N. G., H. M. Powlison, V. G., C. E. Corry, Sec., O. C. Robinson, Treas. Feb. 3. Entertainment committee purchased an organ and was accepted.
Feb. 24. A motion carried to ascertain the cost of instituting an encampment degree and also to ascertain how many would join.
April 20. It was decided to have some altars made. It also was decided that the trustees be instructed to see about purchasing the hall then occupied. Bro. E. E. Beard was appointed organist for the lodge. May 18. James Batley was appointed representative to grand lodge.
July. 1. Officers for the second half of the year, H. M. Powlison, N. G., O. C. Robinson, V. G., C. E. Corry, Treas., I. L. Beard.

Florence Lillian Peterson Weds Karl Schmuser

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Peterson at 1 o'clock p. m. Wednesday, March 23, was the scene of the wedding of their daughter, Florence Lillian, to Karl Anton Schmuser of Hunter.
An improvised arch of pink and white bells was banked with cut flowers, house plants and ferns. Miss Bertha McMullen presided at the piano and played “Oh Promise Me” by Francesco B. De Leone and “Love's Old Sweet Song” by J. L. Molloy while the guests assembled. Arthur W. Peterson and William C. Peterson were ushers. To the strains of “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin, the bride entered the parlor on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage. She was gowned in white peau d'ange lace over white flat crepe, with veil and white satin slippers. She carried an arm bouquet of pink roses, Easter lilies and sweat peas. June Ann Thompson and Donna Fisk, in pink and blue frocks, carried the veil. Her only attendant was her sister, Laura Mae Peterson, who was in blue lace and chiffon with beige accessories and wore a corsage bouquet of sweet peas and roses. The bride's mother chose for the occasion black lace and georgette, with opal pearls. The groom, in a dark blue suit, was attended by his brother, John Schmuser, Rev. A. L. Lindstrom of the Methodists Episcopal church of Hunter, officiated. Mrs. R. E. Thompson and Miss Bertha McMullen sang a duet, “I Love you Truly” by Carrie Jacobs Bond, preceding the ceremony. To the strains of Mendelssohn's “Wedding March,” the bridal couple received the congratulations of the 75 guests among whom were guests who attended the wedding of the bride's parents 28 years ago.
A 2-course luncheon was served. The bride's table, covered with a lace cloth, was centered with a four-tier wedding cake under a canopy of pink and while streamers.
The bride's going away ensemble was a brown silk crepe with a paisley blouse and accessories to match. Mr. and Mrs. Schmuser left on their honeymoon to be spent at Minneapolis and other points in Minnesota and Iowa. They will reside on a farm near Hunter. Both are well known and a host of friends have showered them with gifts and congratulations, wishing them every happiness and a prosperous future. Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Oxby, Mrs. McComb and daughter, Rosella, Blanchard. Mr. and Mrs. John Opel, Mrs. Paul Hoy and daughter Althea, Worthington, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Christianson and son, William, Fargo; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Christianson, Hillsboro; Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Larson and daughter, Gladys, Fosston, Minn.

Swalley of Mapleton Is Injured In Fall

Injured in a fall after which he is believed to have suffered a stroke, Abe Swalley of Mapleton was taken to a Fargo hospital last Friday afternoon in a serious condition.
He was entering the second story of his home, via an outside stairway, when the accident happened.
He may have suffered a fractured skull, attending physicians said, and part of body paralyzed.
Mr. Swalley is the father of Edw. Swalley of this place.


April 1, 1932

John H. Buck Auction Sale

John H. Buck will hold an auction sale at his farm 2 1-2 miles south and 1-2 mile east of Hunter on Friday, April 8, starting at 1 o'clock p.m. Mr. Buck offers for sale 5 horses, 5 good milch cows to freshen early this summer and 5 other cattle, 4 brood sows, full line of farm machinery, harness, etc. Watch for bills which will be out soon.

O. I. Grotte Granted Patent The United States Patent Office has granted to O. I. Grotte, of this place, a patent on a hasp.
The innovation provides improvements in the arrangements of parts embodied in a hasp construction which will eliminate the play between the hasp plate and the keeper, and prevent the door from swinging slightly ajar and creating a draft.

Jean Worsley Passed Away

Jean, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Worsley, died in a Fargo hospital at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday. The body has been taken to Casselton. At the time of going to press we have heard of no funeral arrangements. The Times joins with the community in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.


April 8, 1932

History of Lodge

Dec. 7. Entertainment com. reported that Dec. 23 was set for a grand ball for the members of the lodge. During this year there were four candidates and six visitors, making a total of 18 candidates initiated and 31 visitors since organization. The candidates were C. E. Corry, G. A. Morrison, Robt. Bittler, W. E. Masion, John Wergin, Neil Rientoul, R. S. Thompson, Alex Rientoul and O. C. Robinson. Officers for the first half of 1898 were O. C. Robinson, N. G., C. E. Corry, V. G., W. C. Gamble, Sec., J. L. Battley, Treas. Mar 15. Listened to Bro. J. S. Lindsey's old excuse and his promises to have something in the near future to read for the good of the order, so he was handed I. O. O. F. Review to read.
July 1. Officers for the second half were C. E. Corry, N. G., L. C. Barrett, V. G., H. M. Powlison, Sec., J. L. Battley, Treas.
July 26. Motion made and carried that the Noble Grand of Good Samaritan lodge spend enough time each lodge meeting to go through one degree of unwritten work.
Oct. 25. Motion carried for the trustees to look around for a suitable place to loan part of the lodge money.
Nov. 1. Request read from E. F. Bodle Grand Master in behalf of the suffering Bro. in Brunswick, Georgia, in the Yellow Fever district. Sec. was instructed to take up a subscription for the same, and to be forwarded. Dec. 27. T. Beard reported seeing Bro. Gamble of this lodge in Chicago and said that he was unable to get around except on crutches. During this year there were five candidates and seven visitors, making a total of fifty-three candidates initiated with thirty eight visitors since organization. The candidates were W. C. Gamble, C. J. Austin, Louie Larson, J. G. Knudtson, Fred Brown. Jan. 1, 1898. Officers for the first half were J. S. Lindsey, N. G., J. C. Richardson, V. G., W. C. Gamble, Sec., J. L. Battley, Treas.
Jan. 31. A resolution was made and carried, resolved that at each and every meeting of the lodge, when there is no degree work, there shall be a literary program, prepared for the good of the order. The Past Grands of the lodge were hereby appointed special committee to prepare such a program, the sitting past grand to act as chairman of such committee.

Obituary

Jean Aurel Worsley

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2nd, from the Methodist church, Hunter for Jean Aurel Worsley, who passed away at a Fargo hospital March 30, Rev. A. L. Lindstrom officiated. Her career of 11 years, 10 mos., and 20 days has been the career of a beautiful rose budding out in the forenoon of life and plucked before its complete unfolding.
A lovely and beloved, worthy, obedient and exemplary child under her friendly parental roof, she went out into the school of life and technical training. She was occupied in her 6th grade work when sickness arrested her course. After a week's illness she was taken to St. John's Hospital at Fargo. Twenty-eight hours later she yielded herself with her customary obedience to the Heavenly Father's summons. She passed away in the prayerful presence of her parents and under comforting utterances of Dr. Sainsbury of First Church, Fargo. Her body was taken to the Priewe Funeral Parlors at Casselton where in the presence of the family, immediate friends and pastor a short devotional service was held Friday afternoon. Jean leaves to mourn her early departure her loving parents, a younger sister, Irene, (her older sister, Marjorie, having preceded her in death 11 years ago), 3 brothers Lynn, Craig and Merle. Both grandmothers also survive her in death. The sympathy and solicitude of this community goes out to the bereaved home. May the Great Healer who brought life and immortality to light through his life and Gospel comfort them in the hour off affliction. May we learn to say with Job “The Lord gave and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” May we learn also to say with John Greenleaf Whittier: Who hath not learned in hours of faith, this truth to flesh and self unknown, that life is ever lord of Death, and love can never lose its own.


