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75 Years Ago

November 8, 1945 

25 Per Cent of 1945 Tax in County Paid–

With practically all of the personal property taxes paid, and real property owners making early payments, County Treasurer Mildred Clausen anticipates that the total tax roll of $250,042.14 will be almost completely paid before the deadline.

11 Discharges Filed Here During Week–

Recorded discharges of Daniels County men now on file at the court house here bring the total to 133.

Temperature Hits Sub Zero For New Low–

Good old fashioned winter weather arrived in this area the first of the week and just to prove that he wasn’t fooling, the weather man let the thermometer sink to one below zero, the coldest recorded this season. 45 was the recorded high with -1 the low. Precipitation measured at .55.

Sheriff Ousts Robot Bandits From County–

Sheriff Lee and Deputy Sheriff Pat Horton made an official call this week on a couple of “one-armed bandits” that had been gathering in the homeless small coins in a local establishment. Licensed in certain clubs, the slot machines are illegal in this county and the officers report that they will confis cate any found in Daniels County.

Modern Lounge In Gorham Bldg.–

Bud Gorham opened his new cocktail lounge and bar in the Gorham Hotel building this week, with all new fixtures. A new floor, newly decorated interior with indirect lighting, luxurious circular cushion seats with plastic top tables and other fixtures to match, the lounge is one of the most modern to be found anywhere in the state.

Auxiliary Dance Silver Star Hall–

The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring an Armistice Day dance Saturday night, Nov. 10, at Silver Star Hall.

C. E. Parks Dies–

Clarence E. Parks, 55, a resident of this community for 27 years when he left in 1942 for Tacoma, passed away at Pasadena where he had called to visit relatives while on his way to Arizona where he hoped to improve his health. Funeral services will be held at Scobey Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church. “The Skipper”, as he was known came to Scobey in 1915 and took up homestead south of town. On May 27, 1917, was united in marriage to Lucy Marlenee. To them were born three girls, Mrs. Eileen Miller, Mrs. Zelda Oie and Mrs. Nellie LaPierre.

Two Whitetail Couples Licensed to Marry–

Clerk of Court Geo. H. Jones issued marriage licenses to James Alvin Edwards of Whitetail and Lucille Legare of Flaxville. Milton Fred Baethke and Rose Marie Stang both of Whitetail were also issued a marriage license.

Moves to New Radio Shop–

Don Leibrand has moved his radio shop from the Rex building to the former mortuary which has been remodeled to his needs. Don now has plenty of room to accommodate his growing radio repair business and stock the new models for which he will be distributor.

Bill of Rights For Veterans–

The Leader is in receipt of a detailed copy of the veterans bill of rights with explanations, information regarding applications for rehabilitation, insurance, loans, education, employment, pensions, etc.

Whitetail Cafe-Saloon–

Floyd Carlson purchased the cafe-saloon combination at Whitetail. He will operate the saloon and Mr. and Mrs. Nels Olson will have charge of the cafe. The two families moved to Whitetail this week.

Former Jones Cafe Reopens Under New Ownership–

Under the management of George Askelson, the owner, the former Jones Cafe, now remodeled and completely renovated, reopened for business this week after having been closed since Mr. and Mrs. Jones left for the coast.


Mr. and Mrs. Carl Odegard announce the birth of a son, born November 3 at a Minot hospital.

At The Theatres–

Pictures showing at The Rex Theatre include, “Call Of The Wild”, “A Medal For Benny”, “This Man Goes Home”, “Midnight Manhunt”, and “The Memphis Belle”.

Showing at the Flaxville Theatre is, “Boston Blackie Booked On Suspicion”, “Rhythm Round-up”, and “Pan American”.