For the 33rd installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, we find out what is going on in Box Elder. The Box Elder Valley Press’ Aug. 21, 1914 issue had the latest score pertaining to the piano contest. Marion Youso was leading with 56,070 votes. War news was throughout the first page, and this edition also had several small local articles, such as:
To Erect Flour House
The Rocky Mountain Elevator Company is planning to erect a flour house here in the near future and when completed they will ship in flour in car load lots which should make flour here cheaper to the consumer as it will make quite a saving in freight by shipping in large quantities.
Ladies Aid Meeting
Mrs. W. T. Cowan very delightfully entertained the Ladies Aid of the M. E. church on Thursday afternoon. About twenty-five ladies enjoyed the tempting two course luncheon. The Aid will meet next time with Mrs. Melton Tow on Thursday, September 3.
Made Some Money
Carl Loverud, who has a homestead west of town, has threshed 900 bushels of wheat from 100 acres which was put in on winter wheat stubble at a cost of about $100.
The Halfway Coulee club were entertained by Mrs. Edward Tjulander last Wednesday. A pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by all and a delicious lunch was served by the hostess.
H. A. Bartlett is having a commodious addition built on his house and a number of modern improvements installed and when the work is completed he will have a very desirable ranch home.
Bring In Your Good Vegetable Specimens
E. C. Sprague has been busy the past few weeks collecting samples of grain for exhibition at the Hill County fair and considering how dry the past season was has gathered some excellent samples. So far he has not secured any vegetables so any one that has got any good specimens could help wonderfully if they would bring them in.
Let Box Elder make a good showing at the fair this year as we have always had a good display at previous fairs and with every one lending a helping hand we see no reason why we can not equal or even surpass previous exhibits from this section.
Here are some entries from the social pages:
In And About Our Town
Montana is the best place to live.
Jack Hammel left on the Saturday afternoon train for Topeka, Kans. He intends to return in a few months with a car load of milch cows to make his residence on the homestead west of town which he recently filed upon.
Mrs. Victor R. Griggs and Mrs. Ollie Crane returned to their homes in Havre on Tuesday after a few days’ visit at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Ever Nielsen.
Miss Jean Cowan was visiting her aunt Mrs. W. W. Jones last week.
The primary election will be held in the school house on next Tuesday, August 25.
Cowan & Son are threshing their spring white which is yielding about six bushels to the acre.
Dr. Kromer the Optical Specialist will again be in Box Elder at Hotel August 25th, “One day only.” Come early and have your eyes tested and glasses fitted. Any broken lens duplicated.
Miss Ida Belle Convis entertained a number of friends at a birthday party at her home on the west bench Monday afternoon.
Miss Mary Myers left yesterday for Boulus, Minn. She was accompanied by her aunt Mrs. Geo. Haskell who will make a visit there.”