From the Past: Aug. 12 – Aug. 18From the files of the Jamestown Sun, the state’s third-oldest newspaper. Aug. 12 – Aug. 18
From the Past …
From the files of the Jamestown Sun, the state’s third-oldest newspaper.
Aug. 12 – Aug. 18
1887 – 125 Years Ago
Progress at the State Hospital
One does not see at first where all the work has been done which has occupied the time and skill of so many men at the State Hospital this season. A visit there now, however, will clearly show that in the underground work in the excavations and basement walls, the labor has been expended. The system of communication from one building to another will be altogether in winter, by the corridors that are from ten to fifteen feet underground, all to be nicely arched, and the stone work artistically pointed.
1912 – 100 Years Ago
Roosevelt and Johnson Coming To N.D.
Theodore Roosevelt and Governor Hiram Johnson of California, candidates for president and vice president on the Progressive ticket, will each spend two days in North Dakota early in September, according to word received yesterday by National Committeeman A.Y. More from the Progressive national headquarters.
“I received a wire from Chairman Dixon of the Progressive national committee,” said Mr. More, “saying that early in September Colonel Roosevelt and Governor Johnson would both come to the state, but not at the same time. They will each spend two days in speechmaking and there is no doubt a great deal of enthusiasm will be aroused by their visit.
“No arrangements have as yet been made for the itinerary of either distinguished guest, but I presume each will make at least four set speeches during his stay, and short talks from the end of the train at stations along the route.”
1937 – 75 Years Ago
Equity Ice Cream Store Opens Here
The Equity Ice Cream Store has been opened in the new building adjacent to the Equity Creamery building and hundreds attended the opening Thursday.
The interior of the building is carried out in a black and white modernistic motif. All refrigeration is electric and the new business room is equipped with the latest models of cooling devices. The building is a one story structure 20 x 30 feet, interior measurements. The exterior is stuccoed with a deep buff background and a white effect.
The building has a west entrance and the front part is the retail store and there is also a storage space. The ceiling and walls are white with a black trim in the counters, baseboard and on the walls and windows. A modernistic mirror effect furnishes the decoration on the back wall.
1962 – 50 Years Ago
Eldridge Farmer To Be Featured In Farm Movie About New Tractor
Arvel Glinz of Eldridge, N.D., will be one of seven farm operators from the U.S. and Canada who will be featured in a movie next winter which will be shown in farm communities throughout the two counties, it was announced today.
Glinz, accompanied by C.W. (Hi) Moores, Manager of Stutsman County Implement Company in Jamestown, flew here in June as a member of a special panel which previewed the first standard tractor ever produced for farms that exceeds 100-horsepower.
The three-day period was spent in previewing and testing the new John Deer 5010 tractor. During the three days, Glinz visited the John Deere Research and Engineering Center where the new tractors were developed; discussed his reactions to the tractor with engineers, and watched the first of the new tractors being produced at the John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works.
The entire visit was filmed by Reid Ray Studios of St. Paul, Minn., and has been made into a movie that will be shown in farm communities throughout the U.S. and Canada next winter as part of the annual John Deer Day movies.
1987 – 25 Years Ago
Juvenile detention facility provided
By Scott Kraus
Sun Staff Writer
A state law that requires that runaway or truant youths picked up by law enforcement officers be detained outside of adult jail facilities is met now in Stutsman County. The law becomes effective January 1, 1988.
Stutsman County Juvenile Supervisor Vince Ament said that these young people, who are called unruly because they haven’t broken laws which apply to adults, are held in a courthouse conference room which has been readied for that purpose.
The room is used for this purpose mostly at night so it doesn’t interfere with daytime uses.
An off-duty correctional officer supervises the young people, who can be held for up to 12 hours, until their parents pick them up or a shelter home can be found for them, according to Ament.