April 15, 1932

History of Lodge

Feb. 21. Resolved that there be no smoking or chewing during lodge in or about the lodge room.
(From here I have to go by what the pioneer members say and Grand Lodge reports committee. Approximate dates are not available as there are several of the record books missing.) During this year there was what was called the D. & A. organized and put on as a play. This consisted of one 2 or 3 act farces in degree work exposing the procedure of initiating a candidate and the secret. It is understood there were several such plays put on with admission charged for the benefit of the lodge and one of them was put on for three nights straight, as the hall would not accommodate the numbers that came to see it. July. 1. Officers for the second half were J. C. Richardson, N. G.; M. A. Corry, V. G.; J. G. Knudtson, Sec.; J. L. Battley, Treas. During this year there were five candidates and initiated and three visitors, making a total of fifty-eight candidates and forty-one visitors. The candidates were Percy A. Corry, S. R. Garrett, N. Eman Mathew, D. McMahan and Wm. Howard. Jan. 1895. Officers for the first half were M. A. Corry, N. G.; W. C. Gamble, V. G.; C. R.Hamilton, Sec.; J. L. Battley, Treas. During the winter months of '94 and '95, there were several dances put on in favor of the order. Admission fifty cents. July. Officers were W. C. Gamble, N. G.; Wm. Richardson, V. G.; H. M. Powlison, Sec.; O. C. Robinson, Treas.
During this year there were five candidates and five visitors, making a total of sixty-three candidates and forty-six visitors since organization. The candidates were C. R. Hamilton, R. A. Sayer, B. W. Castle, G. W. Turner, and G. W. Osborne. Jan. 1896. Officers were L. C. Barrett, N. G.; Louie Larson, V. G.; H. M. Powlison, Sec.; O. C. Robinson, Treas.
During this year there were five candidates and five visitors making a total of sixty-three candidates and forty-six visitors since organization. The candidates were C. R. Hamilton, R. A. Sayer, B. W. Castle, G. W. Turner, and G. W. Osborne. Jan. 1896. Officers were L. C. Barrett, N. G.; Louie Larson, V. G.; H. M. Powlison, Sec.; O. C. Robinson, Treas. During these years, I am told, there was not much done to make history and the record books still missing. July officers were W. L. Richardson, N. G.; Mathew McMahan, V. G.; H. M. Powlison, Sec.; O. C. Robinson, Treas. This year there were seven candidates and twenty-six visitors, making a total of seventy candidates and seventy-two visitors. The candidates were Chas. Collins, C. A. Tubbs, W. C. Muir, Dr. J. H. Duncon, Rev. D. H. Fosburg, W. B. Bietso and U. G. Miller.


April 22, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Jan. 1897. Officers were Mathew McMahan, N. G., John Wergin, V. G., Wm. Bletso, Sec., O. C. Robinson, Treas. This year there were lots of good times had but no dates to go by. July officers were Louie Larson, N. G., Wm. Hoard, V. G., Wm. Bletso, Sec., and O. C. Robinson, Treas. This year there were thirteen candidates and sixteen visitors, making a total of eighty-eight visitors since organization. The candidates were W. N. Parkhurst, H. J. Dundas, I. Moen, G. D. Brewer, J. J. Still, Axel Kroll, M. P. Erb. Hans Martinson. H. M. Eager, and A. A. Bruton were admitted by card. Jan. 1898. Officers were D. H. Fosberg, N. G., J. G. Knudtson, V. G., Wm. Bletso, Sec., O. C. Robinson, Treas.
July officers were J. G. Knudtson, N. G., R. A. Sayer, V. G., I. Moen, Sec., O. C. Robinson, Treas.
Our worthy brother, S. W. Hall, passed away during this year and the charter was ordered draped for thirty days by the N. G.
This year there were two candidates and one hundred visitors since organization. The candidates were W. C. Stewart and W. R. Turner.
Jan. 1899. Officers were J. G. Knudtson, N. G., R. A. Sayer, V. G., W. C. Gamble, Sec., and O. C. Robinson, Treas.
July officers were R. A. Sayer, N. G., Wm. Bletso, V. G., D. H. Fosburg, Sec., and O. C. Robinson, Treas. During this year there were two candidates and eight visitors, making a total of eighty-seven candidates and one hundred and fourteen visitors since organization. The candidates admitted by card were G. A. Rurring and W. H. Beard. This year V. A. Crandel passed away. The charter was ordered draped for thirty days by the N. G.


April 29, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Jan. 1900. Officers were Wm. Bletso, N. G., C. A. Tubbs, V. G., H. C. Barber, Sec., O. C. Robinson, Treas.
July. Officers were C. A. Tubbs, N. G., C. R. Hamilton, V. G., G. A. Rurring, Sec., O. C. Robinson, Treas.
Everything went nice until Dec. 27 when the lodge hall burned, the fire originating in Barrett's store next door south. Most all furniture and equipment was saved. After the fire the next meeting was held in the A. O. U. W. building which stood where the R. E. Thompson shop now stands. This year there were four candidates and one visitor, making a total of ninety-one candidates and one hundred fifteen visitors since organization. The candidates were Emil Borre, Nels Rosvall, W. E. Howe, and by card E. O. Dickinson. Jan. 1901. Officers were C. R. Hamilton, N. G., M. V. Erb, V. G., W. C. Gamble, Sec., O. C. Robinson, Treas.
During the first part of this year we purchased the A. O. U. W. hall.
July officers were G. W. Turner, N. G., G. W. Osborne, V. G., F. C. Corry, Sec., O. C. Robinson, Treas.
There were no candidates this year but three visitors, making a total of 91 candidates and 118 visitors since organization.
Jan. 1902. Officers were G. O. Osborne, N. G., W. H. Beard, W. G., W. C. Gamble, Sec., C. A. Tubbs, Treas.
The first part of this year we purchased the southwest three lots in block three on the original town site of Hunter which is where the hall now stands by trading the hall we then had and $600 in cash. The contract was then let and a building was erected. It was to be completed by July 1st at the cost of $4,200. The builders were H. M. Powlison, C. S. Collins, and J. C. Richardson. June 3-4. Grand Lodge was held in Fargo and several from here attended. July officers were W. H. Beard, N. G., C. S. Collins, V. G., W. C. Gamble, Sec., C. A. Tubbs, Treas. July 4. The new lodge hall, a 50 x 60 two story building having two large rooms to rent downstairs and lodge room, banquet and anterooms upstairs was dedicated. The dedication took place in the afternoon, a banquet at 6 in the large north room downstairs and a dance in the evening in the south opera house. During this year there were three candidates and one visitor, making a total of 94 candidates and 119 visitors since organization. The candidates were Henry Huber, E. C. Erb, Alex Walquist.


May 6, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

1903. January officers were C. S. Collins, N. G., A. A. Bruton, V. G., W. C. Gamble, Sec., and C. A. Tubbs, Treas.
July officers were A. A. Bruton, N. G., M. V. Erb, V. G., W. C. Gamble, Sec., C. A. Tubbs, Treas.
There were no candidates but three visitors, leaving a total of 122 visitors since organization.
Jan. 1904. Officers were M. V. Erb, N. G., M. I. Eman, V. G., C. R. Adams, Sec., and C. A. Tubbs, Treas.
June 7-8. Grand Lodge was held in Fargo.
July officers were M. I. Eman, N. G., I. Moen, V. G., C. R. Adams, Sec., M. V. Erb, Treas.
During the year there were 7 candidates and one visitor, making a total of 100 candidates and 123 visitors since organization. The candidates were E. J. Runestrand, Walter McGee, Rev. W. L. Holly, Wm. Folendorf, C. B. Andrews, H. L. Newman and F. K. Fisk. This year Dr. H. H. Critchfield passed away. The charter was ordered draped for thirty days by the N. G.
Jan. 1905 officers were J. C. Richardson, N. G., E. C. Erb, V. G., C. R. Adams, Sec., and M. Ostrander, Treas.
June 6-7. Grand Lodge was held in Minot.
July officers were E. C. Erb, N. G., A. M. Peterson, V. G., T. J. Frank, Sec., M. Ostrander, Treas.
There were two candidates and one visitor this year, making a total of 104 candidates and 124 visitors since organization. The candidates were P. Aug. Nelson and by card J. E. McCartney.
Jan. 1906 officers were A. M. Peterson, N. G., C. R. Adams, V. G., T. J. Frank, Sec., and W. H. Beard, Treas.
June 5-6. Grand Lodge was held in Valley City.
July 1. Officers were John Wergin, N. G., M. Ostrander, V. G., Walter McGee, Sec., and J. H. Lewis, Treas. During this year there were two candidates and four visitors, making a total of 105 candidates and 128 visitors since organization. The candidates were J. H. Louis and J. Murchson. Jan. 1, 1907 officers were M. Ostrander, N. G., T. J. Rank, V. G., A. M. Peterson, Sec., J. H. Louis, Treas. Sometime this year there was a play given, entitled “Tompkins Hired Man.”
July officers were T. J. Frank, N. G., R. A. Miller, V. G., M. V. Erb, Sec., M. Ostrander, Treas.
There were two candidates during this year and two visitors making total of 107 candidates initiated and 130 visitors since organization. The candidates were Lem Kiest and by card J. H. Brokway.

Mrs. Wm. Kruckeberg

Mrs. William Kruckeberg of Baker, Mont., the first of Bismarck's World War Red Cross nurses to succumb, died at Bismarck Sunday, April 24, at the age of 44 years. She was one of 27 nurses to enlist at Bismarck for service in the World War, serving at Camp Lewis, Wash. and a year at Brest, France. Full military funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the Congregational church of Wilton, at which place Mrs. Kruckeberg lived most of her life. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Krukeberg of Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. August Krukeberg of Owatonna attended the funeral. Mrs. Krukeberg is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Herman Buck of this place.


May 20, 1932

Wagon Overturns, Breaks Man's Back

A man aged 63 was seriously injured Wednesday while working on Highway No. 18 in Hunter. A member of the road outfit, he was hauling stumps and his empty wagon overturned, pinning the unfortunate man under. Examination proved his back broken and he was taken to a Fargo hospital immediately.

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Jan. 1911. Officers were C. P. Adams, N. G., R. E. Thompson, V. G., R. A. Miller, Sec., Peter Larson, F. Sec., J. B. Jacobson, Treas.
July officers were R. E. Thompson, N. G., Joseph Sayer, V. G., R. A. Miller, Sec., Peter Larson, F. Sec., H. J. Jacobson, Treas. There were 7 candidates during this year and 7 visitors, making a total of 139 candidates initiated and 148 visitors since organization. The candidates were J. E. Spare, W. F. Baillie, Hans Piehl, C. M. Beiler, Carl Morris, J. H. Morris, and by card W. L. Stewart. Bro. Mathew McMahon passed away and the charter was ordered draped for thirty days.
Jan. officers for 1912 were Joseph Sayer, N. G., J. E. Hoxie, V. G., R. A. Miller, Sec., P. Larson, F. Sec., R. E. Thompson, Treas.
During this year there were 4 candidates and 1 visitor, making a total of 143 candidates initiated and 149 visitors since organization. The candidates were W. L. Barenstein, John Nelson, Don Newton and Anton Johnson. Jan. 1913. Officers were H. J. Jacobson, N. G., Peters Larson, V. G., F. O. Eberhardt, Sec., C. R. Adams, F. Sec., R. E. Thompson, Treas.
Mar. 12. There was a public entertainment in the hall.
June 3, 4. Grand Lodge was held in Fargo.
July officers were P. Larson, N. G., P. Hansen, F. G., F. O. Eberhardt, Sec., C. R. Adams, F. Sec., R. E. Thompson, Treas.
We started a roller skating rink in the lower north hall and opened it to the public on Nov. 13 and Mondays and Fridays be the regular days for skating. This year there was one candidate and two visitors, making a total of 144 candidates and 151 visitors since organization.

Kenneth Severson Injured Tuesday Eve

Kenneth Severson received a bad cut on one knee Tuesday evening while playing kitten ball with a group of youngsters. A piece of broken china was responsible for the injury, received while “Kenny” was sliding to the base. Dr. Richter treated the cut, and three stitches were taken.


May 27, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Jan. 1916. Officers were Louie Frickey, N. G., C. M. Sorenson, V. G., A. W. Peterson, Sec., Anton Johnson, F. Sec., R. A. Sayer, Treas.
This year the term of office was changed to a full year instead of six months.
During the year there were 5 candidates and no visitors, making a total of 160 candidates since organization. The candidates were W. C. Larson, Fred Mikkelson, V. T. Miller, Chris Hansen, and J. H. Nesbitt.
This year Brother Joseph Sayer and F. B. Simmons passed away and the charter was ordered draped for 30 days by the N. G.

Silver Wedding Anniversary for Chris Larsens

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Larsen were agreeably surprised last Sunday when members of the Lutheran Ladies' Aid and their families gathered at the Larsen farm home to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Larsen. A dinner was served by the self invited guests and the honored couple was presented with a gift of money.

Miscellaneous Shower For Elliott Sisters

The Misses Alta and Alice Elliott, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Elliott of Hunter, whose double wedding ceremony will take place June 1st, were honored at a miscellaneous shower given at the M. E. church basement last Saturday afternoon. The room was artistically decorated in a color scheme of lavender, white and green, by means of crepe paper and bowls of lilacs and iris. A short program of musical numbers and readings was given. On a decorated table in the center of the room was a basket containing numerous heart shaped cards bearing instructions as to the finding of the gifts which were hidden about the room. The two honor guests drew the cards, alternating, and searched out the gifts. A dainty lunch was served to the 55 guests.

Miscellaneous Shower Mrs. Alfred Woitzel

Mrs. Alfred Woitzel, nee Nellie Holm, was honored at a miscellaneous shower given at the M. E. church basement Wednesday afternoon. After a short program the honor guest found the gifts which were hidden about the room. Light refreshments were served to the 45 guests. Decorations were in lavender, white and green.


June 3, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Jan. 1917. Officers were C. M. Sorenson, N. G., Geo. Beguim, V. G., A. W. Peterson, Sec., Anton Johnson, F. Sec., R. A. Sayer, Treas. At this time there are two record books missing. During this year there were 6 candidates and 5 visitors, making a total of 166 candidates and 158 visitors since organization. The candidates were G. C. Riggs, Dr. G. H. Oakes, Harry Leacock, Harvey Brenner, Nels Hansen, and J. E. Johnson. This year Henry Huber passed away. The charter was ordered draped for thirty days in his honor. Jan. 1918. Officers were Geo. Beguim, N. G., Fred Mikelson, G. V., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., Anton Johnson, F. Sec., R. A. Sayer, Treas. We had nine brothers in the service during the World War. They were C. M. Lomman, A. W. Peterson, Harry Leacock, Dr. G. H. Oakes, Emil Hansen, Gust Holm, Clarence Aiken, Victor Larsen and Christ Hansen. This year there were 11 candidates and 4 visitors, making a total of 177 candidates and 162 visitors since organization. The candidates were Clarence Aiken, H. M. Critchfield, R. D. Goforthe, W. C. Morrow, Otto Ottesen, Fred Ottesen, H. Hansen, Emil Hansen, Jense Jenson, and by card Carl Thompson and Dan Brayton. Jan. 1919. Officers were Fred Mikelson, N. G., J. H. Nesbitt, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., Anton Johnson, F. Sec., J. C. Richardson, Treas. These years there were several trips made to lodge, District meetings in other towns and big times were had by all who attended. Sometimes a special coach was charted on the passenger train and as high as fifty or sixty would go together, also take a small Dutch band to entertain. Other articles of importance were when the hot arguments about taking the partition out between the two lower halls and make a large ballroom out of them. Jan. 11. There were seventeen visitors attended lodge.
April 28. The Encampment, No. 31 was instituted and a number of brothers joined.
This year there were 11 candidates and 18 visitors, making a total of 188 candidates and 180 visitors since organization. The candidates were H. H. Olson, Wm. Hansen, C. R. Rasmussen, A. J. Jensen, E. G. Morrow, Axel Rasmussen, P. Holtse, John Schur, Chris Sorenson, Jr., W. D. Collins, and by card Nels Nelson. This year C. D. Cook passed away much to the regret of the brothers and the charter was ordered draped for thirty days by the N. G.


June 10, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Jan. 1920. Officers were J. H. Nesbitt, N. G., A. W. Peterson, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., C. M. Sorenson, F. Sec., M. Ostrander, Treas.
From now on we have a complete record.
Mar. 29. A bunch went to Casselton to visit Colfax lodge.
May 30. We met in a body and marched to the cemetery for the Memorial service.
July. 8. There was an Odd Fellows picnic held. This year there were 13 candidates and 15 visitors, making a total of 201 candidates and 195 visitors since organization. The candidates were Geo. Landon, Axel Peterson, W. C. Peterson, Warren Odell, J. W. Shinaeck, V. D. McClannehan, M. Miller, Dallas Collins, W. E. Collins, F. E. Sales, W. J. Genetl, L. C. Collins, and by card Otto Schmuser. This year Wm. Hansen, Geo. Beguim, P. G., and Gust Hogenson passed away and the charter was ordered draped for thirty days in their honor by the N. G.
Jan. 1921. Officers were A. W. Peterson, N. G., L. C. Quaife, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., C. M. Sorenson, F. Sec., M. Ostrander, Treas.
Feb. 2. R. A. Sayer was elected representative to Grand Lodge.
Feb. 28. District meeting was held in Casselton and a special car was charted to accommodate the lodge on the passenger train. Hunter lodge put on the Initiatory Degree work.
April 27. The anniversary program was held.
June 12. I. O. O. F. Memorial service was held in the M. E. Church. Bro. Rev. W. H. Driver delivered the address.
This year there were sixteen candidates and no visitors, making a total of 217 candidates since organization. The candidates were Harry Rasmussen, F. H. Goss, R. W. Muir, Chester Quaife, Tom Tate, Elmer Peterson, F. F. Runyan, Grove Ludy, Carl Madtson, H. K. Brewer, Chas. McAuley, Jr., Ardin McAuley, Carlin McAuley, and by card Rev. W. H. Driver and Fred Stanfield. This year J. E. Spare passed away. The charter was ordered draped for thirty days in his behalf by the N. G. Gardner-Elliott-Nordgreen-Elliott At the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Elliott, and Misses Alta Barbara and Alice Margaret Elliott were united in marriage to Mr. Franklin Gardner and Mr. George Nordgreen, respectively. The brides were prettily adorned in white georgette dresses and each carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bridegrooms wore blue serge suits. The couples acted as witnesses for each other in two single ceremonies. The home was beautifully decorated with white and green streamers covered with bridal wreath. Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Ira Chandler of East Grand Forks, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Atwood and daughter Carol, Mr. E. Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. John Elliott, also Mrs. Lila Gwyther and family of Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. George Bryant of Jamestown, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Nelson and daughter, Gloria, of Durbin, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Campbell and Miss Gertrude Campbell of Amenia, Miss Dorothy Sheldon of Blanchard, Miss Ferne Pearson of Arthur, Miss Olive Spencer and Rev. and Mrs. C. A. Neil of Roseburg, Mich. (Mrs. Neil will be remembered by friends of Hunter and Arthur as Miss Edris L. Elliott.) Both brides are graduates of Hunter High School and formerly attended Mayville Normal. They also taught in this community.
Mr. and Mrs. Nordgreen will reside on the Buegin farm five miles went and south of Hunter, while Mr. and Mrs. Gardner will be at home near Croswell, Mich.
The officiating minister was Rev. A. L. Lindstrom, pastor of the Hunter M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. C. A. Neil.


June 17, 1932

Birthday Party

Mrs. R. M. Fatland entertained in honor of her daughter, Frances Elenore, on Monday p.m., June 13th, the occasion being her second birthday anniversary. The guests present were: Mabel Jean Moore, Harriett Helen Carr, Carl Martin Thorson, Bernadine and Percy Jean Collins, and Joyce Skue, each accompanied by their mother. Other guests were Mrs. Ed Collins, Gladys and Louise Skue and Grandma Skue. The hostess served a delicious lunch consisting of potato salad, rolls, pickles, cake and coffee. Little Frances was the happy recipient of many lovely and useful gifts. All the guests had their picture taken.


June 17, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Jan. 1922. Officers were L. C. Quaife, N. G., W. P. Osborne, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., M. Ostrander, Treas.
Jan. 25. Golden West Lodge of Patriarchs Militant was instituted under the jurisdiction of the Grand Patriarchs Militant of N. Dak., instituted in 1890.
Mar. 27. District meeting was held in Casselton and 3 candidates were taken from here to finish the degrees.
April 26. The 103rd anniversary celebration was held in the hall. A good lunch was served.
This year there were 7 candidates and no visitors, making a total of 224 candidates since organization. The candidates were Robert Kennedy, M. H. Rutten, Earl Robinson, W. C. Fisk, J. W. Hansen, C. F. Collins, and Ralph Young. This year Allen Powlison passed away and the charter was ordered draped for 30 days in his honor by the N. G.
Jan. 1923. Officers were W. P. Osborne, N. G., N. F. Nelson, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., M. Ostrander, Treas.
Feb. 4. Peter Larson was elected delegate to Grand Lodge.
Feb. 21. An entertainment was held, inviting the Rebekahs and each member inviting an additional one.
April 29. A joint service was held with the Rebekahs in the M. E. church for the purpose of celebrating the I. O. O. F. Anniversary, Rev. W. H. Driver officiating.
June 6-7. Grand Lodge was held in Minot.
July 6. Brother Rev. W. H. Driver and family met with auto accident where he, his wife and little boy were instantly killed, leaving only one girl surviving. The funeral was held on the M. E. church lawn as the church was not large enough to accommodate the crowd. The I. O. O. F. were in full charge. At the next meeting the charter was ordered draped in his honor by the N. G. Aug. 29. The charter was ordered draped by the N. G. in honor of the death of President Harding of the U. S.
Nov. 7. District meeting was held in Fargo and several members attended.
Dec. 5. Casselton lodge came up and put on the Third degree to help us.
This year there were 3 candidates and 21 visitors, making a total of 200 candidates and 216 visitors since organization. The candidates were Harry Hogenson, Nels Johnson and F. G. Sales.


June 24, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

1924. Officers were N. F. Nelson, N. G., W. D. Collins, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., M. Ostrander, Treas.
June 7, 8. Grand Lodge was held in Fargo.
July 16. Received an invitation to attend an annual picnic held in Fargo July 27.
Nov. 1. District meeting was held here and this lodge put on the third degree. A banquet was served by the Rebekahs at 11 p.m. There were 24 visitors present.
During this year there were 2 candidates and 24 visitors, making a total of 229 candidates and 240 visitors since organization. The candidates were F. R. Hay, and Emil Buck.
1925. Officers were W. D. Collins, N. G., C. J. Sorenson, Sr., V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., J. C. Richardson, Treas.
Feb. 4. H. J. Jacobson was elected delegate of Grand Lodge.
June 5, 6. Grand Lodge was held in Fargo.
During the year there were 6 candidates and 2 visitors, making a total of 235 candidates and 242 visitors since organization. The candidates were W. R. Richardson, Ed Larson, Carl Peterson, J. H. Black, Karl Schmuser and G. A. Jones. As this was the first year a member could be taken in at the age of 18 it was considered that R. W. Richardson was the first 18 year old member in the state. This year Elmer Peterson passed away. The charter was ordered draped for thirty days to his honor by the N. G.


July 1, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

1926. Officers were C. J. Sorenson, Sr., N. G., Axel Rasmussen, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., J. C. Richardson, Treas.
Feb. 13. We gave a movie in the lower hall that included a .. of the I. O. O. F. Home at Devils Lake, N. D.
Mar. 26. The hall caught fire, caused by a gas engine in the printing office located in the lower north hall, and burned to the ground. In this fire we lost several record books and paraphernalia. The trustees then rented the small annex to the old school building located on the southeast side of the present school. This building we sublet to other lodges and we moved in for temporary purposes until we could erect another building. July 12. A special meeting was called for the purpose to get something started towards building new lodge rooms. A building committee of five was appointed. The committee was W. C. Stewart, H. J. Jacobson, J. H. Black, Otto Schmuser, and R. E. Thompson. Aug. 4. Grand Master Elithorpe was a visitor to our lodge and gave a good talk on Odd Fellowship throughout the state.
Oct. 6. On motion the building committee of the new lodge rooms was postponed until spring of 1927.
During this year there was one candidate and one visitor, making a total of 236 candidates and 243 visitors since organization. The candidate was Wm. Hansen.
This year Emil Hansen and H. Piehl passed away. The charter was ordered draped for thirty days in their honor by the N. G.
1927. At a joint installation with the Rebekahs the officers were installed. Axel Rasmussen, N. G., Fred Ottesen, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., J. C. Richardson, Treas.
Jan. 12. A new building committee was appointed. It consisted of J. H. Black, W. C. Stewart, and H. J. Jacobson.
Feb. A. W. Peterson was elected as delegate to Grand Lodge.
Mar. 5. A special meeting was called for the purpose of building the new hall. It was decided to build to accommodate lodge purposes only.
Apr. 4. District meeting was held in Fargo and Bro. J. H. Black as speaker for Good Samaritan No. 25.
June 1. The plans for the new lodge hall was presented by the committee and accepted by the lodge. This provided for a brick structure.
Nov. 11. District meeting was held with Colfax lodge of Casselton.


July 15, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Dec. 14. The following resolution was read and carried. Resolution: Whereas, we think that the best interest of our order will be promoted by changing the meeting night. Therefore, be it resolved that we amend article 1 Sec. 1 and sentence 1 of our By Laws, which now reads; The stated meeting shall be held on Wednesday evening of each week to. The stated meetings shall be held on Monday of each week. Dec. 28. The new building was finished at a cost of $8,600 and a size of 32x70 ft. At this date we moved into our new home. The upper floor designed for lodge purposes only with ante and locker rooms in combination. The basement was equipped with banquet, kitchen and furnace rooms. This year there were no candidates and one visitor, leaving a total of 244 visitors since organization.
1928. At a joint installation with the Rebekahs the officers installed were Fred Otteson, N. G., Otto Larson, V. G., H. J. Jacobson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., J. C. Richardson, Treas. Feb. 27. P. G. Master, J. D. Scott was presented and gave a good talk for the good of the Order.
Mar. 26. A party and entertainment was held for the purpose of raising a home fund. The net sum of $35.20 was sent to the Grand Sec.
April 7. District meeting was held here with D. D. G. M. Payne officiating. The Fargo Degree team put on the First Degree. There were 53 visitors present.
April 26. We held a dedication service in the new lodge hall. A banquet was served by the Rebekahs in the basement and the dedication in the lodge rooms. A net proceeds of $93 was received from the tickets sold. The dedication committee was A. M. Peterson, R. E. Thompson and J. E. Hoxie. The Grand Master, Hite, and Grand Sec. B. A. Fail took the main part of the service. Oct. 27. A home coming jubilee was held in Moorhead and several from here attended.
During this year there were 8 candidates and 1 visitor, making a total of 244 candidates and 305 visitors since organization. The candidates were A. L. Rasmussen, Ed. Tetzloff, G. A. Zacharius, Ernest Maker, E. E. Taves, L. C. Richardson, and by card John Lavin and W. R. Mitchell. This year E. C. Buck passed away. The charter was ordered draped for 30 days by the N. G.


July 22, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

1929. Officers were Otto Larson, N. G., C. J. Sorenson, Jr., V. G., R. E. Thompson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., J. C. Richardson, Treas. April 26. A joint anniversary was held in the hall with Rev. W. J. Medland as speaker. June 3, 4, 5. Grand Lodge was held in Devils Lake. July 15. It was decided to have the hot air furnace removed as not satisfactory and have a steam plant installed. It was done at a cost of $1,100. Oct. 30. A Halloween dance was held in the school auditorium and a net proceeds of $52.50 was turned over to the lodge. Nov. 25. P. G. Master, J. D. Scott of Oakes visited us and instructed us in the Initiatory Degree work. Dec. 6. We took the Initiatory Degree team to Fargo and completed with the Enderlin team for a Trophy Cup in which we lost with the score of Hunter 93.40 to Enderlin 95.50. This year there was one candidate and 11 visitors, making a total of 249 candidates and 316 visitors since organization. The candidate was John F. Schmuser.
1930. Officers were C. J. Sorenson, Jr., N. G., W. C. Peterson, v. G., R. E. Thompson, Sec., A. A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., J. C. Richardson, Treas.
Jan 30. Was a night of a social entertainment for all Odd Fellows in the community and a light lunch was served.
Mar. 8. We were invited to a banquet given by the Rebekahs at 6:30 p.m. in the banquet room of the hall. A good time was had by all.
April 27. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs met in the hall and marched to the M. E. Church in a body where we heard Rev. W. J. Medland speak to celebrate our 111th anniversary of Odd Fellows in the U. S.
June 5, 6, 7. Grand Lodge was held in Grand Forks.
Nov. 9. A number from here attended the Minn. Dist. Meeting held in Moorhead.
Nov. 12. District meeting was held in Casselton.

Announcement Party

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Peterson entertained a group of intimate friends at their home Tuesday afternoon, at which time announcement was made of the marriage of their daughter, Laura, to Mr. William C. Peterson, son of Mrs. Fred Peterson, to take place Nov. 10. The announcement was presented in the form of a horoscope reading. Lunch was served at 5:30. Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Oxby, Mrs. Dave McComb and daughter, Rosella, all of Blanchard.


July 29, 1932

History of the I. O. O. F. Lodge

Dec. 29, 1930. We gave an entertainment inviting the Rebekahs and families. A few songs, readings, a one-act farce, a lunch and dance was the order for the evening. A good time was had by all who attended. This year there was one candidate and no visitors, making a total of 250 candidates since organization. The candidate was C. H. McAuley.
This year Frank McClain was killed in an accident. The charter was ordered draped for 30 days by the N. G.
1931. Officers were W. C. Peterson, N. G., Wm. Hansen, V. G., R. E. Thompson, Sec., A. W. Peterson, F. Sec., J. C. Richardson, Treas.
Feb. 2. W. C. Stewart was elected delegate to Grand Lodge.
April 15. District meeting was held here, Fargo team put on the Initiatory Degree. After the meeting the entertainment committee consisting of Karl and John Schmuser and L. C. Richardson, with the help of Ed Larson, put on a one-act miniature minstrel show. The Rebekahs served the supper at 11 p.m. There were sixty visitors present. May 30. We met in a body and marched to the church for Memorial services.
Nov. 17. District meeting was held in Hope and 17 from here attended.
Nov. 23. News reached here that Dr. Rowe of Colfax Lodge at Casselton had passed away from illness. Dr. Rowe was well known here and one time was a Grand Lodge officer.
This year there was one candidate and 71 visitors, making a total of 251 candidates and 387 visitors since organization. The candidate was Wm. Kloth by card.
This year Peter Hansen and J. H. McMullen passed away. The charter was ordered draped for thirty days to their honor by the N. G.

Family Reunion

A reunion of Powlison families was held at the J. C. Richardson home on July 24. The out of town guests were Mrs. A. E. Whitmore and daughter, Gwendolyn , of Washougal, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Powlison, daughter, Margaret, and son, Veron, of Fargo and Bernice Mosher of Moorhead. Hunter families attending were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Richardson and family, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Powlison and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Fisk and family.


August 5, 1932

Farewell Party

Mrs. R. R. Mulholland was hostess at a farewell party given Saturday afternoon in honor of Miss Violette Anderson. The party was in the nature of a surprise and was held on the Mulholland lawn. About 20 guests were entertained at a croquet contest, Miss Marie Turner winning first place. The honor guest was presented with a gift from her friends. Lunch was served out of doors. Miss Anderson left Monday to begin her training at St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo.


August 19, 1932

Mrs. Geo. Turner Died Tuesday

Mrs. J. G. Russell received word this week of the death of her niece, Mrs. Geo. Turner of Minneapolis, which occurred Tuesday, Aug. 16, after a short illness. Mrs. Turner will be remembered as Miss Alma Limberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Limberg who were former residents of Hunter. Funeral services were held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Minneapolis. Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband, a daughter, Lucille, and a son, Leroy. John Johnson Passed Away Mr. and Mrs. Nels Johnson and son, Emery, left Thursday for Hasting, Minn., to attend funeral services of the former's brother, John Johnson, which will be held there Friday. Mr. Johnson's death occurred Tuesday, Aug. 16. He will be remembered by the earlier Hunter residents as he had farming interests near here, at the time of his death still owned the quarter section of land directly south of the Nels Johnson farm.


September 9, 1932

George McCabe Injured In Elevator Sunday

George McCabe, employee at the International Elevator here, was severely bruised and shaken up when he fell from a height of 45 feet while inspecting grain bins at the elevator. Mr. McCabe was thrown head foremost from the man-lift, and probably averted fatal injuries when he managed to grab the rope operating the lift, righting himself and somewhat breaking his fall. For a time it seemed that he was seriously injured and an ambulance was called to take him to a Fargo hospital, where it was found that the only broken bone was one in his left heel. Latest reports announce his condition favorable. Residents of 25 Years Ago In Hunter Sunday Mrs. C. Cupps of Minneapolis, Minnesota, nee Faye Parkinson, autoed to Hunter Sunday to visit the grave of her mother, Mrs. Georgia Parkinson, who is buried in the local cemetery. The Parkinsons were residents of Hunter, the family leaving about 25 years ago, after the death of the mother. Mrs. Cupps also looked up old acquaintances during her short stay in Hunter.

Child Struck By Car Mon. Night

The 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Massey, called “Buster” by his playmates, was struck by an auto while crossing the road in front of the Massey residence Monday night. On his way up town on an errand for his mother, the boy failed to see the car driven by L. R. Coughlin and rode in the path of the car on his tricycle. One finger was broken and he sustained several bruises.


September 9, 1932

Child's Clothes Catch Fire Mon.

Lavonne Fatland, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Fatland, was severely burned Monday about 9 a.m. when her clothing caught fire from a match with which she was playing. Hearing her cry her father was on the scene immediately and extinguished the flames, but not before part of her clothing had burned and the child had been badly burned about the back and arms. After being treated by Dr. Richter, she was taken to a Fargo hospital where she is at present. Reports received since the accident tend to be favorable.

First National Bank Robbed of $1,109.25 Here

Main Street Sprayed With Bullets and Tacks as Robbers Escape
Our little village was rudely disturbed from its quiet routine when bandits entered our domain Saturday and robbed the First National Bank of Hunter of $1,109.25 in currency and silver.
Four bandits, two of them women, seemingly have dropped from sight after their escape in a V8 Ford sedan.
The two women remained in the car parked at the curb in front of the bank, while the two men entered the bank about 4:02 p.m. and stated, “Stick 'em up. This is a holdup.” While one bandit stood guard at the door the other ordered Kenneth Brandhage, bookkeeper, and John Stockmoe, farmer customer, to lie on the floor while O. W. Parkhurst, president, was ordered to open the vault door. All the currency and silver in sight was scooped into a cloth bag. Walter Osborne, postmaster, came to the bank door which had been locked by the bandits, and was admitted by the bandit guard. He carried $45 in cash, a deposit of U. S. funds which he wished to make before the bank closed. As he was ordered to the floor with the other victims, he tried to shove the pocketbook under a stove. “What the … is that?” was demanded by the leader bandit. “It's government money from the post office,” Osborne answered. “That's okay. We're not interested in post office money” the bandit replied. The four men were then locked in the vault from which they were emerged in a short time, the lock being capable of being released from the vault interior. Lawrence Hansen and Rosewell Hull were standing near the bank and noticed the men had guns under their coats as they entered the bank. They ran down the street and spread the alarm of the robbery. H. H. Carr obtained a 30-30 rifle from the Gale-Carr Merc. Co. establishment and waited on the corner across the street from the bank for the robbers to come out. Emerging from the bank, one bandit climbed into the front seat and the other leaped into the rear seat, and the bandit car sped south on the main street, spraying bullets from guns stuck through the broken rear window. Tacks were dropped to prevent pursuit. Mr. Carr fired 4 shots at the car of the fleeing bandits, but said he was afraid to shoot into the car for fear of hitting the women who had opened fire on the group of persons gathered on the corner. Walter Smerud, standing at the north end of main street, was struck above the knee by a bullet glancing up from the street. Mr. Parkhurst believes the bandits may be the same two men who questioned him in the bank a week earlier about discount on Canadian money.
Several persons claim to have seen the quartet in town several hours before the robbery, but no accurate descriptions can be given.
The car license was noted as Minnesota, B217-213.
At this writing the quartet has not been apprehended, and the latest reports were of the car having been seen near Mandan.


September 16, 1932

Hatton Bank Robbed Wed.

Two unmasked bandits held up the Merchants National Bank at Hatton Wednesday at about 11:30 a.m. and escaped with $1,000, and forced three bank officials to accompany them. Description of one of the bandits tallies with that of one of the robbers who stuck up the First National Bank here Sept. 3. They were reported to have been seen near Casselton after the robbery but officers were unable to find any trace of the fugitives.


September 30, 1932

Julius Bettin Married Sat.

A very pretty church wedding occurred Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. when Miss Ruth Marie Sandberg of Devils Lake became the a bride of Julius Bettin of Valley City. The ceremony was performed in Devils Lake. The bride, dressed in white satin and wearing a veil, was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss Elsie Bettin and Miss Valarie Trumm of Valley City. A sister of the bride, Miss Goldie Sandberg, was maid of honor, and Chester Shrum of Valley City was groomsman. The young couple will reside in Valley City. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Young autoed to Devils Lake to be present at the wedding.


October 21, 1932

Johnsons in Car Accident

Mr. and Mrs. Nels C. Johnson , Herbert and Florence were the victims in an automobile accident which occurred Saturday night. The Johnsons were returning home from town and were ready to make the turn into the yard when the car was struck from behind by a car driven by Carl Evengson of Portland. The Johnson car tipped and rolled over twice and was badly smashed up. The other car was also badly smashed about the front end. Herbert Johnson, driver, received a cut on his scalp which required 3 stitches and Mr. Johnson received painful injuries, the nature of which has not been definitely decided, but making it necessary for Mr. Johnson to refrain from all work. The Portland car is said to have been traveling at a high rate of speed and struck the other car just as the driver was about to open the door to signal a turn. The Johnson car, traveling south, was facing north after it rolled over. Attends Brother's Funeral, Chicago John D. McAuley, only brother of Charles McAuley of this place, passed away at his home in Monarvis, Ind., on Sept. 21st. He was 76 years of age. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Boyle of St. Sylvesters Church of Chicago, in the funeral chapel. Interment was made in Arlington Cemetery. Surviving besides his brother Charles, are two sisters, Mrs. Fred Jauck of Oak Park, Ill., and Mrs. V. R. Kovarik of Chicago, and his son-in-law, Harold Higgins, and two grandchildren. Charles McAuley and his daughter, Mrs. Oscar Sondrall, of Fargo, went to Chicago to attend the funeral.


October 28, 1932

Shower for Miss Peterson Thursday, October 20
Bride of Next Month Received Many Beautiful and Useful Gifts Miss Laura Mae Peterson was honored at a shower Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20, when the Mesdames C. Fisk, J. C. Richardson, Rose Fisk, C. L. Thompson, W. R. Mitchell and R. E. Thompson entertained about 65 guests at the Methodist church basement. Miss Peterson, who will be a bride of next month, received many lovely gifts, which were presented to her by the small Misses Donna Fisk and June Thompson, drawing a decorated wagon bearing the gifts. The guests were entertained at contests and each one was requested to contribute a favorite recipe or thought gem for a book which was given the honor guest. The church parlor was decorated in white and orange.

Obituary

Mrs. Vendla Johnson was born in Sweden Oct. 6, 1876, and there she was baptized and confirmed in the days of her young womanhood. In 1897 she was united in marriage in this country to Edward Johnson, who passed away seven years ago. Mrs. Johnson leaves to mourn her going six sons and one daughter, as follows: Fred, Hillsboro; Harry of Minneapolis, Wallace of Minneapolis, Eldred, Gordon and Wayne of Gardner, Marie of Minneapolis. There are also 6 grandchildren, as well as three sisters, who feel keenly the loss that they have sustained in the passing away of Mrs. Johnson. The deceased has been a sufferer for a number of years, and three weeks ago she went to Minneapolis and there her condition grew worse, and on last Monday morning she passed away from heart trouble. For several years the deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church, and a very faithful and active worker in the Ladies Aid Society. And as she moved toward the going down of the sun of life, she turned in faith to the old hymns of the church, finding in them something of that peace and comfort which her heart craved. During her closing days her pastor called upon her several times, and before leaving Minneapolis, services were held. May the Heavenly Father strengthen and comfort the bereaved ones in this sad hour.


November 4, 1932

Popular Young Couple Married

Miss Cordelia J. Wollan, daughter of Mrs. Oline Wollan of Colfax, became the bride of Walter O. Goss, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Goss of Hunter, at a marriage ceremony performed Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 o'clock in the evening, at the Lutheran parsonage of Christine, with the Rev. O. J. Silseth officiating. The bride wore a gown of rose beige crepe and lace and was attended by Miss Adeline Goss, who wore flowered chiffon. The groom was attended by Leonard Wollan, Colfax, a brother of the bride. The bride has spent the past year in and near Hunter and is well liked by all her acquaintances. The groom needs no introduction to the people of this community, having spent his childhood and grown to manhood here. He is a graduate of the Hunter High School and since then has assisted his father in the Goss Electric Shop. He has a host of friends and the Times joins with them in wishing the young couple a happy and successful voyage over the matrimonial sea. Prominent Hunter Pioneer Answers Final Summons I. Moen, Hunter Resident for 49 Years, Dies at a Fargo Hospital Approximately 500 people visited the little church, where the body of I. Moen, Hunter pioneer, lay in state during the hours between noon and 2:00 o'clock Tuesday, Nov. 1, while members of the American Legion guard of honor stood watch, and then remained to pay final tribute at the funeral services conducted for one who had won the love and respect of innumerable numbers during his residence here of almost half a century. The superabundance of floral offerings bore mute testimony of the esteem and affection by which he was held. Ingebrigt Moen was born in Surendalen, Norway, May 6, 1861. He came to the United States in 1880 and settled at Colfax, N. D. In 1883 he was married to Miss Inga Sande and soon after they moved to Hunter, N. Dak. In 1894 he founded the Implement business in which he was active until the time of his death. He became a member of the Hunter Lutheran church shortly after his arrival in Hunter and actively supported the church and its activities during his life. He was a charter member of the North Dakota Implement Dealers' Association and was a member of Hunter Lodge No. 62, A. F. & A. M. Mr. Moen had not enjoyed the best of health during the past year and about three weeks before his death was seriously stricken. He was taken to a Fargo hospital, but despite all human agencies could do, he passed to his final reward the evening of Friday, Oct. 28, at the age of 68 years. Surviving are his wife and 5 children, Emil, William and Myrtle of Hunter, Edwin of Galesburg, and Mrs. A. N. Hardwick of Valley City. A brother, O. I. Moen of Colfax, and a sister, Mrs. Nels Mauseth of Minneapolis, also survive. Funeral services were held from the Moen home Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10:00 o'clock and from the Lutheran church at Hunter at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. A. N. Brodvig of Clifford officiating. He was assisted by Rev. C. Yivisaker of Concordia College of Moorhead, Minn., who brought a message of sympathy from Trinity Lutheran church in Moorhead. During the services Miss Minnie Wold of Abercrombie sang “Sen Store Hvide Flok,” a song which Mr. Moen very much liked, and “Thy Will be Done.” Thorman Groth of Mayville sang “Beautiful Land on High.” Honorary pallbearers were O. P. Satrom, Galesburg; Peder Balme, Colfax; J. D. Healy, Fargo; B. S. Groth, Mayille; Louis Bettschen, Arthur; C. S. Collins, Hunter, and Lars Wold, Abercrombie. Active pallbearers were H. H. Carr, Peter McLachlin, J. B. Hockridge, Nels Johnson, J. G. Knudtson and A. M. Peterson, all of Hunter. Burial was made in the Hunter cemetery. Our sincere sympathy joins that of the legion of friends of the bereaved ones in this hour of sorrow and may they find comfort in the Christian thought, “Not our will but Thine, O Lord, be done.” Out of town relatives who attended the funeral services were Olaf Hatlie, W. Mauseth, Mr. and Mrs. G. Mauseth and daughter, Grace, and Mrs. Anna Wigtil and son, all of Fargo; Mrs. Hendrickson, O. I. Moen, Mina and Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Moen, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Moen and family, Nels Balme, Peder Balme and son and Mrs. Vaien, all of Colfax, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Olson and daughters of Walcott, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sande and daughter, Bernice, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Peterson of Duluth.


November 11, 1932

Popular Young Couple Married

A pretty wedding took place in the M. E. church, Hunter, Thursday, Nov. 10, when Miss Laura Mae Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Peterson, became the bride of Mr. William C. Peterson, son of Mrs. Fred Peterson. Promptly at one o'clock strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March, the bridal party moved toward an improvised altar banked with ferns and house plants, and Rev. A. L. Lindstrom began the service, the double pledge being taken and the ring service used. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The bride was beautiful in white lace and georgette with accessories to match, and wore a long veil held in place by narrow bands of satin. She carried an arm bouquet of yellow roses, lilies of the valley and ferns. The little Misses Elizabeth Ann Lindstrom and June Anne Thompson were train bearers and were dressed in pale yellow silk. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Karl Schmuser, who wore a gown of white lace and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The groom was attired in the conventional dark suit, was attended by Arthur Peterson, uncle of the bride. During the assembling of the guests, which numbered about 50, Mrs. C. H. Howells, pianist, played the following selections, “Affection,” by Ferber, “Devotion” by Kern, “Venetian Love Song” by Nevin and “Forest Flowers” by De Leone. She played Mendelssohn's wedding march for the recessional. Kenneth Thompson sang two selections, “I Love You Truly” and “Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses.” He was accompanied by Mrs. K. Thompson. Karl Schmuser and William Fisk were ushers. Seats for the guests were marked with streamers of white and yellow.
Following the ceremony the bridal party and guests went to the A. M. Peterson farm home for the wedding dinner.
The bride is a graduate of the Hunter high school and the North Dakota University. She spent several years at teaching. The groom is also a well known citizen of Hunter and has had management of his mother's farm southwest of town, where the happy young couple will reside. The numerous friends of this popular young couple are glad to know of their happiness and the Times joins them in expressing congratulations and a wish for long years of happy married life.


December 2, 1932

Obituary

Mrs. Charles R. Adams, 69 years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Daily, Grand Forks, late Tuesday after a lingering illness. A resident of Hunter for about 40 years, Mrs. Adams was taken to the home of her daughter the latter part of September. Surviving, besides her husband, are four daughters, Mrs. James Thorburn, Bottineau; Mrs. L. R. Pickard, Niagara; Mrs. J. G. Campbell, Saginaw, Mich., and Mrs. Daily; and two sons, Edward H. Adams of Minneapolis and Eugene C. Adams of Portland, Ore. Funeral services will be held from the Hunter Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday. G. Rasmussen Married Nov. 19 Announcement has been made of the marriage of Gerhardt Rasmussen, formerly of Hunter, to Miss Leon Gladys Crump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Crump of Austin, Minn. The marriage took place Nov. 19, in Austin, where Mr. Rasmussen is employed at the Hormal Packing Plant.


December 9, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Celebrate Silver Wedding Sunday

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hoy were pleasantly surprised Sunday afternoon when a group of about 20 friends assembled to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Hoy. The guests spent a social afternoon and enjoyed a luncheon at six o'clock and remained to spend the evening also, a late lunch being served. Mr. and Mrs. Axel Hansen of Casselton were out of town guests. Mr. and Mrs. Hoy received appropriate gifts from their friends.

Two Suspects In The Robbery Of Bank Here Jailed
Mrs. Tillie Shoars of Fargo and Bemidji, charged with participation in the robbery of the First National Bank here, was returned from Eau Claire, Wis., and committed to the Cass county jail Wednesday night. She was in custody of Sheriff Andrews and states Attorney Croal. Mrs. Shoars is the second person to be jailed on warrants charging four with participation in the bank raid. Robert Campbell, better known as Robert (Goldie) Bentson, held in default of $25,000 bond, is scheduled for a hearing today (Thursday) in connection with the crime.

Epworth League Entertains All the Newlyweds Here The Hunter Epworth League entertained at a party Wednesday evening, Nov. 23, in honor of all the couples who have been married in the last year. Following are the honored guests: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Schmuser, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Nordgreen, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nordgreen, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goss and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Peterson. The evening was spent at miscellaneous games and a short program was given during the luncheon hour. The guests were placed at a table decorated with pink and white streamers, and acting host and hostess were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Martin. Mr. Martin is the League president. Included in the program were several 3 to 4 minute acts, a duet by Mrs. R. E. Thompson and Mrs. T. J. Myers, a vocal solo by Marie Turner and an address by Mr. Martin.

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